Opinion

Locker room talk

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The primordial beast of carnality and lust strikes early and often at practically all males of species Homo sapiens. Few are exempt. The beast never lets up — when fulfillment is not forthcoming, one must sublimate his carnal desires. Richness of source material abounds ...

‘Walk for Women’ a success

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor; On behalf of the Hancock County Health Department staff and the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, I would like to thank all walkers and sponsors for making “The Walk for Women … Take a Step Against Breast Cancer Awareness” walk a ...

Inviting anarchy

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Has it not been the media informing us for the last 30 years that America is no longer restricted by some outdated moral code? Instead of putting women on a pedestal because it’s sexist, they are sent to become special forces. This is nothing but feign outrage by the ...

Vote Cowey

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Paul Cowey is the only person running for Hancock County commissioner who cares about the issues. I say this because he attends every commission meeting and takes notes. None of the other candidates have done so. He talks to people attending the meetings, asks questions, and ...

Get out and vote

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Let’s talk about Donald Trump, everybody’s doing it. Traveling through the area I see Trump stickers on cars and signs in people’s yards and I’m wondering, Why Trump? People are saying they want change. President Obama got millions of people medical insurance that ...

Failing to protect children in danger

Editorial

In July 2014, Brittany Pilkington, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, smothered her 3-month-old son, Niall. She told authorities she didn’t know what caused his death. In April 2015, Pilkington smothered her 4-year-old son, Gavin. She told authorities much the same story. In August 2015, Pilkington ...

University a role model for progress

Editorial

While many recipients of taxpayers’ money in the Mountain State are preparing arguments why legislators should not reduce their funding, West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee is taking another approach. He’s volunteering for WVU to make a sacrifice. During his State of ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those responsible for closing the Broadway Wharf restrooms at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 when a group of people were enjoying the facility. Signs posted there state the wharf opens at 6 a.m. and closes at midnight, and the restrooms are closed nightly at 9 p.m. THANKS, ...

Avoid new mortgage loan crisis

Editorial

Let us hold the applause over news this week about the housing market until we are certain it is good news. It may not be. Nearly half the sales of homes during the past year were to first-time buyers, the Zillow real estate firm announced Tuesday. More new home buyers sounds like good ...

Do not let terrorist forces escape Mosul

Editorial

Iraqi officials announced during the weekend that the long-awaited major offensive to liberate Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was getting underway. Good. It is about time. Mosul, in northern Iraq, is the last major bastion of the IS in that country. No doubt the terrorists will fight ...