Opinion

Energy statistics often misleading

Editorial

Scorching July weather may have many in the Ohio Valley deciding between cranking up the air conditioning and keeping electricity bills within reason, but it turns out consumers in Ohio and West Virginia are running at about the middle of the pack, in terms of nationwide energy costs.Financial ...

Government payroll needs monitoring

Editorial

A report that state government's payroll in West Virginia includes 917 fewer full-time positions than it did about three years ago is good news to state residents.Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office reported the state has 37,358.37 FTEs, the equivalent of full-time employees. The decline of 917 ...

Democratic leaders fail to back US allies

Editorial

President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other countries.Trump, the Republican candidate for president, has suggested U.S. military aid to its ...

Police did good job at GOP Convention

Editorial

Remember the lead-up top the Republican National Convention in Cleveland? For weeks before it opened, there was speculation about violent demonstrations and confrontations among competing protesters as well as between them and police.Well, the convention ended Thursday night. Most of the ...

Us versus them

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:I listened to a radio talk show host and he was speaking of the "haves" versus the "have nots" in this upcoming election. Though he says he is a Trump supporter, he claims that the Trump needs a larger number of "angry white men" to win the election.Don't worry, I saw through the ...

Olde Guard salute

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor;I am so thankful to live in East Liverpool. I had a wonderful experience working with the staff of East Liverpool High School for the Olde Guard Luncheon. I would like to thank Mr. Taylor, the secretaries and the custodians for a job well done.I would also like to thank the football ...

Safety forces lauded

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:In these times when there is so much negative reaction to law enforcement and other community responders, may I share with the tri-state area how blessed those of us are who live in Newell.About 12:45 am on Tuesday, a very large portion of Hancock County was plunged into darkness. ...

Don’t forget other groups of terrorists

Editorial

The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. That means that what military resources the major powers are willing to devote to battling Muslim militants are directed almost solely at the IS.That is not inappropriate - for now. The IS still controls large ...

Play it safe as temperatures begin to climb

Editorial

Glenn Frey may not have been referring to the temperature when he penned his popular 1984 single, "The Heat Is On, " but that phrase is more than appropriate these days.Hot and humid weather has arrived, and appears will be here for at least the next week.According to the National Weather ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the honest person who turned in the money I had lost at Walmart on Saturday. My husband has been ill and not been able to work since last August. Every dollar is precious. God Bless You.THANKS, writes a reader, to Kim, a pharmacist at Rite Aid, who went ...