About 400 people live in Kermit, West Virginia. It is mind-boggling, then, why Springboro, Ohio-based Miami-Luken, a regional drug wholesaler, shipped 5.7 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to the town’s two pharmacies between 2005 and 2011.

Lawrence County’s law enforcement officials and prosecutors have been doing a great job at cracking down on sexual offenders, especially those who prey on children.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after recreational marijuana. President Trump’s attorney general announced Thursday he is rescinding an Obama-era policy that paved the way for eight states to legalize recreational marijuana with another 13 states poised to join the debate in 2018.

OK, Lawrence County, sharpen up those skates. New Castle area residents may not realize what an idea the Lawrence County District Attorney’s office and New Visions have had in dreaming up plans for a downtown ice rink for the holiday season.

A Florida man’s letter to the editor has been making the rounds on the internet. Robert Jackson of Melbourne, Florida, wrote to Florida Today — part of the USA Today network — to comment on the NFL’s recent decision not to force its players to stand for the national anthem.

Freedom of speech is a guaranteed right — truly, one of America’s most precious. That’s the reason newspapers not only offer an opinion page, but also reserve a space on it for readers to express their opinions.

When it comes to landlords, the out-of-town variety isn’t always the best choice. Just ask the City of New Castle, which is battling blight issues inflamed to no small degree by rental homes belonging to distant owners who put little thought or care into their properties.

There’s nothing really offensive about the WPIAL’s mandate last week that coaches observe a 10-minute “cooling off” period before speaking to the media following playoff games in all sports.

We are glad to see a recent wave of good news for the downtown area.

Dozens are dead and tens of thousands of Texans remain homeless, their homes and lives shattered by Hurricane Harvey’s epic deluge of flood water. Along with Congress, President Donald Trump’s top priority should be getting as much disaster relief to Southeast Texas as quickly as possible. 

It’s here — the day of the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.

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