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Editorial

N.K. nuclear missiles a threat

U.S. officials cannot say - or at least, will not - whether North Korea has managed to miniaturize nuclear weapons enough to use them as missile warheads. If that has occurred, it is an extraordinarily serious threat to world peace.North Korean officials claim they have built a nuclear device ...

Do as EPA orders, not as agency does

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials ought to consider a new motto: Do as we say, not as we do.Hypocrisy, demagoguery and political games are how Washington works. Consider the EPA's "environmental justice" campaign.Randy Huffman, who heads the West Virginia Department of ...

Councilman out to make a difference

Ernest Peachey may have a seat on East Liverpool City Council, but he certainly is not sitting still.It appears he will be an active representation of his community - since elected in November, he continues to push forward with ideas.As chairman of council's Recreation Committee, Peachey has ...

Issues remain Kasich’s focus

With the field of contenders for the Republican nomination down to four, two of them have adopted a strategy that helped propel one, Donald Trump, to the lead. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have begun making the same sort of harsh, personal, sometimes vulgar attacks against Trump that he used ...

Park levy needs approved

We urge city voters heading to the polls on Tuesday to pass the capital improvement levy for Thompson Park.Considered a "hidden gem" of our city, we believe passage of this levy would provide a much-warranted polish to Thompson Park.The proposed 2-mill levy would generate some $170,000 annually ...

Critical part of Reagan presidency

During the first half of the nation's history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. But that changed to the point that thoughtful Americans have understood for many years that when they elected a ...

Avoiding expensive projects

Sometime within the next five years, taxpayers probably will have to find $250 million to replace a key bridge at Washington, D.C. That is the estimated life remaining in the Arlington Memorial Bridge across the Potomac River.National Park Service officials, who have jurisdiction over the ...

Trump makes impact on political scene

Although Donald Trump is portraying Super Tuesday as a big victory, it is simply one more step on the road toward the Republican nomination.He didn't deliver a knockout blow to Ted Cruz, who won his home state of Texas, as well as Oklahoma and Alaska. Marco Rubio won in Minnesota but was ...

Common sense missing in D.C.

Some people may wonder whether federal bureaucrats are required to stop at their office buildings' front doors every morning and drop off their common sense before beginning the day's work. That could be one explanation for the lack of said quality shown regularly in Washington.Consider this ...

Keeping our schools safe from violence

Children should not be afraid to go to school, for fear someone will appear with a gun, knife or bomb and begin shedding blood.For the vast majority of students, there is no need for such fear. Schools remain safe places - for the most part.But occasionally, violence breaks out in schools. It ...