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Editorials

Roasts and Toasts

TOAST workers from the Yarian Brothers Excavation crew, county Land Bank committee member Sherrie Curtis and First Class Towing owner Patrick King for going out of their way to help a woman whose car was in the way of a demolition project in East Liverpool recently. While the easy thing would ...

The menace of cyberattacks

Computer equipment went on the fritz at Delta Airlines this week. Tens of thousands of passengers and employees were affected by more than 1,000 canceled flights and 2,800 delayed takeoffs.No doubt the problem was extraordinarily costly for Delta and at least some of the affected travelers.What ...

IS is only the biggest threat

The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. That means that what military resources the major powers are willing to devote to battling Muslim militants are directed almost solely at the IS.That is not inappropriate - for now. The IS still controls large ...

There ought to be a law . . .

If you are among the perverted class who engage in "upskirt" photography, Georgia may be the place for you."Upskirting," using small cameras, cellphones or other devices, is the practice of taking photographs of women in skirts from below. The whole idea is a sleazy invasion of privacy.But a ...

Predators still not protected

Ohioans are justifiably outraged when they learn someone in a position of trust has violated it by victimizing others, often children. But a state Supreme Court ruling last week may be cause for secret celebrations by some of the villains.In a 5-2 decision, the court tossed out the conviction ...

Hillary and big money

Hillary Clinton has pledged that if she is elected president, she will do something about the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court. It in essence rejected strict limits on spending by groups seeking to influence elections.The problem with that is "big money," Clinton and fellow ...

Is TPP good for Americans?

With many Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, questioning the wisdom of a proposed 12-nation trade pact, its supporters are offering what they hope will be a persuasive argument. Rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership plan would damage our credibility abroad, they say.On Tuesday, ...

The war on natural gas

Gas and oil drilling has been one of the few bright spots in the economies of West Virginia and East Ohio during the past few years. Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrat liberals want to take that away from us, too.For years, miners and coal companies warned those benefiting from the ...

VA problems are not solved

Important progress has been made in caring for those who have served our country, President Barack Obama told attendees at the Disabled American Veterans national conference this week.Obama cited two "milestones." First, homelessness among veterans is down. Second, about 500,000 veterans have ...

What Gossett could have done

Only William Gossett knows with certainty what he would have done had police in Monaca, Pa., not arrested him outside a movie theater.His father told reporters he was relieved when he learned Gossett, 21, had been arrested. And a prosecutor said there was a "real possibility" Gossett, of ...