Opinion

Constitution is the bedrock of nation

Editorials

Monday, we honored our Constitution, the foundation of our society. Signed on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, that document gave power, structure and form to the national system of government that began with the U.S. Declaration of Independence 11 years before. There to reform the Articles ...

Bringing exposure to MSSA Super Walk set for Sept. 29

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I think a lot of individuals are unaware about the MSSA Super Walk coming up on Saturday, Sept. 29, and a lot more people uninformed about who the MSSA is. MSSA stands for Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency. We are a 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT agency, providing services to those ...

Use caution when setting med pot rules

Editorials

Ohioans with legitimate medical need for marijuana were supposed to be able to get it a week ago Saturday. They are still waiting. Under legislation enacted in 2016, state officials were given two years to put a mechanism in place to sell marijuana — or, at least, the active ingredient in ...

When watching Florence, think of our good fortune

Editorials

Amazing, isn't it? Florence, that is. You likely have seen the imagery taken from outer space of the sheer might and depth of what is being called a monster hurricane. It was actually mesmerizing to behold — almost like something from a science fiction movie featuring high-tech graphic ...

Government must remember who is paying all the bills

Editorials

Government officials often are not the most popular people. Whether because federal agencies do things that can cost people their jobs or due to general dislike based on ideology, some have good reason to worry about their safety. Apparently, former Environmental Protection Agency head Scott ...

Dem document fight was purely political

Editorials

Democrat senators who made a mockery of fairness in disrupting a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh insist they are being denied information they need to decide whether he is qualified. Not really. Senators have been given many more documents regarding Kavanaugh than were ...

You are part of public health concerns

Local Columns

The woman could not find a reason to continue living. She had some mental health issues, had some alcohol problems in the past, but now was living a reclusive life, isolated by the mistakes she made during her lifetime. She didn’t seem to understand “forgiveness.” She’d snapped at her ...

Internet access should receive bipartisan focus

Editorials

Expanding high-speed internet access to rural areas is critical in our region. Too many Ohioans, including some in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, lack what has become a virtual necessity. One obstacle to that is knowing precisely what areas already have broadband service. The system relied ...

Keep bail system in operation our state

Editorials

More than a few people charged with crimes complain about the bail system. Coming up with several thousand dollars — sometimes hundreds of thousands — to gain release from jail while awaiting trial is an unreasonable burden, they say. Leave it to the Californians to come up with a dramatic ...

Get the best trade deals for the U.S.

Editorials

The key question being raised over President Donald Trump’s agreement with Mexican officials on a new trade pact points straight to the reason why so many Americans are unhappy with the current system of regulating trade between our country and others. Trump said this week Mexican officials ...

Kim can’t lie his way to victory over Trump

Editorials

One can understand why North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un thought he could get away with lying to President Donald Trump. He and his predecessors did it successfully with previous presidents, so why not? But Kim’s failure to keep his promises about abandoning nuclear weapons is not working ...

GUEST COLUMN: Tax cut misinformation campaign continues

Local Columns

Larger paychecks may be around the corner — yet again. As we speak, Congress is working on "Tax Cuts 2.0," which would make many of the reforms in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) permanent, and extend tax relief to millions more Americans. But, the recent tax cuts are never without their ...

YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I think you were a day late with your editorial participation in the Boston Globe’s sponsored national hate President Trump and his supporters day, but I am not really sure as I pay very little attention to national news media outlets. I thought it was Thursday, not Friday as ...

National Recovery Month being observed

Local Columns

Everyone has problems. Everyone falls short. Everyone has experienced loss, grief, love, joy. Many have faced catastrophic illness. And many have suffered mental illness, or the chaos and destruction of substance abuse or a combination of the two. How easily one can be distracted from the path ...

McCain was ‘right about Americans

Editorials

During 60 years in public service, first in the Navy and more recently as a United States senator, the late John McCain made many sacrifices and did enormous good for us, his fellow Americans. Before passing on to his reward, he rendered one more very great service. He reminded us who we ...

Hidden disaster of State Issue 1

Local Columns

Too many people in our criminal justice system are there because of substance abuse disorders. This is undeniable. We know that substance abuse disorders are a major driver in criminal justice spending. We also know that through long-term treatment and therapy, those addicted can lead ...

Safety reminder comes with holiday weekend

Editorials

Most people understand what at-risk drivers — those intoxicated from alcohol or drugs or distracted by hand-held devices — pose to the those driving along innocently, responsibly and intently aware of surroundings who, nevertheless, gets creamed by a drunk, buzzed or distracted ...

U.S. Sen. McCain was a genuine American hero

Editorials

Not everyone agreed with U.S. Sen. John McCain’s political decisions. But there can be no argument — none at all — about one thing: McCain was a genuine American hero. On Friday, his family announced the Arizona Republican had decided to discontinue treatment for the brain cancer he ...