Editorials

Questions about Hocking program

The times they are a-changin’ in the Buckeye State. Now, it is possible to go to college and major in dope. Really. Nelsonville-based Hocking College plans to offer new courses in marijuana. The goal is to offer an associate of applied science in laboratory sciences with a major in ...

Annual party helps keep memory alive

Though he met a tragic death at an all-too-young age, Lee West’s legacy of hope and help remains alive in our community. We were reminded of that Saturday, when the annual Lee West Birthday Bash was held in Steubenville’s Belleview Park. West was just 15 when he died in a house fire on ...

Tradition lives in annual club picnic

Generations of area steelworkers and others gathered Saturday at the Serbian Picnic Grounds for the 72nd rendition of the annual Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Picnic. It was a chance for current and past employees of what once was Weirton Steel with at least 25 years at the local mill to enjoy ...

MGM lawsuits are unsettling

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing this week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the mass ...

More investigating needed at OSU

Ohio State University’s energy and openness in investigating allegations of sexual misbehavior by a long-dead physician for some athletic teams has been commendable. Turns out that may have been a sea change, compared to the attitude when the doctor was alive and working at OSU. Dr. Richard ...

Trump really had no choice

Given the firestorm that erupted over his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump had no choice but to walk back one comment he made in Finland on Monday. In answering reporters’ questions Monday, Trump, standing feet from Putin, indicated skepticism ...

Emmett Till case worth reopening

What happened to Emmett Till helped focus many Americans’ attention on the civil rights struggle during the 1950s. Till was just 14 years old when white men in Mississippi tortured and murdered him in 1955. He died because a white woman claimed the African-American lad had whistled at ...

Delays in funding for victims wrong

One suspects West Virginia legislators looking into delays in helping victims of 2016 floods in many counties knew one of the answers to their questions before they were even asked. Why, more than six months after federal officials approved nearly $150 million for flood victims, had the state ...

Awareness key to safe boating

With the recent hot weather, many area residents have taken to the water on a boat to cool off and relax. But that relaxing day can turn tragic if the principles of safe boating aren’t remembered. In 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,291 accidents involving 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries ...

Jamboree remains important to area

There are few major events that can boost of having been around for more than 40 years. One of those is being renewed for the 42nd time this week, not too far from here in Morristown. It’s Jamboree in the Hills, and this year’s outdoor country music festival, which will feature ...