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Opinion

The Clinton e-mail controversy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With no fanfare and seemingly what has appeared to be little more than an obligatory mention throughout much of the national media, it was reported that the United States State Department has concluded following more than three years of intensive scrutiny, that “no evidence, ...

Guest column/Ohio must move forward on sentencing reform

Local Columns

Ohio has become ground zero in our national opioid epidemic. In September, in just one county, a staggering 10 people died in the span of 26 hours from drug overdoses. Until recently, Ohio’s response to the crisis consisted mostly of handing out lengthy prison sentences to both dealers and ...

Don’t forget to change batteries

Editorials

As you make your way around the house today changing clocks and watches back one hour, remember to check the most important items in the house — your smoke detectors. The beginning and end of daylight saving time are a good reminder to check batteries in smoke detectors. Batteries need to ...

HCSB foundation serves our region

Editorials

For the last 20 years, the Hancock County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation has worked to support the community by giving back to area organizations and service projects. That sense of giving continued earlier this week when the foundation awarded $44,000 in grants to 31 groups from the ...

Top of W.Va. shows sense of revitalization

Editorials

There is new leadership at the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and we believe it will result in a revived spirit in the efforts of promoting our area. A few weeks ago, the CVB’s board announced the hiring of Terri Phillips as the group’s new executive director. On ...

Put safety first this Halloween

Editorials

As children prepare to make their annual costumed trek throughout the Tri-State Area on Thursday evening, we ask parents to make safety a priority this Halloween. Following some common-sense rules will ensure a safe and happy Halloween for everyone. Parents should always accompany young ...

First responders make a difference

Editorials

The life-saving efforts of our first responders often is taken for granted until they are experienced first-hand. The men and women who serve in our area’s police departments, fire departments and emergency medical services spend their entire careers training and learning new skills so they ...

Mingo trash levy should get a ‘yes’

Editorials

The trash collection provided to residents of Mingo Junction ranks among the top services of its type in the region. In addition to regularly scheduled collections, residents are able to participate in a monthly rubbish collection and are able to request a special trip, if needed. All of ...

Returning things can involve a long process

Local Columns

I must have looked at the big blue empty vase on my desk at work a hundred times or more since it had been delivered. And with every glance came great guilt. What’s wrong with me that I can’t return things in a timely fashion, I’ve asked myself every time my good intentions to do so ...

Something to chew on

Local Columns

Clark Bar vs. Butterfinger. Candy vs. popcorn ball. A classic cola vs. a classic bar. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups vs. every other confectionery treat known to man. With Halloween just a few days away, discussion and new stories often turn in the direction of candy. Whether it’s a ...