Editorial

What would we have done if he was not a ‘nice kid?’

A case pending in East Liverpool Municipal Court has attracted considerable attention from the public, not because people believe the defendant is guilty, but because they believe him innocent. That will be a decision up to the judge, but the reasons being aired on social media by the ...

Loughry had no option but to quit

Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry resigned Friday — but only after it became obvious to him that he had no realistic option. Loughry resigned from his post, effective at the close of business Monday. He is one of two ex-justices charged with federal crimes. ...

Trading one drug woe for another?

Ohio’s “medicinal marijuana” program is just getting off the ground. Already, it is being suggested state officials should add a new health condition to the list of those for which cannabis can be prescribed as a remedy: opioid addiction. There is evidence the active ingredient derived ...

Honoring Veterans Day

It all began on Nov. 11, 1918 and was originally known as Armistice Day. At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the armistice ending World War I was signed. The day later became a holiday to not only celebrate the end of World War I— then known as the war to end all wars — ...

Passage of West Virginia Amendment 2 no surprise

Approval in Tuesday’s election of a measure giving the West Virginia Legislature some control over the state judiciary’s spending should have come as no surprise to anyone. Amendment 2 on the election ballot passed by a landslide. It gives the Legislature long-overdue authority over the ...

Get out and vote

No doubt you will be going to the polls today if you are a registered voter who has not yet cast a ballot through one of the early voting systems in Ohio. Right? You understand how important this year’s general election is, regardless of where you live, of course. So you will be voting, ...

DeWine right choice for Ohio governor

It became apparent during the 2016 presidential election that many Ohioans are fed up with traditional politics and are ready to embrace government outsiders. But one longtime insider earned Buckeye State residents’ trust. He is state Attorney General Mike DeWine, a Republican who is ...

Look at the two-year W.Va. colleges, too

During their one-on-one exchange during a candidate forum last week, state Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, and his Democrat challenger, William Ihlenfeld, disagreed on a multitude of issues. On one thing they were in solid, unqualified agreement, however: State officials need to ...

Enrollees need assistance with insurance policy

The tens of thousands of working and retired West Virginia public employees concerned about the cost of medicines need to know more about how their insurance program can help, it was said this week. Interestingly, the comment came from a member of the Public Employees Insurance Agency finance ...

Take care of yourself this season

It’s that time of year again — cold, flu, seasonal allergies ... the “crud.” It seems as though there is constantly something going around, whether at school, work, church, or even within families. As always during this season, there are a few things a person can do to reduce the ...