Editorials

Gambling offers good, bad news

Public schools and local and state government entities in Ohio raked in about $10 billion during the past four years, some of it by feeding an addiction that can ruin lives and wreck families. It is revenue from illegal gambling. An analysis of it in the Buckeye State estimated about $63 ...

Changes seen since Sept. 11

Children who were 15 years old on Sept. 11, 2001, are now entering their 30s. The children born in 2001 are beginning to drive. It shouldn’t, then, be a surprise that with so much time having passed that the nation has reverted and accelerated along its path of divisiveness over race, ...

Washington must help mine retirees

Coal miners understand taking responsibility for one’s actions. They also share a concern in watching out for one’s co-workers. Some of those retired from the mines must be bewildered that so many in federal government do not have those values. For decades, mining coal was among ...

Brooke fair offers plenty of activities

One of the great aspects of a county fair is that it offers something for just about everyone. Another example of that will take place this weekend, when the annual Brooke County Fair is held at Brooke Hills Park. The fair, which opens at 6 p.m. today and runs through Sunday, will feature a ...

Star Trek at 50: Mission continues

At 8:30 p.m. today, a momentous occasion will pass. It will have been 50 years since that Thursday evening when the public first heard the words, “Space ... the final frontier” uttered by the captain of the Starship Enterprise. With that line from William Shatner’s Capt. Kirk, an ...

Take steps to fight ovarian cancer

Ohio Valley women, did you know you are your best advocate? According to the American Cancer Society, when it comes to cancer — specifically ovarian cancer — women are their own best crusaders for fighting the disease, which is the fifth deadliest cancer among all females. And with ...

United Ways open campaigns

While Labor Day has come to signify the unofficial end of summer, it also annually marks the start of the campaigns of our local United Ways. The United Way of Jefferson County opened its 2017 campaign Thursday during its Day of Action. Nearly 200 volunteers and supporters gathered inside ...

The face of labor continues to change

It might be tough to believe that the traditional end of summer has arrived, but today is indeed Labor Day. More than a day off that punctuates the just-begun school year, it’s a day to think about the contribution of working Americans to the nation, and of workers to the support of their ...

Teacher earns special honor

Educators fill an important place in all of our lives. Without them, we would not have many of the skills we need in our life. We would lack the knowledge to do our jobs, to tackle life’s challenges and even follow our dreams. A good educator inspires his or her students to continue ...

Take care with prostate health

Heading into September, we are reminded of an important awareness campaign to help bring an end to the “silent killer.” Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in men, behind lung cancer. In fact, one in seven men will ...