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Editorials

Let’s take a look at House Freedom Caucus

With a mellifluous name suggesting bucolic tranquility, Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, is an unlikely object of the caterwauling recently directed at him and the House Freedom Caucus he leads. The vituperation was occasioned by the HFC’s role rescuing Republicans from ...

It’s time for America to seize clean energy future

When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908, America had almost no paved roads outside the cities. One of the early owners’ biggest headaches was tires punctured by horseshoe nails left on the road. “Forget about this car thing,” Ford’s detractors might have said. “We don’t ...

Trump’s policy changes concerning to some

WASHINGTON (AP) — What’s wrong with being flexible? All presidents change their minds. He’s only human. President Donald Trump’s voters can be a forgiving lot — up to a point. “He thinks too fast and then makes decisions too fast,” says Miriam Naranjo in Miami Lakes, ...

Volunteers needed

The people who care for an old farmhouse in Glen Dale need some help, and they would like to get residents from all parts of the Ohio Valley involved. Situated along W.Va. 2 just across from John Marshall High School is the former home of Sam Cockayne. He died in 2001, but the house he ...

Youth violence crisis

Most people probably would find it difficult to imagine themselves opening fire with a gun on three high school-age boys. But someone did at about 11 p.m. Sunday in Steubenville. One of the boys, 15-year-old Tyshawn Jett of Steubenville, was killed. A 16-year-old, also from Steubenville, and ...

Increasing accessibility

Martins Ferry City Council is working to remove obstacles to public participation. The primary obstacle is a set of stairs in the historic municipal building. Council’s chamber is located on the second floor of the structure, which does not have an elevator. The city is not required to ...