Opinion

Hillary Clinton wrong on critical concerns

Editorial

It has become more apparent than ever that on issues that worry most Americans, presidential candidate Donald Trump is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. Consider just three issues: Immigration: Trump intends to deport about two million illegal immigrants with criminal histories. He ...

Reduce cost, intrusiveness of government

Editorial

New details of his program to get America back on track were explained recently by presidential candidate Donald Trump. Reining in the costly expansion of the federal government is part of Trump’s plan. To that end, he would, if elected, mandate a freeze on hiring new federal employees. ...

Understanding fire safety may save lives

Editorial

We recently were reminded of the horrifying dangers of fire as a family in nearby Steubenville perished when flames ravaged their home on Sunday. Two little children and their mother died. The father was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital due to his injuries. Perhaps nothing could have been ...

Sticking with affordable fuels

Editorial

Never has the stark difference between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the issue most important to local voters been plainer. Clinton has detailed her position for several months. Her assertion she would, as president, put “lots of coal miners and coal ...

Hillary Clinton wrong for Ohio, W.Va.

Editorial

As eager for change in the White House as many Ohioans and West Virginians are, some may have decided they do not want to vote for Donald Trump in the race for president. But Hillary Clinton, the other major candidate on the ballot, is no alternative. Her attitude is that she will be ...

EPA lack of action is inexcusable

Editorial

Federal officials have worked hard to portray themselves as the cavalry riding to the rescue of residents of Flint, Mich. It turns out they were walking, and slowly, at that. Local, state and federal officials deserve severe criticism for what happened in Flint. In essence, efforts to save ...

Ohio: Re-elect Portman to U.S. Senate

Editorial

Since 2010, when Ohioans by an overwhelming margin elected him to the U.S. Senate, Rob Portman has given us every reason to pat ourselves on the back for making a wise choice. He has represented Buckeye State residents extremely well, making us his top priority in Washington. Not all ...

The pain of change

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Anything that takes us from our usual routine tends to make most people a little uncomfortable until a new routine becomes everyday normal. I understand the pain of change, but I also realize the necessity of change when circumstances warrant. Perhaps this explains the ...

In need of apology

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The Democrat candidate for state Representative, John Dyce, recently called for state Rep. Tim Ginter to denounce comments made by Donald Trump. I am and have always been a registered Democrat, and I am calling for Mr. Dyce to apologize to me and my family members who are ...

Get this under control

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The article in the paper on Monday, Oct. 10, describing the three companies that shipped a total of 459.4 million pain pills to West Virginia over a 6-year period was alarming. That is over 41 pain pills a year for every man, woman, and child in West Virginia. I’m ...