Editorials

Be careful when in work zones

The spring flowers are starting to bloom and orange barrels on area roads also will be popping up.The Ohio Department of Transportation reported the 2016 construction program has a combined value of $769 million. It also represents a fourth consecutive year of near-record dollars invested, and ...

A quiet speech, quietly delivered

Gov. John Kasich took a few hours off the presidential campaign trail to deliver a pretty standard, for him, State of the State of Ohio address Wednesday, on the road in Marietta this year.The governor has laurels to site, including a balanced Ohio budget and hundreds of thousands of new ...

Vigilant residents help battle crime

Mingo Junction officials held a meeting recently with residents to discuss crime and crime prevention in the village.The meeting was well attended and residents appear to be ready to help the police department in crime-prevention efforts.Hopefully, the meeting won't be the last.The residents ...

Lessons learned from Wisconsin

The victory by Sen. Ted Cruz in Wisconsin's Republican primary election Tuesday proved a couple of things.First, Donald Trump, even this far along into his scorched-earth, say-anything-that-seems-to-appeal-to-the masses campaign, cannot be considered invincible. There was desperation in ...

Bataan March remembered

Seventy-four years ago, following the months-long Battle of Bataan during World War II, tens of thousands of American and Filipino prisoners of war were forced to march approximately 65 miles from Mariveles, Bataan to San Ferando, Pampanga, then loaded into a box train and taken to Camp ...

Cleanup efforts help area towns

There have been more concerted efforts in the Ohio Valley in recent years to cut back on the amount of garbage and other debris littering our communities.From roadside cleanups to the elimination of illegal dumping sites, many cities have been ramping up their efforts, along with support from ...

Thought needed to stop car, train collisions

Sunday's crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. Two people died and scores were injured in the weekend accident.A substantial number of the rail accidents during the past 12 months - eight, by ...

Mother Angelica’s faith ran very deep

A familiar voice and face to the hearts and souls of Catholics and those with questions about the Catholic faith worldwide passed from this world, perhaps fittingly, on Easter Sunday.Mother Angelica, a nun from Canton who turned a shoestring operation that originally worked out of a garage in ...

Opening Day still a special experience

Today is one of those rare times when all things seem to be possible.It's opening day for Major League Baseball.That means fans of all 30 teams are looking ahead to the long schedule and are sure that, with the right break here or there, their team will have the chance to contend for spot in ...

Bad tone in America set by the Oval Office

President Obama took a few shots across the bow of the media this week, accusing the nebulous body of being soft on presidential campaigners, thus contributing to the nasty, policy-less tone of Campaign 2016.While there has been very little "holding feet to the fire" of the candidates by the ...