Opinion

Don’t vote against your own interests

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: According an article in the New York Times, which was also recently aired on “60 Minutes,” there was a series of stories called the Paradise Papers, which revealed the offshore financial dealing of some of the world’s biggest corporations and wealthiest people, a majority ...

Support shows family not alone

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In life sometimes, an event takes place that leaves us feeling confused, afraid and alone. Our family experienced one of these types of events this past August when our son, Rich Brandt, had a swimming accident. This accident resulted in numerous injuries, including a complete ...

Art Alley helps Good Neighbors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Wintersville Good Neighbors Association would like to thank the Art Alley, and especially Ali Shorac and Susie Guskea, for hosting a “Paint and Sip” and donating the profits to our organization. Everyone had a great time and the auction had some really beautiful ...

Amsterdam says thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of Village Council, I want to thank you all for your support of the recreational levy in the recent November Election. Council and I will continue to work to improve our village. I am blessed to work with a great council whose No. 1 priority is the citizens they ...

Energy investment good news for area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The recent announcement that China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., will invest $83.7 billion in West Virginia is exciting news for the state. It is also thrilling news for those of us who live just across the Ohio River and are proud to be part of the Mid-Ohio Valley. At ...

Some fuel for thought

Letters to the Editor

To the editor Wherever we celebrated Thanksgiving, our favorite foods took center stage. The warmth and abundance of the holiday is a good time to be thankful, not just for the meal we will enjoy, but also the energy necessary to make “farm-to-table” possible. Ohio and the Midwest are ...

What were your expectations?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: How many of you voted to keep a GOP majority in Congress in 2016? What expectations did you have, when indeed, that majority was sustained in both houses? At the very least, most Republicans expected a repeal of Obamacare — this, after Congress voted numerous time for ...

A look at the tax cut plan

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Today I will be, for the most part, passing over extremely relevant important issues in order to focus on one issue that is especially important and intensely time sensitive. Just as a reminder, I will be scarcely mentioning the following: President Trump’s conspiring with ...

Guest column/Beware: Predators offering help with addiction

Local Columns

It is no secret that access to treatment for substance abuse is not readily available for everyone that needs it. There just isn’t enough available help, and if you are dealing with addiction — yourself or someone you love and care about — you may not know where to go or how to find what ...

Put safety first while shopping

Editorials

Holiday shopping has officially started. The constant running that surrounds the holiday shopping season means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings in order to make sure it is a safe shopping season. Thieves look for the opportunities the season ...