Editorials

Book not yet shut on climate change

Contrary to what President Barack Obama claims, the science on climate change is far from settled. That conclusion can be drawn from a new scientific report.Obama insists Americans need to do more to limit climate change resulting from emissions of carbon dioxide. To do that, the president is ...

Climate change science questions

Contrary to what President Barack Obama claims, the science on climate change is far from settled. That conclusion can be drawn from a new scientific report.Obama insists Americans need to do more to limit climate change resulting from emissions of carbon dioxide.To do that, the president is ...

Give your tips, helps some tots

Our local Eat 'n Park restaurants are once again reaching out to help ensure a brighter holiday season for children who are instead spending their Christmas receiving medical treatment.The annual Caring for Kids campaign is in full swing, with a variety of events taking place at all Eat 'n Park ...

‘Deal’ with Iran draws concerns

A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S., are worried about the so-called "deal" President Barack Obama's administration has announced with Iran.Far from providing an opening that could prevent Iran from ...

Holidays aren’t merry for some

While most of us are pretty happy that the holidays have come upon us once again, most of us also encounter people who do not enjoy the holidays.It can simply be a bah-humbug distaste for hustle, bustle and creeping commercialism, or deep-rooted issues having to do with family or Christmases ...

Take the stress out of the season

While most of us are pretty happy that the holidays have come upon us once again, most of us also encounter people who do not enjoy the holidays.It can simply be a bah-humbug distaste for hustle, bustle and creeping commercialism, or deep-rooted issues having to do with family or Christmases ...

Continue to give

With the gift-giving season now looking us squarely in the face, it's easy to get wrapped up in the holiday season. After all, there's shopping, family get-togethers and other events that consume our thoughts and time. And even though the holiday season comes at the same time every year, so ...

Don’t forget those in need this season

With the gift-giving season now looking us squarely in the face, it's easy to get wrapped up in the holiday season. After all, there's shopping, family get-togethers and other events that consume our thoughts and time. And even though the holiday season comes at the same time every year, so ...

Be safe while shopping

No matter what standard you use, let's agree that the holiday shopping season is officially under way, and that means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings as they visit area merchants.Remember that while t is supposed to be the happiest time of the ...

Tips can help you stay safe this season

No matter what standard you use, let's agree that the holiday shopping season is officially under way, and that means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings as they visit area merchants.Remember that while it is supposed to be the happiest time of the ...

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving Day.It's many things to many people. It's a day that has come to stand for food, family and football. And while those traditions are important, we hope that everyone will take just a few minutes to remember all of the good things in our lives, and make this Thanksgiving ...

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving Day.It's many things to many people. It's a day that has come to stand for food, family and football. And while those traditions are important, we hope that everyone will take just a few minutes to remember all of the good things in our lives, and make this Thanksgiving ...

We love a Christmas parade

There are few things in our lives that can take our minds off the many troubles we face in our day-to-day world better than a Christmas parade.It's tough to see the smiling faces of all of the participants and not get caught up in the holiday spirit. From the musicians in the area bands who ...

Parades bring streets to life

There are few things in our lives that can take our minds off the many troubles we face in our day-to-day world better than a Christmas parade.It's tough to see the smiling faces of all of the participants and not get caught up in the holiday spirit.From the musicians in the area bands who ...

Let facts do the talking

Despite the thirst for more heads displayed by some online commentators and surely some corners of the community, it's time for a reminder that rape is not football. Coverups have nothing to do with sportsmanship.And as has been the case from Ohio State to Penn State to now in Steubenville, ...

Pleas or a day in court to come

Despite the thirst for more heads displayed by some online commentators and surely some corners of the community, it's time for a reminder that rape is not football. Coverups have nothing to do with sportsmanship.And as has been the case from Ohio State to Penn State to now in Steubenville, ...

The area lights up for holidays

Turkey with all the trimmings, family and friends, are at the forefront of our minds this week, but save some room for twinkling lights and Christmas carols.Area communities will be aglow during the next few weeks, and children once again will have the chance to see a little piece of holiday ...

Area communities will shine brightly

Turkey with all the trimmings, family and friends, are at the forefront of our minds this week, but save some room for twinkling lights and Christmas carols.Area communities will be aglow during the next few weeks, and children once again will have the chance to see a little piece of holiday ...

Restrict exotic animals in W.Va.

Wests Virginia is one of just five states that have no restrictions on ownership of exotic animals - tigers, bears, cobras and the like. That could be setting us up for a repeat of what happened near Zanesville, Ohio, about two years ago.There, the owner of an exotic animal "preserve" set 56 ...

Experience a plus as Scurti starts job

It took more than a year, but the leader, in a way, was found right at home for the Jefferson County Port Authority.Evan Scurti, the son of attorney Adam Scurti, who is a past county commissioner, comes to the job with experience and sounds ready to hit the ground running.Scurti worked for ...