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Opinion

Law must differentiate between negligence and heinous crime

Editorials

A store owner whose negligence results in a customer breaking his back in a fall and never being able to work again is in the wrong both legally and morally. What about church officials who do nothing about a pastor accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls, then find he has raped a ...

Keep politics out of the probe

Editorials

President-elect Donald Trump was to be briefed Friday on what U.S. intelligence agencies know about alleged Russian efforts to influence the Nov. 8 election. Do not expect Trump to change his mind about the matter. He already has said he does not believe allegations Russian hackers ...

Stewards of the city must make responsible choices

Editorials

When times get tough belt-tightening measures are usually required of everyone involved, and it’s never a pleasant situation. It’s been no secret that the city of East Liverpool was facing a deficit at the end of 2016. In response to this, Mayor Ryan Stovall proposed a temporary budget ...

An energetic proposal

Editorials

Something long overdue appears to be happening in Montana. There, a company has been granted a license to construct a $1 billion electric energy project that amounts to a gigantic battery. Absaroka Energy of Bozeman, Mont., plans to build a 400-megawatt pumped storage facility. If ...

Postal praise­

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I marvel at how expeditiously our postal department moves the hundreds of million pieces of mail and packages during the Christmas season. When I was a boy growing up in East Palestine, I remember the mailman delivering my official Gene Autry sheriff’s badge, which I had ...

Move slow on health care

Editorials

Haste makes waste, especially in Washington, D.C. There, undue haste to replace the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — could make it or something worse permanent. As its unofficial name implies, the national health care takeover law is President Barack Obama’s baby. Reportedly, he and ...

She wants blood

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I served on East Palestine council or about 20 years, so I know that it is a thankless and difficult job. Usually I try to support council because I am thankful that they will give their time to serve the community of East Palestine. Their action on Dec. 27 regarding the park ...

Save the site

Letters to the Editor

Editor: To tear down the 200-year-old Taste of Coun-try/Pine Tree Inn/Hanna property is a slap in the face to a community that has pride in its historic uniqueness and three-brick deep buildings. It is not uncommon that when a company moves into an historic town, they show a ...

It will take time to heal

Editorials

Fortunately, Israeli officials and citizens have been well aware for several years that President Barack Obama is no friend of the Jewish state. They also understand that in less than three weeks, Obama will be out of the White House. That will leave President-elect Donald Trump, the State ...

Drug law must be clarified

Editorials

Criminal law for some serious offenses is based on intent. For example, someone who causes a vehicle accident in which another person dies might be charged with negligent homicide. But if prosecutors learn the driver intended to cause a crash, the charge probably would be upgraded to ...