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Opinion

Joseph McCarthy is laughing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, So, now it’s Matt Lauer. It’s becoming apparent that the American left lives in glass houses within which are, it seems, huge piles of stones. When Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, big-time liberal Democrat elbow-rubber, mover and shaker — and otherwise known as ...

We don’t need World War III

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The shot that started World War I, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife Sophie by a Bosnian revolutionary named Gavrilo Princip, was, at one time, thought to be the war to end all wars. Seventeen million dead, 20 million wounded. I keep hearing ...

Help in battle against drugs desperately needed

Editorials

Remember when training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver were the big things in health care? When automatic external defibrilators and first aid kits were the in-demand equipment? You don’t hear as much about them as you did for years. Something new, naloxone and ...

Blankenship not wanted in Senate race

Editorials

Once two very strong contenders have entered a political race, lesser names throwing their hats into the ring tend to muddy the waters. Few have any realistic chance of winning. Their influence is only to pull votes away from leaders in the contest. Two very good candidates have begun running ...

Question: Where is the justice?

Editorials

In 2010-2011, Ona, W.Va., resident Michael Joe Adkins had sex with an 11-year-old girl, apparently multiple times. He impregnated her. Later, Adkins and his then-wife, Amanda, forced the girl to have an abortion, in an attempt to cover up the crime. Adkins will not spend a day in prison for ...

Keep credit in tax reform bill

Editorials

When West Virginia legislators boosted the state’s tax credit for those who repair and rehabilitate historic buildings, they did so in the knowledge it could accomplish enormous good, when coupled with a similar program available throughout the nation. But that good, coming in the form of ...

Remember to shop local for the holidays

Editorials

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping season can wear thin on some people, and they might become tired of having to battle the crowds of all those other people who are searching for that perfect gift. Many of those people have given up — and decided it is better to purchase gifts ...

Be wary of fires during holidays

Editorials

Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Candles, decorations and Christmas trees are another cause of fires in December. The ...

We’re not bugged by the same things

Local Columns

What bugs one person doesn’t bother the other. A perfect example of that came to light when we stopped at the store the other day and bought a package of turkey breast. Better Half was driving home. My job, I was reminded as the passenger holding an integral part of the ...

Development takes more than one person

Local Columns

It’s easy for those in office to take credit when something positive takes place, while blaming the other guy when the bad comes along. The recent announcement of the potential investment of close to $39 billion, over approximately 20 years, into the West Virginia economy by a Chinese ...

Depression can bring the holidays down

Editorials

The pace of the holidays is starting to speed up. Some people revel in the spirit of the holidays, humming Christmas songs as they go about the holiday preparations. But those already stressed can feel a little overwhelmed at the holidays. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can dim ...

Energy investment good news for area

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The recent announcement that China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., will invest $83.7 billion in West Virginia is exciting news for the state. It is also thrilling news for those of us who live just across the Ohio River and are proud to be part of the Mid-Ohio Valley. At ...

What were your expectations?

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, How many of you voted to keep a GOP majority in Congress in 2016? What expectations did you have, when indeed, that majority was sustained in both houses? At the very least, most Republicans expected a repeal of Obamacare—this, after Congress voted numerous time for repeal ...

A look at the tax cut plan

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Today I will be, for the most part, passing over extremely relevant important issues in order to focus on one issue that is especially important and intensely time sensitive. Just as a reminder, I will be scarcely mentioning the following: President Trump's conspiring with ...

Residents thankful for class

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We would like to thank Carol Teaff of West Virginia Northern Community College for her expert instruction during the Senior Aerobics class. She was extremely motivating, offering invaluable information on the best way to exercise and giving hints on how to work exercise into ...

Be safe while holiday shopping

Editorials

Holiday shopping has officially started. The constant running that surrounds the holiday shopping season means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings in order to make sure it is a safe shopping season. Thieves look for the opportunities the season ...

Stay positive while holiday shopping

Editorials

You control the experience you have when Christmas shopping. There are those who were up before the crack of dawn today, taking advantage of all the incredible buys. There are others who waited for a more civil hour, after morning coffee and breakfast. Still others might not venture out until ...

Have a happy Thanksgiving

Editorials

A year ago today, we offered the hope that the nation could stop being Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, and just enjoy being together and being thankful, to enjoy a family style holiday. A year later, we don't offer such hope because the nation has spent the better part ...