Opinion

GOP tax plan won’t help you

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Republican Party is at it again. This time, they’re onto taxes. They want to cut taxes, but don’t get excited. Unless you own a corporation, you are unlikely to see any of that money. The amount of savings you receive if you do not own a corporation will be minimal, and ...

Protect our manufacturing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Every November, our country sets aside a day to honor our veterans, those men and women who so bravely served our nation. As we celebrate Veterans Day this year, we must remember that we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to keep our military personnel around ...

Guest column/Service reflects nation’s best

Local Columns

Generations of patriots have dedicated themselves to the defense of the United States. On this Veterans Day, we honor our brave men and women, past and present, who have proudly served this great nation. We should also take time to honor veterans’ families, because they too have served and ...

Remember our veterans today

Editorials

The names of the battlefields American men and women have fought on have changed many times over the years, but we must always remember the sacrifices they have made in those faraway places. That’s why we want every reader to take a moment today, Veterans Day, to remember all who have ...

Parties have earned cynicism of voters

Editorials

Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, formerly chairwoman of the Democratic National ...

Check breakdown must be avoided

Editorials

In 2012, an Air Force court martial found Devin Patrick Kelley guilty of assaulting his wife and child. He served a year of confinement before receiving a bad conduct discharge. That should have disqualified him from purchasing firearms. Yet he was able to do so. He used them to massacre ...

Time to let go of the ACA mandate

Editorials

Republican leaders in Congress are not happy with one tax reform proposal from President Donald Trump. It is that the comprehensive tax bill on which they are working include a provision rescinding the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “individual mandate.” Tax reformers know that ...

Hold pipeline firms to their promises

Editorials

Many West Virginians and Ohioans oppose construction of the long-distance pipelines needed to carry natural gas from our region to markets. Without that infrastructure, our gas has only limited value and the rest of the nation would be deprived of its benefits. Profits from selling the gas ...

Voters will face many decisions

Editorials

While voters in Jefferson County last year cast ballots for federal offices, including president, Tuesday’s general election is about grassroots representation, with city, village, township and school board races on the ballot. It is probably one of the most important elections in ...

Ho, ho, ho and a merry, hairy Halloween

Local Columns

One column about needing a Santa Claus beard warrants a follow-up column about getting one. As I mentioned in last Sunday’s space here, I had a game plan to dress up as Santa Claus for our church’s annual trunk-or-treat on Halloween, because I’d come across a sweet Old St. Nick suit at ...