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Government payroll needs monitoring

July 26, 2016 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. more »»

Democratic leaders fail to back US allies

July 25, 2016 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... more »»

Police did good job at GOP Convention

July 24, 2016 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... more »»

Don’t forget other groups of terrorists

July 23, 2016 The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. more »»

Play it safe as temperatures begin to climb

July 22, 2016 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. more »»

Gov. Kasich decision on guns prudent

July 21, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich was absolutely correct in his reaction to calls, some from law enforcement, that he suspend a state law on firearms during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. more »»

Convention should be very interesting

July 20, 2016 What’s happening politically in Cleveland isn’t so unprecedente. more »»

Don’t add risk to police jobs

July 19, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

Withholding vital health information

July 18, 2016 Health officials have expressed concern about increases in transmission of some diseases by those who share hypodermic needles to use illicit drug. more »»

Check diplomats’ lapses in security

July 17, 2016 It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal email servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is... more »»

Improving public schools in Ohio

July 15, 2016 Imagine reading that during a two-year period, 14 schools in Ohio were closed because they were not doing a good enough job for students. Shocking, right? Believe it. more »»

Actions of hacker served no justice

July 14, 2016 Surely Jefferson County residents, especially those in law enforcement, have had enough of accusations they as a community tried to cover up the rape of a 16-year-old girl nearly four years ag. more »»

Helping dropouts

July 13, 2016 Education officials in Ohio and West Virginia have received a blunt reminder of the importance of finding high school dropouts and helping them. more »»

Drug abuse crisis complex

July 12, 2016 Appalachia’s substance abuse epidemic is a difficult problem to comprehend. more »»

Let bands play on, but with less expense

July 11, 2016 Who knew? Those military bands that have visited our area cost about $430 million a year. Some members of Congress think that money would be spent better on equipment for combat forces. more »»

Curbing federal dictates to states

July 10, 2016 The revulsion many Americans feel for the Confederate battle flag is understandable. To them, it is a symbol of a government formed to defend slavery. more »»

Veterans being let down again

July 9, 2016 One reason so many bureaucrats get away with murder is that the government so often does nothing more than slap them on the wrists, if even that. more »»

Stansbury is ambassador to city of EL

July 8, 2016 Josh Stansbury will not be the next “ultimate fighter. more »»

Marking FOIA’s 50th anniversary

July 7, 2016 Possibly the most important tool citizens have to keep their government in check turned 50 on Monday. It’s called the Freedom of Information Act. It was July 4, 1966, when President Lyndon . more »»

Illegal immigration problem

July 6, 2016 President Barack Obama and his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, would have voters believe illegal immigration — by whatever name the politically correct crowd calls it these days — is not much of ... more »»

Democrats’ stunt was pure politics

July 5, 2016 Proponents of new limits on gun ownership should be furious with Democrats in the House of Representatives for the purely political “sit-in” demonstration they staged over gun control. more »»


Help Me Grow Playgroup July 26, 2016

LISBON — Help Me Grow Playgroup meets 10-11:30 a.m. today at Robert Bycroft School. For information, call 330-424-0288. more »

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