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Opinion

History in the Hills: They shall not grow old

Local Columns

A few weeks ago, my wife and I watched a fascinating documentary entitled “They Shall Not Grow Old.” This documentary, directed by Peter Jackson, used more than 600 hours of World War I veteran interviews and more than 1,000 hours of film from the Imperial War Museum in London to tell ...

The world will retaliate

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The coronavirus has done more damage to the soul of every human than a nuclear bomb being dropped on every city in the world. This pandemic has threatened 7 billion people on Earth. Not one nation has been spared. With the rules of survival and social distancing being the ...

Disturbed by cemetery condition

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In preparation for Memorial Day, I went to Mount Calvary Cemetery to place bronze flag holders on the graves of loved ones, assuming the flags were already in place. To my dismay, I found the section where my loved ones are buried in deplorable condition. To say, I was ...

Guest column/A simple message to Ohio’s 2020 graduates

Local Columns

At this time of year, thousands of Ohio students would normally be walking across stages in auditoriums, gyms and arenas to proudly accept their high school, college or graduate school diplomas. With graduations canceled this year, students and their teachers, friends and families will miss the ...

Brooke 911 levy deserves support

Editorials

When the 911 phone system for handling emergency calls was set up, it appeared an excellent way of funding them had been devised. Users of landline telephones would pay small fees to support 911 service. Then cellphones became all the rage — and many buyers dropped their landline phones. ...

Looking to find solution for signs

Editorials

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign “Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind “Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” The lines from the pop song “Signs” are as appropriate today as they were when they were first written in 1970 by Les Emmerson of the ...

Early voting a good option in West Virginia

Editorials

West Virginia’s primary election is officially two weeks away, with residents set to head to the polls June 9 after voting was rescheduled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Voting by Mountain State residents has been going on for a while now, though, and, beginning today, it is in full ...

Play it safe when you’re on the water

Editorials

The warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine of spring mean that Tri-State Area residents will again be turning to the outdoors for recreation. Among the most popular activities area residents use to enjoy the spring and summer are boating and fishing. Both are fun ways to spend an ...

We’re Americans this Memorial Day

Editorials

Throughout the nation’s history, millions have died protecting the freedom American citizens enjoy in the relative peace the rest of the world only dreams about. Think about that today as you light up the grill, spend time with family and friends or just hang out in your ...