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Keeping food safe

June 13, 2016 We have been accustomed to hearing about recalls of food products because of concerns they may make us sick. But according to a federal watchdog, the U.. more »»

Pa. cracker plant good for entire region

June 12, 2016 Four years ago, residents of our area were hanging our heads in defeat. Shell Chemical had announced it would build an ethane cracker plant near Monaca, P. more »»

Need to blame Mother Nature for the heat

June 11, 2016 Advocates of swift, severe action to curb climate change are fond of pointing to “hottest ever” temperature reports, severe storms and droughts to back up their contention. more »»

Ohio’s prisons need another watchdog

June 10, 2016 Exposing flaws in Ohio’s prison system — such as finding maggots in food served to inmates — is an important task. more »»

Family fun at Pottery Festival

June 9, 2016 For nearly half-a-century, the Tri-State Pottery Festival has served as a showcase for the rich pottery history of our area. more »»

Curbing violent crime in big cities

June 8, 2016 Violent crime is increasing in some big cities. Law enforcement officials seem to be at a loss to explain it. Drugs might be a good possibility. more »»

Keep GOP convention peaceful in July

June 7, 2016 Thuggery directed at supporters of presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump seems to be ramping u. more »»

Value friendship with Canada

June 6, 2016 A formation of nine foreign warplanes making low passes over Washington, D.C., normally would be cause for enormous alarm. But not recently. more »»

Good-paying jobs needed in West Virginia

June 5, 2016 College graduates looking for a place to start their careers are bombarded by information as they try to make good decisions. more »»

No need to rush on state marijuana bill

June 4, 2016 Like other states, Ohio got it wrong in regulating drugs intended to ease the pain of accident victims and those suffering from certain illnesses. more »»

Taking some responsibility for all children editorial page

June 3, 2016 Most parents come to realize quickly that taking their eyes off little children for even a few seconds can result in big trouble. Some do not. more »»

All-Terrain Vehicles not merely ‘toys’

June 2, 2016 A fatal accident last week was a reminder that all-terrain vehicles may be smaller and less powerful than cars and trucks — but can be just as deadly. more »»

Candidates should debate

June 1, 2016 After watching the circuses into which some televised debates among candidates for president degenerated, the two leading candidates for governor in West Virginia may be leery of subjecting... more »»

Washington continues to drag its feet

May 31, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

Remembering those who paid ultimate price

May 30, 2016 Today, Memorial Day, is the day set aside to honor those who died while serving in the Armed Forces — those to whom our debt of gratitude is greatest. Throughout the generations, more than 1. more »»

Make charter schools more accountable

May 29, 2016 One online charter school in Ohio informed students they had to be logged onto the institution’s website for only 60 minutes a day. Another had just 16 full-time students, not the 57 it claimed. more »»

Keeping school officials honest

May 28, 2016 Being drummed out of your profession in disgrace may not be enough punishment for public school officials caught lying about student achievement and attendance. more »»

Foster parents can make a life special

May 27, 2016 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. more »»

Taking a stand for their rights

May 26, 2016 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 Praye. more »»

Monopoly on GED tests needs to end

May 25, 2016 Ohioans who did not obtain conventional high school diplomas should not have to pay an arm and a leg to obtain an equivalency certificate. more »»



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