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Some died needlessly

August 5, 2015 This week marks a grim anniversary for many Ohioans. It was 10 years ago, on Aug 3, 2005, that a single ambush in Iraq took the lives of 14 Marines. more »»

Diverting attention from real threat

August 4, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. more »»

Firing VA officials who let vets down

August 3, 2015 Since a scandal erupted last year over military veterans being forced to wait excessively long for health care appointments at government facilities, things have changed, U.S. Rep. David McKinley (W. more »»

Protecting Ohio children at risk

August 2, 2015 After 5-month-old Erin Warfel died in March 2013, the authorities in Medina, Ohio, decided her cause of death was “undecided.” Everyone involved moved on with their lives. more »»

Music will play on at Oak Glen

August 1, 2015 Kathy Kidder-Wilkerson has been on the job as superintendent of Hancock County Schools only a short time, but it’s apparent she’s not easing into her new assignmen. more »»

Kent students on ‘Point’ with class project

July 31, 2015 On-the-job training, to us, provides the best-case scenario for all involved — the student gaining hands-on knowledge directly from the teache. more »»

Shipping more jobs overseas

July 30, 2015 We Americans consume a lot more aluminum than our country produces. more »»

Guard against ‘Grandparent Scam’ calls

July 29, 2015 It seems the supply of vicious predators who rely on the compassion of others to fleece them is endless. more »»

Don’t make same mistake on housing

July 28, 2015 As so often is the case, good news about the economy is being reacted to by some economists and politicians who fear it will not las. more »»

Stop delaying gas progress

July 27, 2015 Those whose hopes have risen and fallen on the idea that a natural gas industry boom was “this close” to delivering a major boost to the Mid-Ohio Valley economy are likely beginning to ask... more »»

Punish dishonest education officials

July 26, 2015 Ohioans, including the tens of thousands of dedicated, honest, effective teachers, may be wondering if there is a limit to the rottenness in public education officialdom. more »»

All cleanup efforts a help to the city

July 25, 2015 We’ve read some rumblings from the Facebook community about certain cleanup efforts within the downtown East Liverpool area. more »»

Kasich appeal will increase

July 24, 2015 For too long, the economy has been the political playground of presidents — of both parties — and many members of Congress. Ohio Gov. more »»

Working together important

July 23, 2015 We like the fact our community leaders don’t always agree. It’s to be expected, in fact. more »»

Trump out of his league on heroism

July 22, 2015 It is unlikely Donald Trump remembers what he was doing on Oct. 26, 1967. He was a student at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance, not having to worry about being drafted for the Vietnam War. more »»

Trump owes all POWs an apology

July 21, 2015 Many of us have said things we wish we had not. Having the humility, courage and intelligence to admit we were wrong and, if appropriate, to apologize, is one good measure of character. more »»

Plan no help in rural areas

July 20, 2015 As so often is the case with federal initiatives to improve Americans’ lives, one announced by President Barack Obama last week holds no promise for many West Virginians and Ohioans. more »»

Lower prices doesn’t equal unqualified boon

July 19, 2015 Figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and studied by the Tax Foundation, show money goes a little further in West Virginia and Ohio than it does in most of the rest of the country. more »»

IRS doing less with more money

July 18, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Chester teapot volunteers deserve praise

July 17, 2015 Residents of our Ohio River communities deserve to be boasting a bit based on recent stories of volunteerism and fundraising appearing within the pages of this newspape. more »»



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