Opinion

Enrollees need assistance with insurance policy

Editorial

The tens of thousands of working and retired West Virginia public employees concerned about the cost of medicines need to know more about how their insurance program can help, it was said this week. Interestingly, the comment came from a member of the Public Employees Insurance Agency finance ...

Take care of yourself this season

Editorial

It’s that time of year again — cold, flu, seasonal allergies ... the “crud.” It seems as though there is constantly something going around, whether at school, work, church, or even within families. As always during this season, there are a few things a person can do to reduce the ...

Getting more out to vote in West Virginia

Editorial

Election officials in some states are being accused of “voter suppression” for attempting to clean up outdated registration lists. You probably can guess that Republican officials are targets of such claims. They just won’t stick in West Virginia, where Secretary of State Mac Warner ...

Re-elect Johnson to Congress

Editorial

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) has been more than a congressman from East Ohio. Since he took office in 2011, Johnson has proved to be the representative for his constituents — and very frequently, among them. In contrast to some lawmakers who begin to think of Washington as home and their ...

Double standard

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The pipe bombs mailed to those who oppose President Trump is a sad thing to see. Which the president has strongly denounced! Sadly the democrats will not denounce those in their own party, like Hillary, Waters, Harris, Holder, Booker and others in the party who have told ...

Vote!

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Vote: The reason to use one of your constitutional rights. In this case the right to vote and show your displeasure in the smoking ban reversal in Hancock County. No reason to mention names. Everyone knows the usual suspects. Just follow the bouncing ball to the tune of “ca ...

Vote to change direction

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Whether you’re for the smoking ban or against it, whether you agree with the animal shelter takeover or not, for one second, let’s forget about those things and look at the two candidates currently running for Hancock County commissioner. The current commissioner has 18 ...

To God be the glory

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: To God be the glory, great things He has done. I was in a department store when I met a lady from our church and she said, “Oh Don, I am glad to see you. I need prayer.” I said I can do that. She asked, “Can you pray for me and don’t know what it is?” I said yes I ...

Consider limits on teen drivers

Editorial

Two Ohio legislators want to set new limits on young motorists. They would increase the length of time new drivers are required to operate under permits rather than full licenses. Currently, drivers under 18 are required to hold instruction permits for six months. A bill sponsored by state ...

Warranted to spend drug funds quickly

Editorial

Often, the prudent way for a state to spend federal grant money is to disburse it sparingly, for two reasons. First, ensuring the money is being spent effectively is important. Second, not running out of funds before the grant period ends is a consideration. Ohio officials deserve praise ...