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Opinion

Things to watch for

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: During the 2016 presidential election, candidate Donald Trump often repeated three points that supported his political aspirations: The poll numbers are wrong, fake news is everywhere and the election could be rigged. Those words were true then and hold true today. Data used ...

Some things to consider

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Scary facts about Joe Biden: He said, “I’ll raise your taxes if elected.” He’s endorsed by the Communist Party USA, and stated “Blacks aren’t diverse like Latinos.” He voted against busing, and adored and eulogized KKK member Robert Byrd. He stated as senator he ...

Here’s to a revival of pure worship in the church

Local Columns

Psalm 111:1 — “Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, in the company of the upright and in the assembly.” Psalm 96:9 — “Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth.” Psalm 29:2 “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due ...

Views of economy so much malarkey

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There seem to be four main reasons some people are planning to vote for Donald Trump: To make liberals cry, because they like racism, because they’re single-issue pro-life evangelicals or because of the “strong” economy. Now those first two voter types are lost souls. ...

Minimum wage and college

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The $15 an hour minimum wage — it would more than likely work inn the East and West Coast cities and larger cities in between. Currently, they already pay above the set minimum wage — just visit Columbus. Fast-food establishments advertise new hires starting at up to $12 ...

Guest column/Our future lies in clean, renewable energy

Local Columns

Most Ohioans who have lived in the state for more than 50 years have noticed that our weather is definitely changing. We have warmer winters overall, hotter summers, less snow and less rain, and in general when we do get rain events, they tend to be accompanied with extreme winds. This ...

Remember: You can make a difference

Editorials

Many of our area’s residents have developed a variety of trades-based skills over the years, much of it thanks to the industry which powered the Ohio Valley for decades. Though there aren’t as many manufacturing facilities as there once were, those skills continue to be valuable to our ...

High school athletes get chance to compete

Editorials

No matter what the scoreboards showed last week, our area high school teams all managed to record a win. Thanks to following protocols and restrictions that have been put into place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of last week’s games involving local teams were played. Weather was ...

Closures point to a very sad reality

Editorials

Our area lost two longtime businesses during the past several weeks, departures that point once again to changes we have been experiencing for decades. News last week that the AMC Classic Cinema Six at the Fort Steuben Mall would not be among the locations the theater giant planned to reopen ...

Show will go on if we follow guidelines

Editorials

Ohio is taking more steps toward returning to a new normal as Gov. Mike DeWine announced a plan for reopening performance venues. Concerts, plays, musicals and other stage performances will be an entertainment option again, with some modifications. We should be used to that by now. It is no ...