Editorial

North Korean leader has no fear of U.N.

Japan's ambassador to the United Nations warned last week the world body will lose credibility if it does not respond decisively to North Korea's claim it has tested a hydrogen bomb.The ambassador is wrong, unfortunately. The United Nations has no credibility left to lose regarding nuclear ...

Debate not just about firearms

Some observers seemed a bit surprised at Sen. Joe Manchin's reaction to new limits on firearms purchases proposed by President Barack Obama. After all, much of the White House plan has been suggested previously - by Manchin.It is true the senator from West Virginia, along with a bipartisan ...

Ensure officers are informed

Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice might be alive today if Cleveland police officers had been told they might be about to confront a kid with a pellet gun. But the dispatcher who sent them did not think to pass along that information from the caller who notified police about Rice.Just two seconds after ...

Pay attention to school buses

A recent accident involving a school bus in West Virginia could have been much worse. Let us hope and pray that thought occurs to every motorist using local roads - because the next time very easily could be worse.It appears there were no injuries in the mishap, though the 19 students on the ...

Education matched with opportunity

Ohioans got some good news about the economy during the fall, when the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported there were 240,000 job openings in the state. That is the highest that particular measure has been since it was first tracked, in 2011.Even better, the report showed nearly ...

Dealing with threat of nuclear attack

Nuclear war is a "real and growing danger," former defense Secretary William Perry recently warned. There can be no reasonable argument about that.What is open to question is what U.S. officials are doing to guard against a nuclear attack, either in a war or by a terrorist organization or ...

Beating drug abuse in W.Va.

Far more West Virginians have lost their lives to narco-terrorism than to attacks carried out by Islamic fanatics. It is time for West Virginians to declare war on the drug pushers - and fight them with every weapon at the state's disposal.Substance abuse is a crisis. It kills hundreds of ...

Social Security ignored again

Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations.That is despite the fact that, at 80 years old, Social Security is well on its way to going belly-up. Federal officials say the Social Security ...

Monitoring terror threats in the U.S.

As a new year begins, some Americans are very worried about Islamic terrorism. Specifically, they fear the Islamic State, al-Qaida and other groups are planning to infiltrate hundreds or even thousands of killers into the United States.But what about terrorists already in our midst?Syed Farook ...

Early detection is best defense

The new year brings a chance for more opportunities and fresh starts.It's also a good time to dedicate attention to health issues, and with January being Cervical Health Awareness Month, we remind our female readers to get tested.American Cancer Society officials are reporting that between 60 ...