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Opinion

Getting books into hands of children

Editorial

Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine is taking a page out of Dolly Parton’s book and working to establish the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library in all 88 Ohio Counties. If that name sounds familiar to you, it may be because Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is already working with the United ...

Reports cards needed to gauge students’ progress

Editorial

Parents who disagree with marks their children receive on school report cards sometimes argue the grading system is not fair and should be altered. Few suggest grades ought to be done away with entirely. That would be crazy. Children’s progress in school has to be measured somehow. That ...

Thanks and spanks

Editorial

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the people who go to the VFW, parking on both sides of the street, and also blocking the alley, making it difficult for cars to get through. The street isn't wide enough so please be considerate to the people who live in the neighborhood. THANKS, writes a reader, ...

Victims of fire offers thanks for all who helped

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: We would like to thank, God for His protection over us and also to local business, family, churches, friends, neighbors, first responders, and community members for all of your donations, kind words and prayers. As we watched nearly everything we owned going up in flames, we ...

Appreciates the humor of The Review’s columnist

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Only Fred Miller can bring humor to getting a colonoscopy! He certainly made my morning by his description of the preparation and the term "Up Periscope" had my wife and I laughing out loud! Fred’s continuing sense of humor is appreciated in a time when many people only ...

Democrats need to flee from Trump

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Aha! News flash! Here it is Tuesday, February 4, and the results of Monday's Democrat caucus show no winner. Yet the Republicans report Donald Trump has won the Republican caucus overwhelmingly. Something smells. What further proof do you need? Trump, Russia and the Ukraine ...

Nation should use Iowa as a warning

Editorial

These days, it seems as if there is an app for everything. But the fiasco last week with the Iowa Democratic Party’s presidential nominating caucuses is a reminder that the appeal of new technology needs to be tempered by concern over reliability. Iowa’s caucus process is the first ...

Cracker fund is a sound investment

Editorial

Ohio state officials revealed last week that they are pumping another $20 million into the proposed ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. That brings total state involvement through JobsOhio to $70 million — for a project that has not yet been announced officially as a done deal. State ...

This month is a time for reflection

Editorial

Black History Month 2020 calls to attention those men and women who, despite segregation and derision from fellow countrymen, chose to serve in the cause of freedom as Americans. “African Americans and the Vote” is the theme selected by the Association for the Study of African American ...

The Boys Hear ‘The Facts’

Local Columns

The talk every parent dreads came about innocently enough in a discussion about twins. The 747 is 7 years old. Lamppost Head is 8. Some time ago they had asked the usual introductory questions about where babies come from. Because Shark and Snickers believe in telling them biological truths ...