Opinion

Preserve, protect, defend

Editorials

So free and, in general, prosperous are we Americans that we sometimes take our blessings as a nation for granted. We should not. They are based on something of a miracle — our Constitution. Each year on Sept. 17, we celebrate Constitution Day. It is both a time for us to marvel at what ...

Mine study should be funded

Editorials

For eight years, it seemed as if then-President Barack Obama had unleashed every weapon in the bureaucracy’s arsenal against the coal mining industry. Then, Obama invented some new tools to harass coal country. In that context, President Donald Trump’s plan to roll back the regulatory ...

FRC remains part of the solution

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Last week, East Liverpool Chief John Lane announced that the city had received the state DART grant for $50,000 over the next two years. The city is to be congratulated on this achievement, and now have the ability to provide help to the many in the area suffering from drug addiction. ...

Look who is out of business

Editorials

Her infamous “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business” moment is the comment she regrets most from her failed campaign for president, Hillary Clinton writes in her new book, “What Happened.” But as usual with Clinton, she refuses to admit it was ...

The anniversary

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I enjoy the written word — and I think that the editors and writers for this newspaper never get the recognition that they deserve. I read the article written by Mr. Tom Giambroni covering the ceremony for Sept. 11 held in Wellsville on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. He did an excellent ...

The reason more have jobs

Editorials

It is ironic that Democratic candidates for governor in Ohio are saying they want to focus on job creation. That and complaints about incumbent Gov. John Kasich dominated a debate among four Democratic gubernatorial candidates Tuesday in Martins Ferry. Our region of the state once was an ...

It’s Johnny Appleseed time

Editorials

First the leaves start turning. Then the nights get longer and cooler and the air starts to get that crisp smell of fall. About that time mouths in Lisbon and the surrounding area start watering for the taste of apples. That’s when you know that it must be Johnny Appleseed Festival time ...

The freedom to lose your life

Editorials

Most people understand the risk impaired drivers — those intoxicated from drinking alcohol or using other drugs or distracted by utilizing smartphones improperly — pose to the traveling public. It turns out we can blame an even greater threat on ... ourselves. Safety-related statistics ...

Target the source

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Everywhere we turn, whether it be TV, internet or newspapers, the drug abuse epidemic is discussed. Substance abuse costs our nation approximately $600 billion annually. Some 24.6 million Americans, 9.4 percent of the population, abuse drugs. That is an 8 percent increase since ...

Tighten up a leaky ship

Editorials

Certain positions in government involve handling of sensitive material. To get such a job, one has to obtain security clearance. How deeply investigators look into one’s background depends on the level of clearance required. It can require as long as 10 months to be approved for ...