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Editorial

Prevent, punish abuse of trust

Ohioans are justifiably outraged when they learn someone in a position of trust has violated it by victimizing others, often children. But a recent state Supreme Court ruling may be cause for secret celebrations by some of the villains.In a 5-2 decision, the court tossed out the conviction of a ...

Recognizing lives saved by police officers

Only William Gossett knows with certainty what he would have done had police in Monaca, Pa., not far from here, not arrested him outside a movie theater.His father told reporters he was relieved when he learned Gossett, 21, had been arrested. And a prosecutor said there was a "real possibility" ...

Energy Express a plus for area

Energy Express continues to show its success, providing learning opportunities to area youth while on their summer breaks in an effort to assist in their education.In existence in the United States for 24 years, Energy Express is designed to include education and nutrition, while providing a ...

Prosecutor failed in Baltimore case

On April 12, 2015, Baltimore, Md., police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife. He was placed into the back of a police van, where he fell into a coma. He died in a hospital seven days later, of injuries to his spinal cord.Some in the ...

Portman has earned unions’ endorsements

For many years, labor unions almost reflexively supported Democrat candidates for office. Republicans need not apply, even if it was clear their policies were better for unions' members.That has changed for officials in some unions, as evidenced by two endorsements received by Sen. Rob Portman ...

Laws curbing perverts need to be specific

If you are among the perverted class who engage in "upskirt" photography, Georgia may be the place for you."Upskirting," using small cameras, cellphones or other devices, is the practice of taking photographs of women in skirts from below. The whole idea is a sleazy invasion of privacy.But a ...

Terrorists an evil to be eradicated

Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass Tuesday. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat.The attack was the most recent in a string of atrocities committed by Islamic terrorists, who seem to be ...

Energy statistics often misleading

Scorching July weather may have many in the Ohio Valley deciding between cranking up the air conditioning and keeping electricity bills within reason, but it turns out consumers in Ohio and West Virginia are running at about the middle of the pack, in terms of nationwide energy costs.Financial ...

Government payroll needs monitoring

A report that state government's payroll in West Virginia includes 917 fewer full-time positions than it did about three years ago is good news to state residents.Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office reported the state has 37,358.37 FTEs, the equivalent of full-time employees. The decline of 917 ...

Democratic leaders fail to back US allies

President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other countries.Trump, the Republican candidate for president, has suggested U.S. military aid to its ...