Opinion

Protect middle class

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:I was surprised to read about West Virginia passing the Right to Work law.The people of West Virginia are having enough trouble making a living. They don't need our politicians throwing restraints in their way.In 1935, our government guaranteed the people's right to organize ...

Team Chris

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:On behalf of "Team Chris," I would like to thank the community for playing a part in helping us to raise the money for local resident Chris Aikens, who is in need of a kidney transplant. Our goal is $50,000 and we are at the half-way mark. I personally think this is a great ...

Chasely update

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:The "No Pain For Chasely Campaign" would like to take this time and thank those that have helped us on our journey - whether it was for donations for the benefit dinner, donations for the Chinese Auction, or cash donations. We were overwhelmed with the love and support shown by the ...

Limiting choices

Editorial

The federal government's social engineers never seem to learn. Time and time again their mandates issued in the name of consumerism make life tougher, not better.They're back. Now, they are mandating that retailers who accept food stamps must stock wider varieties of healthy foods.Retailers ...

Spring Training a reliable sign

Editorial

While the weather our area has been experiencing during the past few weeks might lead you to believe otherwise, you can rest assured that spring is much closer than you might think.If you have any doubts, you need only look to Florida and Arizona for the most time-honored sign that the weather ...

thanks spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local bank teller who didn't know what a transaction book is and then wrongly asked a drive-thru customer to sign a blank withdraw slip.SPANKS, writes a reader, to those people on Valentine's Day at an East End business who watched my son get attacked by three ...

Senseless acts of vandalism

Editorial

The recent vandalism against three Wellsville churches was an ugly act.Sometime overnight Feb. 13, the Blessed Virgin Mother statue, which remains outside the former Immaculate Conception Church, had its face spraypainted black and an inverted cross spraypainted the length of its body; a cross ...

Neighbors helping neighbors

Editorial

Again we are witnessing the willingness of our communities to help in times of need.A Saturday fire ripped through the Center Township building, destroying not only the structure but the equipment inside.On Sunday, township officials reported the 51 miles of roadway within its jurisdiction were ...

Register to vote today

Editorial

For those Ohio residents not yet registered to vote, but interested in taking part in the March primary, today is the deadline to register.And with this being a presidential election year, we especially urge you to participate in the democratic process.Ohio always plays a key role in the ...

National Park maintenance backlogged

Editorial

New is good if you are a politician. You like to be able to announce new programs and new facilities such as recreational areas.But what about what we have already?As those who love the national park system celebrate its 100th birthday this year, some of what we revere is falling apart, ...