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Opinion

Pay attention on the roads and save lives

Editorial

We might be well into November, but that doesn’t mean the lessons shared during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month are any less important. This year’s observance of the month, which is designed to draw attention to the dangers presented by distracted driving, was held in October ...

Biden is right to prioritize epidemic

Editorial

President-elect Joe Biden is correct in making the COVID-19 epidemic a top priority. His strategy likely will be much different than that of incumbent President Donald Trump. Limiting the coronavirus’ spread and treating those infected by it have had to be the Trump administration’s ...

Recognizing our ‘citizen soldiers’

Editorial

We call them “citizen soldiers” because for most of the year, they are not in uniform but instead, among us at our workplaces, schools and elsewhere in our society. But this year, many are on the front lines of a war being fought not with firearms and other implements of combat, but with ...

Consider global coalition to stop serious cybercrime

Editorial

Federal officials recently warned of an evolving dangerous class of hackers — freelancers willing to kill for money. The warning came about a new wave of online extortion attempts directed at hospitals and other health care facilities. Their technique is simplicity itself: Hack into a ...

Giving thanks to all of our vets

Editorial

Since 1919, Americans have been celebrating a very special day on Nov. 11. Today is Veterans Day. It is a day of acknowledgment. It is a day of utmost respect and reverence. It is a day of thanks for those who helped pay the price for freedom. Please appreciate that sentiment. We stress this ...

Yes, worry about those around you

Editorial

While many Ohio residents may spent much of last week watching the colors change on a different map, the aftermath of the general election was playing out while our state and the nation were in the continued grip of the surging COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Gov. Mike DeWine named a new ...

Settlement will pave way for better roads

Editorial

It appears that for the next few years, the king of road paving in West Virginia may not be found in the state Division of Highways. Look in Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office, instead. Asked why they cannot get more done to keep Mountain State highways in good condition, state ...

Now must come a time for healing

Editorial

This very unpredictable election has gone, well, as many predicted. Despite the predictions by early polling — that aren’t always accurate — as this is written we still don’t know unequivocally who has won this historic presdiential election. But what has happened, as expected, is the ...

Honoring all who served in WWII

Editorial

Before long, the last American military veteran of World War II will be gone from among us. We can never thank and honor them adequately — but a request by all five members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation would provide an appropriate formal and national expression of ...

Shutdown will wreak even more havoc on us

Editorial

With COVID-19 slashing through populations throughout the world, some nations are preparing for lockdowns of the type employed last spring to curb the virus’ spread. Americans can’t afford to do that. Another business slowdown / shutdown of the type we experienced for a few months could ...