Opinion

Questions about unfair taxation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Last week, I had occasion to call the office of state Sen. Frank Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, to inquire about how he stands concerning removing sales tax from propane and other fuels used to heat residences. I made this inquiry because those near a natural gas line can purchase ...

Thanks to the 3,181

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing to thank all voters who cast ballots in the May 8 primary. A special thanks goes to the 3,181 people who cast ballots for me for West Virginia State Democratic Committee. I am very much a tire, battery and windshield wiper-blade public servant — the things ...

Look at other side of pipeline

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There will be a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison Central High School concerning the Falcon ethane pipeline. Hopefully, the public will be able to get information that explains the true costs of this project in terms of environmental damage and human health. Paul ...

Guest column/Remember the sacrifice of officers

Local Columns

As National Police Week comes to a close, take time to recognize the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our law enforcement community. Words are insufficient to express the gratitude of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, but words are sometimes all we have. Federal, state ...

OMEGA provides boost to our area

Editorials

It’s not every day that an organization comes to town, has a luncheon meeting and delivers $750,000. The money from the Appalachian Regional Commission was delivered through a grant award process by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, which held an executive board meeting at ...

Keep it factual

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Let’s talk about the swamp with facts only: Donald Trump has yet to hand over his tax returns, has had a problem with crowd sizes, hasn’t told the truth about Russian financial involvement in the election or removed his Social Security number from his businesses and ...

Sports gambling thought needed

Editorials

The Supreme Court decision that paved the way for legalized sports betting across the nation should not be shocking nor should its impact be considered too deeply. To do so is to ignore a basic fact: Sports betting never was confined to the sportsbooks in Las Vegas. If that’s not a fact, ...

What happened to simple civility?

Editorials

If anyone needs evidence of a complete lack of civility in the average American, the evidence is easily found in the comments on the story about the first lady recovering in the hospital from a kidney procedure. From the usual complaining about the first family having better health care than ...

Saccoccia good choice by OVAC

Editorials

The people who had the opportunity to help choose the winner of this year’s Ohio Valley Athletic Conference coach of the year award had a tough job. Each of the five candidates directed their teams to successful seasons. That’s what made the bi-state conference’s selection of ...

Marina event sends message about parks

Editorials

“Meet Me at the Marina” proved to be an event that holds some promise for the city recreation department in Steubenville. With about 100 participants taking advantage of Ohio’s fishing license-free day May 5, the marina, a city park, played host to a family oriented event, held as a way ...