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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 »»

Alzheimer’s remains devastating

July 3, 2016 Alzheimer’s disease knows not from accomplishments. It claims the minds of those it affects and, eventually, it claims their lives. more »»

Iran being given too many breaks

July 2, 2016 Iran continues to be a major sponsor of terrorism, the State Department concluded in a recent report. Yet last week, in part because of U.S. more »»

Welcome home alumni

July 1, 2016 It’s that time again. It’s the All-Class Reunion. Welcome home! It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since the last time the downtown streets received a heavy dose of Blue & White. more »»

Play it safe near fireworks

June 30, 2016 The Fourth of July is usually a time to celebrate with family picnics and get-togethers, sometimes accompanied by a few bangs and booms. more »»

Lending a hand to our neighbors

June 29, 2016 Already it is known 23 people were killed by the raging waters in southern West Virginia. The death toll may rise. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed. more »»

Bask in glory, Cleveland, you earned it

June 28, 2016 It is estimated that 1. more »»

Stop corporate drug pushers

June 27, 2016 Pill pushers are not just shady guys on the streets — individual criminals. more »»

Compromise on animal shelter contract

June 26, 2016 Lesson No. 1 from the controversy over the Hancock County Animal Shelter contract is that news stories should be read in their entirety before they are commented upon. more »»

Telling the truth about war in Iraq

June 25, 2016 Iraqi forces have recaptured 80 percent of Fallujah, a key city controlled by Islamic State terrorists for about two years, an Iraqi commander told reporters earlier this week. It was wonderful new. more »»

Getting help for addicts

June 24, 2016 Substance abuse has become a deadly epidemic in Ohio and West Virginia. Such outbreaks call for radical treatment. One controversial tactic is being implemented by the Newark, Ohio, police department. more »»



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