Opinion

Loughry had no option but to quit

Editorial

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?

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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 ...

Vote ‘yes’ for police levy

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: In lieu of the recent tragedy in nearby Pittsburgh with 11 people being murdered and six being wounded, including 4 police officers, it is critical that all the citizens in St. Clair Township rally behind the police levy and vote “yes.” The brave officers in Pittsburgh were ...

Smoking issue

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Well, Mountaineer Casino allowed smoking to take effect immediately. But they did sort of make a small part of the gaming floor non-smoking. They put up a few signs so people would know it’s a non-smoking area. But there’s no walls or door to keep the smoke out from the ...

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

Editorial

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 ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the nice gentleman who returned my brown purse, which I had misplaced, to Kmart last Sunday. There’s still honest people out there. THANKS, writes a reader, to the Wellsville High School volleyball team and coaches for giving the entire community a source of pride ...