Opinion

Iraqis able to protect Mosul

Editorials

Enormous challenges lie ahead in rebuilding Mosul, Iraq, after many months of occupation by Islamic terrorists. But liberation of the city last week spotlighted an incredibly important turning point in the war against murderous extremist groups. Once a city of 3 million people, Mosul was ...

Ohio at center of civility movement

Editorials

Ohioans ought to feel honored in a way — but challenged in another — that two national organizations have made the state a key to campaigns for civility in politics. Both the Better Angels and National Institute for Civil Discourse groups are launching initiatives in the Buckeye State. ...

There’s a lot to do in our area

Editorials

It’s a complaint heard all too often: There’s nothing to do in our area. It couldn’t be farther from the truth, as a glance at what’s planned for the next several days reminds us. Whether you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, want to explore the area’s biking and ...

Thorough Russian probe much needed

Editorials

Of course contacts between Russian officials attempting to influence last year’s presidential election and those around President Donald Trump need to be investigated. That would be a perfect opportunity to explore other aspects of Moscow’s meddling in our affairs. It is strange — ...

Justice family should pay just what it owes

Editorials

There are any number of good reasons why a taxpayer might argue with government about his or her bill. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice may be running out of them, however. Before the gubernatorial election last year, it was reported Justice’s companies owed taxes, fines and other bills ...

Subprime mortgages need second thought

Editorials

Interest rates will be allowed to continue rising, but gradually, later this year, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told members of Congress on Wednesday. The economy is improving, meaning the Fed’s longstanding policy of holding interest rates at basement levels is no longer ...

Good trips, great memories

Local Columns

Old photographs can be fun to look at, especially when there are good memories that go along with them. A reminder of that came last week in an e-mail. It was a copy of picture that had been taken sometime in the early 1980s and had been sent to me by Jon Michael Nese, the son of the late ...

Some things are just tougher to buy

Local Columns

Some things are just harder to purchase. Now shirts, shoes, jeans, purses — that’s not really all that tough for me to make a choice, because those kinds of consumer purchases are ones that call out to me. They know my name. They’ve got my number. Take me with you, they seem to ...

Farmers’ markets offer area goodness

Editorials

Take some of the region’s freshest produce and throw in an opportunity for area residents to enjoy a pleasant day with family and friends, and you have the perfect recipe for local farmers’ markets. Held at many locations throughout the Tri-State Area, the markets offer a chance to buy ...

Many helped with Bell tourney

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Fred Bell Pancreatic Cancer Foundation would like to thank everyone who helped to make our fourth-annual golf tournament a success. Without your help, we could not continue to fight this deadly disease. Thanks to Allietta Ford; Dr. Angela Straface; Trinity Health System; ...