Opinion

Trump should stay on schedule

Editorials

As much as she may wish she could, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi cannot muzzle the president. Her stunt in suggesting President Donald Trump postpone his scheduled Jan. 29 State of the Union speech is meaningless, except in a political context. Pelosi, D-Calif., a few weeks ...

Jet lag

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats wanted to take a seven-day excursion to Afghanistan, Egypt and Belgium. Thank God Trump shut it down. She and other Dems wanted to travel on our dollars, not theirs. Trump said they could fly commercial if they wanted to. It’s easier to spend our ...

Find solution to the shutdown

Editorials

U.S. Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia in Congress, is absolutely right: “Enough is enough” in regard to the so-called “government shutdown.” Some agencies of government have been idled, or nearly so, since Dec. 22. That is a record for a standoff between the executive and ...

Ohio’s medicinal marijuana law is in full implementation

Editorials

Bright and early Wednesday morning, Joan Caleodis of Martins Ferry, Ohio, earned the distinction of being the first person in modern times to purchase marijuana legally in Ohio — at least, in the eyes of state officials. The substance remains illegal under federal law. But Caleodis was not ...

Fire deaths raise questions

Editorials

Four precious little children died in a house fire Saturday night in Clay County, W.Va. They ranged in age from 6 months to 8 years. Their deaths raise troubling questions about West Virginia’s protection of children placed with foster families. All four of the little ones were staying ...

New governor has a lot of work ahead

Editorials

Mike DeWine became Ohio’s governor Monday, as John Kasich leaves Columbus, perhaps to consider his options in 2020. DeWine has a lot of work ahead of him, and the hopes of a lot of Ohioans resting on his shoulders. There are positive signs already: He has appointed one of the most diverse ...

Make sure Carolina is clean

Editorials

The alleged fraud that has clouded the outcome of a congressional election in North Carolina means that the 116th Congress takes their seats under a Democratic majority with at least one seat vacant. For now, that’s appropriate. The new House Majority Leader, Democrat Steny Hoyer of ...

Governmental success story

Editorials

We have often criticized state leaders for the deep cuts to local government budgets all while more and more burdens are being placed at the municipal level. So, credit where credit is due to the state for making important demands for a more environmentally-conscious way to deal with dredge ...

The highest court in the land

Editorials

Most West Virginians probably would like to put last year’s state Supreme Court impeachment crisis behind us. But the episode left behind what could be a serious question in the future. In brief — as you may recall, the high court fiasco was exceedingly complex — the question stems from ...

Diesel deals

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The price of crude oil started dropping like a rock well over a month ago and the local (Lisbon) price of gasoline followed suit. However, the price of diesel fuel didn’t budge for a long time. It remained at $3.29 per gallon. The price of gasoline is now well below $2 per gallon ...