Editorials

Make sure your voice is heard on Tuesday

Voters in Ohio and West Virginia certainly have plenty of choices on the ballots this year. There are no reasons not to cast a ballot in this year’s general election. Voters in both states will decide on the federal level for senator and house of representatives. There also are contested ...

Ohioans should reject Issue 1

In many ways, the most important decision Ohioans will make in Tuesday’s election has nothing to do with candidates for public office. It will be whether to declare defeat in the war against substance abuse. A proposed amendment to the state Constitution, Issue 1, is on the ballot. Its ...

Change time, check detectors

As you make your way around the house today changing clocks and watches back one hour, remember to check the most important items in the house — smoke detectors. The beginning and end of daylight saving time offer good reminders to check batteries in smoke detectors. Batteries need to be ...

Watch for deer when driving

Drivers need to be careful this time of the year to avoid deer crashes. But the odds are against you driving in Pennsylvania and Ohio and especially in West Virginia. The odds of a Mountain State resident having an insurance claim because of a deer collision is one in 46. In Pennsylvania, ...

Area teams ready for playoff battles

High school football games in Ohio will take on a little more intensity this week. That’s because it’s the beginning of the playoffs, the annual five-week, single-elimination tournament that players and fans hope will take their teams to Canton, where this year’s championship games will ...

Let’s put a stop to elder abuse

Children and the elderly are the two most vulnerable segments of society. The elderly face a sometimes difficult life. They may have to depend upon the care of others. They also may not be able to care for themselves. There is a small group of county workers charged with protecting the ...

Johnson serves Eastern Ohio

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, has been more than a congressman from Eastern Ohio. Since he took office in 2011, Johnson has proved to be the representative for his constituents — and very frequently, among them. In contrast to some lawmakers who begin to think of Washington as home ...

Put safety first this Halloween

As children prepare to make their annual costumed trek throughout the Tri-State Area on Wednesday evening, we ask parents to make safety a priority this Halloween. Following some common-sense rules will ensure a safe and happy Halloween for everyone. Parents should always accompany young ...

Summit important step for our region

The Weirton area has been getting a great deal of attention in recent years. From homegrown development efforts to funding from state and federal governments aimed at cleaning up former industrial sites, to international companies deciding to call the city home, there has been much going on ...

DeWine right choice for governor in Ohio

It became apparent during the 2016 presidential election that many Ohioans are fed up with traditional politics and are ready to embrace government outsiders. But one longtime insider earned Buckeye State residents’ trust. He is state Attorney General Mike DeWine, a Republican who is ...