Opinion

Cernan’s footsteps shouldn’t be the last

Editorials

When astronaut Eugene Cernan left the surface of the moon after a very active Apollo 17 lunar expedition in 1972, he knew he was the last man on the moon, at least for awhile. He didn't suspect he'd be the last man on the moon for the rest of his life. Cernan, who died Monday at age 82, ...

Nothing should be forever at the EPA

Editorials

By 2025, new cars and trucks in dealer showrooms will achieve fuel economy averaging 51.4 miles per gallon, the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated. Given the fact that by the EPA’s own numbers, average fuel economy in the United States was just 24.8 mpg, that seems more than a ...

Give the gift of life

Editorials

Area residents will have an opportunity to perform a simple and selfless act on Monday. That’s when this year’s Media Day Blood Drive is scheduled to be held at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. The doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we urge everyone who is eligible to ...

King’s dream remembered

Editorials

Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We think there can be no better way to remember his legacy than by offering the text of the speech he delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, ...

Happy Sunday and come back next week

Local Columns

Happy Sunday. And here you are, bless your hearts. Getting the paper. Thank you. Reading this column. Thank you again. And here I am, part of a page waiting to line a bird cage, to embrace your heaps of coffee grounds or await a trip to the recycle bin. Or if you’re old-school like my ...

The pendulum cannot continue to swing this hard

Local Columns

Battle lines are very obviously being drawn no matter which political arena you may be observing. Whether viewing all of the news, non-news or whatever leading up to the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday, or you’re focusing a little closer to home, it would seem there are those ...

Scanlan showed true leadership

Editorials

The Rev. Michael Scanlan, TOR, a Franciscan friar who rose from the driven life of an East Coast lawyer to a life of leadership in Catholic education and church renewal, has, at last, ended his journey on Earth. Scanlan, "Father Mike" to all who knew him best, died Jan. 7 at the age of ...

Demand accountability

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Six months ago county commissioners and designated employees seized operation of the Hancock County Animal Shelter. Before that, the Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation successfully managed the shelter for nearly 20 years, and during its tenure it gained the confidence ...

Odds and ends in a nonsocial month

Local Columns

With January being one of least social months of the year, I had to search my picture files to find photos I had not presented in columns before. ----- The Cadiz Lions Club is getting quite skilled at flipping pancakes, with not one falling to the floor in the process. They hold pancake and ...

Being real while sharing the gospel with others

Local Columns

I was once asked, "How can I be more relaxed when I share the gospel with others?" Let's look into the basics of sharing the gospel effectively. We must be real with people whom we seek to reach. The first step is to pray and ask God to give you a burden for the lost. Thus, God's love will ...