Editorials

It’s a good time to check detectors

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

Questions remain after latest attack

Once again, we find ourselves asking the familiar question: How can we prevent terrorist attacks such as that in New York City on Tuesday? We can’t — at least not without infringing upon liberties we Americans cherish. In mid-afternoon Tuesday, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who came to this ...

Intensity ramping up at playoff time

There will be a greater intensity surrounding this week’s high school football games in Ohio. That’s expected, because it’s the first week of the playoffs, the five-week, single-elimination tournament that players and their fans hope will end in Canton, where this year’s championship ...

Charges should be of concern

Criminal charges against Paul Manafort and a business associate are not linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year, but they still should be of great concern. Manafort was a top aide to Trump during part of the election campaign. But he was fired last August, quite possibly ...

Steubenville levy deserves a ‘yes’

Citizens of Steubenville have been paying the city’s 5-mill operating levy for a couple of generations now, and they’re being asked to renew it when they go to the polls Nov. 7. The levy has been renewed every five years for 50 years now, and there’s no reason for them not to do so this ...

War on terror must be pursued

Before they heard four U.S. special operations troops had been killed in a firefight against Islamic terrorists in Niger on Oct. 4, most Americans probably did not know our country had armed forces in that country. But we have had troops there for many years. The total now is about 800, who ...

Indian Creek voters should back issue

Voters in the Indian Creek Local School District will have an important decision to make when they head to the polls on Nov. 7. They are being asked to approve a 6.49-mill bond issue that would allow the district to build new school buildings, renovate existing buildings and provide ...

Safety first this Halloween season

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

Children services levy deserves ‘yes’

Everyone loves to see a child laughing and playing, without a care in the world. Unfortunately, there are children who instead cry because they are victims of abuse and neglect. Children are very vulnerable. If the parents aren’t looking out for them, who will? Jefferson County voters ...

Jefferson County 911 levy earns renewal

The Jefferson County 911 system has proven it can save lives, and for that reason alone, its 1.5-mill levy should be renewed by voters. The 911 systems around the state vary in technology, but Jefferson County’s system has been one of the leaders for years. Officials have made sure the ...