Editorials

OVAC game still a special event

Fans of high school football in our region have been waiting for this evening for a long time. That’s when the 72nd-annual Rudy Mumley Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Football Charity Classic will be played. This year’s contest will have a little different feel when the top ...

Iraqis able to protect Mosul

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Farmers’ markets offer area goodness

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 ...

Husted, Warner make right call

Controversy over a federal commission’s request for information on American voters is more than a bit overblown. Claims the panel is asking states to invade the privacy of voters are simply inaccurate, as a matter of fact. Still, secretaries of state Jon Husted of Ohio and Mac Warner of ...

Balance between jobs, nature needed

Under former President Barack Obama’s Waters of the United States rules, even fields dry most of the time and ditches rarely filled with water fell under the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority. That expansive power clearly was unneeded to safeguard the environment. As so often ...