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Opinion

Don’t let evil destroy all of the Boy Scouts’ goodness

Editorial

Millions of American boys, along with millions of others worldwide, became better men because of the Boy Scouts. For them, the more than century-old organization helped build character and taught valuable skills. We have seen that in our own area year after year. We have seen first-hand Boy ...

Pioneer broke race and gender barriers

Editorial

Though she lived an incredibly full 101 years, the death of Katherine Johnson came as a bit of a surprise — and with some sadness. Giants like her seem as though they will be with us forever. And Johnson was, truly, an American giant. Despite all the challenges that came with being born a ...

The case for U.S. leadership on advanced coal technology

Local Columns

While it can feel like the world is in the midst of an energy transition — where one source of energy is replaced by another — that's not what's happening. Instead of transition, we're in a period of addition. The growing use of wind and solar power is actually coming on top of increased ...

Spay Day sends an important message

Editorial

It’s a proven fact — spaying and neutering are effective, and humane, ways to save the lives of animals. These procedures are one of many important responsibilities that come with owning a dog or cat. So along with providing a safe, warm home, food and water and daily exercise, we ask ...

BDC executive director offers response

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: The Business Development of the Northern Panhandle, BDC, has worked with county, state and federal officials to secure over $1 million in grant funding to environmentally clean up the TS&T property in Chester which had been neglected and abandoned for nearly 30 years. ...

Try considering the source before jumping on board

Editorial

Political controversy is seen by some people solely as an opportunity for fame and fortune. It seems attorney Michael Avenatti belongs in that category. Avenatti’s big chance came when the California attorney latched onto a prize client: Stephanie Clifford, more commonly known in the porn ...

Back-up plan is a must for ‘first’ digital census

Editorial

The once-a-decade collection of information about Americans may well go down in history as the first digital Census. Let us hope it also is not recorded as an electronic fiasco. Officials at the U.S. Census Bureau will be utilizing tons of state-of-the-art technology in gathering information ...

International hackers cannot get a free pass

Editorial

Some other governments spare no effort to gain advantage over U.S. businesses and consumers. Trade barriers such as tariffs and unreasonable restrictions in the name of product safety are examples. But some — including China — are involved in all-out assaults on Americans. Theft of U.S. ...

Getting books into hands of children

Editorial

Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine is taking a page out of Dolly Parton’s book and working to establish the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library in all 88 Ohio Counties. If that name sounds familiar to you, it may be because Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is already working with the United ...

Reports cards needed to gauge students’ progress

Editorial

Parents who disagree with marks their children receive on school report cards sometimes argue the grading system is not fair and should be altered. Few suggest grades ought to be done away with entirely. That would be crazy. Children’s progress in school has to be measured somehow. That ...