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Opinion.

Reporting accurate numbers

Editorials

For nearly a year, COVID-19 has been making its mark on Ohio, sickening residents and claiming lives. Throughout that period, state officials have made admirable efforts to keep the public informed. Gov. Mike DeWine has addressed Buckeye State residents at least weekly, and the Ohio ...

Adapting — necessary, but all for the best?

Columns

It’s strange how we can adapt to such big changes in such a short time. As I pulled up in front of my home a few days ago, a neighbor a few doors down was also pulling in to park. As I climbed out of my car, I raised my hand to greet her, not knowing how long she would remain in her car ...

Good riddance

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, There are not enough joyous words to express my joy that Trump has been defeated as President of the United States. It is not only being rid of Trump the fraudster, liar, grifter, cheater, impostor, swindler, and on and on that makes me so happy and relieved: It is the ridding ...

Twitter bans

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the controversy surrounding the media entities who have banned Donald Trump from their platforms. I read an article where an Editor stated that this sets an alarming precedent. I think not! Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter for speech that ...

Business as usual for Shale Crescent USA

Columns

We have been asked how changes in Washington will impact the Shale Crescent USA economic development and job creation initiative. We are moving forward with business as usual. Here is why: The Shale Crescent USA mission doesn’t change no matter who is President or regardless of state and ...

Biden must focus on affordable, reliable electricity

Columns

Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, along with a new Biden administration, promise sweeping policy changes in the United States. This includes campaign pledges to remake America’s electricity mix. But with campaign season over, Democrats should put rhetoric aside and pursue a ...

Time for unity

Editorials

Many Americans regarded Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden as a chance to start over; a turning away from the divisions of the past four years to move forward as one. It is essential, however, that Americans do not choose to move forward by ignoring the lessons we learned, and ...

Keep fighting bailout

Editorials

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost continues to fight the damaging effects of House Bill 6, which is at the center of a $60 million federal bribery investigation, and was intended to bail out FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Energy Harbor. This time he has asked the Franklin County Common Pleas ...

Unemployment challenges

Editorials

As another wave of federal stimulus rolls in, checks deposited in personal bank accounts are not the only benefit. State unemployment systems got a much-needed boost, too. In fact, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says many of the state’s unemployment claimants will soon ...

Getting back to ‘normal’

Editorials

We have all missed out on a lot this past year — festivals, meetings and all sorts of events were canceled, holiday plans with friends and family were altered, travel was discouraged — due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is likely that the coronavirus had its biggest impact on ...

Watching a friend move on to next phase

Columns

My friend retired this weekend. I call her my friend, but she’s been much more than that. I’m referring to Heather Ziegler, outgoing Life editor at The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. I don’t remember precisely when I met Heather, but it was soon after I was hired as a ...

Ohio Valley Republicans, keep the faith

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Anti-Trumpers have been looking to remove him from office since his inauguration in 2017. They impeached him over nothing last year and this year, days before his term ends, they want to try to remove him again. Why? They say he called for an insurrection? He did no ...

Maybe it’s time to get back to the basics in USA

Columns

When I was growing up my grandfather (Mom’s dad) lived next to us. Grandpa would come over almost every morning during the week to visit. He would tell us stories about growing up in the old country of Slovakia. His family worked for a wealthy landowner taking care of their estate. Grandpa ...

Remember deeds of great leaders

Columns

ople of America, the Ohio Valley, and even the world. We have lost too many good men, women, boys, girls, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and friends. Now we are looking at 2021, and by the sixth day there are challenges we never dreamed taking place in our country. Have you ever ...

Restore old depot

Editorials

City leaders in St. Clairsville are considering a project that would preserve a piece of the community’s history, and it is one they should undertake. Situated along Sugar Street is an old transportation hub that could be adapted for modern use. The retired railroad depot would require ...

A tribute to an outstanding newsman

Columns

I trusted Mike Myer. Whether I needed a second opinion on an editorial or wanted to be sure my car was safe to drive, I knew Mike wouldn’t steer me wrong. J. Michael Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, died suddenly Wednesday morning. He was 69 years ...

Accept the vaccine

Editorials

Officials working to get the COVID-19 vaccine to those who need it most have run into an unfathomable problem. Health care workers are buying into the nonsense that the vaccine might not be safe, and are refusing the shot. Not all of them are so bull-headed, of course. Many are doing the ...

Natural gas, oil offer bright future

Columns

The global pandemic continues to take its toll on Ohio’s economy, as well as that of our nation.  Hope, however, is on the horizon as vaccines and improved treatments to combat COVID-19 are being deployed around the state and country. Despite the pandemic and current market pressures, ...

It is what it is

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, It is my belief that Attorney General William Barr resigned his post because to stay, would have made him vulnerable to being goaded by president Trump into jeopardizing his license to practice law. The election debacle in Georgia involves others, including Mr. Raffensperger, ...

Ballots And Batons

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,        What a week!  The Times Leader and other scribes read as thriller novels and children stories.  Both seem as whimsical.          My thought to the first idea, “ballots” (thriller) is there must not be enough forensic evidence to prove a fraud or ...