Editorials

Be a sensible shopper

Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays. Sometimes we just don’t use our heads. Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...

WVU frats need to be reined in

On the night of Saturday, Nov. 10, David Rusko, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at West Virginia University, fell down the steps at the fraternity house. He was injured badly. Two hours passed before anyone at the fraternity house decided it was time to call an ambulance. Rusko, ...

Nature needs just a little help

Those concerned with the health of our environment can be quick to point to drastic, instant-result “solutions” that do more harm than good. Their sense of urgency often leads them to bypass ideas that are perhaps slower, but provided by the planet (and smart humans who study it). Here in ...

Cancer not the only concern

Do cell phones cause cancer? The largest and most expensive study to date has determined there is “some evidence,” a notch higher on the confidence continuum from “equivocal evidence.” Looking at 3,000 rodents, spending $30 million, and extending two decades, the National Toxicology ...

Thankful to be an American

Most of us have good reason to pause and give thanks today. Our families top the list of blessings bestowed upon us, of course. Something that happened last Friday in Wheeling, W.Va., is a reminder of one blessing we often overlook, take for granted, or even insist does not exist. That day, ...

What would we have done if he was not a ‘nice kid?’

A case pending in East Liverpool Municipal Court has attracted considerable attention from the public, not because people believe the defendant is guilty, but because they believe him innocent. That will be a decision up to the judge, but the reasons being aired on social media by the ...

EGCC wins with good people

Longtime Jefferson Community College board member Nick Mougianis had a saying: “You win with people.” In the three-day celebration of what is now Eastern Gateway Community College, the phrase was obvious. From high school students visiting campus to EGCC students, staff and faculty ...

A real change on the high court

On Tuesday, Cleveland appellate court Judge Melody J. Stewart became the first African-American woman and the first African-American Democrat to be elected to the Ohio Supreme Court. True, Stewart’s election may have had more to do with being the highest-rated judicial candidate in this ...

Another important decision

For the third time in less than three months, Gov. Jim Justice faces the task of appointing a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court. Let us hope he chooses as wisely as he did in filling the first two vacancies. Earlier this year, Justice appointed Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins to two ...

Will slow, steady win the race?

Ohio will miss yet another mark in its march toward the sale of medical marijuana — this one an assurance that sales could begin by the end of November. That is not going to happen. According to Mark Hamlin, of the Ohio Department of Commerce, the two testing labs closest to opening are ...