Opinion

Educate our children

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Monday, May 30, is a national holiday to honor all the veterans who bravely and proudly served this nation in all branches of the military.The Veteran's City Council each year organizes a parade in East Liverpool to honor all who have served.Many from this area have served in battle ...

Hope for future

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Congratulations to the students at East Liverpool High School for taking a stand for what they believe by reciting the Lord's Prayer. I am proud of them, as are their parents.They taught a valuable lesson to everyone. They set the example by standing up and speaking up. They set the ...

Failing miserably

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Our constitution says "the majority rules," yet if one person says "you can't pray in school" or sing the National Anthem, they are the majority. Why is that?From the very beginning of our nation, until after Woodstock in the '60s, we were a solid christian nation with deep ...

Old school

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Just when you thought you were aware of most of all the inherent dangers that our pre-adults were facing - such as drug epidemic, abuses, molestations, etc. - the federal government enacts an order to our public schools (elementary, junior high and high school) on a mandatory ruling ...

Standing together

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:I just read on Facebook about the 2016 graduation at East Liverpool High. In a society where the threat of an unfounded lawsuit has so much power, these young adults took the power back.I watched the video with tears in my eyes and pride bursting from inside. I can't even imagine ...

Keeping school officials honest

Editorial

Being drummed out of your profession in disgrace may not be enough punishment for public school officials caught lying about student achievement and attendance. What they have done is fraud - with taxpayers as the victims.Several Columbus school district officials have been caught in the ...

Foster parents can make a life special

Editorial

May is Foster Parent Awareness Month, and it is a good time to thank those foster parents who open their hearts and homes to children.Many of the children placed in foster care may never have felt safe and secure inside a home. They may not understand what a loving family is all about.Foster ...

thanks & spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to those who supported the Wellsville Revitalization Committee's benefit breakfast at the American Legion.SPANKS, writes a reader, to the upper management of a local company for not truly knowing how some department heads are ruining your business.THANKS, writes a ...

Taking a stand for their rights

Editorial

High school students are encouraged to do something about bullying. Last Sunday, graduating seniors at East Liverpool High School did just that. They recited the Lord's Prayer.For many years, it has been a tradition for members of the school choir to sing the prayer during commencement ...

Monopoly on GED tests needs to end

Editorial

Ohioans who did not obtain conventional high school diplomas should not have to pay an arm and a leg to obtain an equivalency certificate. They also should not be forced to take the required examination on a computer.As matters stand, it costs $120 to take the General Educational Development ...