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Opinion

A time of reckoning to repair tensions

Editorial

Use of excessive force by law enforcement personnel is a problem that transcends race, as a video shot recently in Buffalo, New York, makes clear. Taken by a television news crew, the video shows Buffalo police responding to a demonstration in the city’s Niagara Square. Like so many ...

Cocktails to go may help out restaurants

Editorial

Many have wondered whether some of the changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic might become permanent as we transition into a “new normal.” Ohio lawmakers are considering one that should make restaurant and bar owners cheer — but should also come with a note of caution. The ...

Law enforcement bill merits action

Editorial

The overwhelming majority of law enforcement officers and deputies are good men and women who use force only when there is no alternative. They should not have to serve alongside brutes who view badges as licenses to harm other people — and sometimes kill them. Ohio legislators, some ...

All citizens should honor our flag

Editorial

Sunday is Flag Day. Flag Day deserves the respect of each and every one of us. Especially during these current turbulent social times coming smack dab after the height of the virus crisis. After all, we are all Americans first and foremost. Some seem to forget that. Flag Day doesn't carry the ...

Defunding police isn’t right answer

Editorial

Calls for massive “defunding” of law enforcement are simply insane. When political correctness addles our brains to the point we fail to recognize the critical need we have for the “thin blue line” to safeguard us from crime, we Americans will be in real, imminent danger. Yet some ...

Urging the WVDOH to move forward on project

Letters To The Editor

To the editor, The following letter was sent to WV Dept. of Transportation Secretary Byrd White. Dear Secretary White: We write again to inquire about the state of the Route 2 project in New Cumberland. On January 27, the undersigned legislators and members of the Hancock County Commission ...

Thanks and appreciation for all of our police officers

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: A special thanks and a note of respect and appreciation goes out to all local police officers in the tristate area. These brave men and women put their lives on the line each and everyday not know if they will live to see another day. I tip my hat to all of you for protecting ...

In response to a Trump supporter

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I’m responding to the letter to the editor published May 22 from a reader stating her support for Trump. I see him much differently than she does. In her letter she states that she is thankful he wants our country and our economy to prosper. Right now it certainly isn’t. ...

Gun safety more critical when children are around

Editorial

A family in Cleveland continues to mourn after a 12-year-old boy and his brother found a loaded gun in their father’s truck and tragedy followed last week. Donell King Jr., 12, died after having attempted to take the gun away from his brother, who had picked it up. The gun went off, and ...

Learn from educational responses to virus crisis

Editorial

Many school districts and individual teachers have contingency plans for classes to be interrupted for a few days. We doubt more than a handful had strategies for the current situation, in which the last couple of months of school for millions of students was canceled. There is evidence many ...