Opinion

Way to justice must be found

Editorials

Many of the Roman Catholic priests accused by a Pennsylvania grand jury of molesting hundreds, perhaps thousands, of children since the 1940s cannot be brought to justice. Some are dead. For most of those still alive, statutes of limitations have passed, meaning they cannot be ...

Productions lack subtlety

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am a lifelong Trekkie. Patrick Stewart is returning as Jean-Luc Picard in a new “Star Trek” series. Producers proudly assure viewers that the new show will address important and current issues such as, naturally, social justice and human rights concerns in the ...

No choice but for Strzok to be fired

Editorials

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok was fired by the agency Friday, long after he should have lost his job. Strzok was involved in both the FBI’s investigation of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and that of President Donald Trump. Strzok was removed from the Trump probe when his ...

Decision by justice raises questions

Editorials

Many West Virginians are angry at the three remaining members of the state Supreme Court, we suspect. Allegations against them paint a collective picture of high court justices on a spending spree with taxpayers’ money, eager to circumvent state law and dismissive of ethics rules that guide ...

Spending, and not revenue, the issue

Editorials

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of revenue that is collected has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was ...

Remains of all must be returned

Editorials

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...

Some interesting reading

Local Columns

Trying to get caught up: ¯ There’s plenty going on in our area. Some of that activity is positive, and some of it, even if necessary, can be tough to understand. We’re reminded of that in a couple of items that have appeared on our pages during the last week or so. One was Paul ...

Rescue of praying mantis brings relief

Local Columns

I didn’t expect to come face-to-face with a large praying mantis in the makeup aisle at the grocery store. But there it was, obviously displaced among the rows of shades of face powder I was looking through, unable to immediately decide exactly which one I wanted. I think God had me ...

County fair offers something for all

Editorials

Area residents will have the chance once again to connect what was good from days gone by with what is good about today when the opening ceremonies for the 147th-annual Jefferson County Fair are held Monday evening. A traditional rite of mid-August, the fair, which will run through next ...

Many helped make concerts a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The sound of music from the Berkman Amphitheater has died away, but the memories linger on. I and Old Fort Steuben Project President Jerry Barilla want to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors, volunteers and faithful audience members for another great season of the ...