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Editorials

Cooperation makes things work better

Politicians are accused often of being too loyal to their respective party lines to work together effectively. Indeed, it sometimes seems as if officeholders are more interested in protecting their own bureaucratic turf than in efficiency on behalf of the public. But in Ohio, two state ...

Enough with the traffic cameras

Ohio Valley residents just do not like the idea of “Big Brother” watching them — or their motor vehicles. Once again, voters in an Eastern Ohio community have said no to the use of cameras to catch speeders. East Liverpool officials had been using the cameras, but voters in a recent ...

Chinese remain climate culprits

“Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled while the planet burned?” asked U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He was addressing representatives from nearly 200 nations, gathered in Spain for a meeting on climate ...

Reason for hope about plants

Sometimes, we in the Ohio Valley find ourselves understanding children in the back seats of our cars demanding to know, “Are we there yet?” For years, we have been on the road toward construction of an ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. We are not there yet. On Wednesday, Ohio ...

Remember to help others

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday season with shopping, family get-togethers and other events on our minds these days. And even though the holiday season comes at the same time every year, so many of us procrastinate, waiting until the final few weeks to buy gifts and plan ...

This remains a day to pause, remember

The words President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, remain as powerful and meaningful today as they were when they were first spoken some 78 years ago. Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that Japanese forces had attacked ...