Opinion

Dogs make a difference

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was at the computer writing another story. I was listening to versions of “I Saw a Man,” by Connie Smith and Johnny Cash. A text came across my cell phone that my great-granddaughter had fallen and hit her head. I glanced at her picture resting just above my computer. ...

What will become of the tax cut?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, a businessman publicly thanked certain politicians (Bill Johnson and Rob Portman) for giving him certain tax breaks that only pertain to businesses. The writer receives a 20 percent reduction in his business income prior to taxes. In other words, if taxable business ...

Women are making statements

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Bloomberg News reported that Steve Bannon, former White House political strategist in the Trump administration, put out a warning that there is a dangerous “anti-patriarchy movement” that will change the structure of the United States. His message is purely fear-mongering. ...

Saving students from tobacco

Editorials

If you are an adult who, while a teenager, broke the rules by smoking tobacco on school property, raise your hand. We’re guessing there are a lot of hands in the air. But there might be more except for the fact some people who picked up the tobacco habit while young were killed by it. ...

Beware graffiti that you allow

Editorials

When is a building to which you hold title not yours to tear down, if you choose? When you allow people to spray-paint graffiti on it. Several years ago, graffiti painters began using a complex of New York City warehouses as their canvas. The owner, Gerald Wolkoff, permitted them to do ...

Results needed from projects

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal is both right and wrong when it comes to an ongoing project to clean up the Great Lakes. Trump proposes to slash federal funding for the project by about 90 percent. That could jeopardize progress already made in dealing with pollution, invasive ...

Long-term fix needed for PEIA

Editorials

Like so many of the rest of us, state employees in West Virginia have had it up to here with rising health insurance costs. Their anger at Public Employees Insurance Agency officials is misplaced, however. PEIA officials are virtually helpless to hold health care costs, on which insurance ...

Give reason why memo stays secret

Editorials

Democrats leaped quickly at President Donald Trump’s decision not to permit release of their document regarding use by the FBI and Department of Justice of the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The president “doesn’t want the public to see the underlying facts,” ...

Let’s release entire memo

Editorials

A few days ago, a memorandum written by Republicans on the House of Representatives intelligence committee created waves in Washington. President Donald Trump insists it exonerates him and his campaign staff of claims they cooperated with the Russian government to influence the 2016 ...