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Editorials

You can join the battle against breast cancer

It’s that time of the year in which the color pink can be seen just about everywhere. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are seeing pink ribbons in our schools and pinned to our sheriff’s deputies, pink T-shirts that area school athletes are donning and even pink confections at ...

Wellsburg comes alive with apples

For almost 40 years, the Wellsburg Applefest has been drawing people from throughout the Tri-State Area for its mix of food, crafts, entertainment and fun, and this year should be no different. The festivities will kick off for the 39th year Friday on Charles Street and the Wellsburg Town ...

Pens look ahead to another Cup

Can it really be that nearly four months have passed? It was late in the evening of June 11 that Tri-State Area fans last had the chance to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins play, and the memories of that late spring evening remain fresh in our minds. We still can see Patric Hornqvist scoring ...

Gather facts on Las Vegas shooting

The only conclusion shocked Americans should draw in the immediate aftermath of the horrifying massacre in Las Vegas is that no conclusions should be drawn until investigators have had more time to learn exactly what happened and why. More than 50 people were killed and more than 300 were ...

Hugh Hefner lived on his own terms

Love him or hate him, Hugh Hefner had a deep impact on the social direction of the United States in the second half of the 20th century. Though Playboy magazine has lost roughly 5 million in circulation since its peak in the 1970s, it was a pioneer at placing sex as a conversation topic in the ...

Issue 2 is just bad medicine

Issue 2 on the November election ballot in Ohio sounds good. But that is the problem with the so-called Ohio Drug Price Relief Act. It only sounds good. The proposal’s premise is that it would save taxpayers tons of money by requiring that state agencies and those receiving funds from the ...

Olympic countries must stand ground

If “our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home,” declared French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, regarding the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Way to show the terrorists and bullies of the world they have not achieved their goals. Certainly the French ...

OU policy might be too restrictive

Freedom of speech, guaranteed to Americans, is one thing. Using it as an excuse to trample other rights — or even, as is seen with upsetting frequency, to strangle the free speech rights of those with whom one disagrees — is quite another. Ohio University officials deserve praise for ...

Distracted driving bill needs toughened

Ohio House of Representatives members had the right idea in approving a bill that targets distracted driving. They did not go far enough, however. A measure approved by the House in a 71-10 vote would allow police to issue tickets to motorists who use electronic devices such as cellphones ...

W.Va. road bond earns a ‘yes’ vote

For years, many West Virginians have complained about the sorry condition of many highways and bridges in our state, and wondered why someone didn’t do something about the problem. Now whether the challenge is addressed is up to residents. It would be foolish not to seize the opportunity. A ...