Editorials

Dems’ monster may be too out of control

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have recognized that the monster she helped create — an ultra-leftist fringe –is a threat to her Democratic Party’s prospects for the presidency in 2020. The question she may be asking herself is whether she retains enough political ...

Letting local officials set priorities

Give Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for recognizing something that all too many officials in state capitals throughout the nation do not. In his words, spoken Tuesday in St. Clairsville: “All wisdom does not reside in Columbus, Ohio.” DeWine was in Belmont County to talk with local ...

Let locals set priorities

Give Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for recognizing something that all too many officials in state capitals throughout the nation do not. In his words, spoken Tuesday in St. Clairsville: “All wisdom does not reside in Columbus, Ohio.” DeWine was in nearby Belmont County to talk with local ...

US should take lead in fight against Ebola

We Americans have been very lucky in many ways. One of them involves the truly horrific disease Ebola. Few people in this country have given Ebola much thought since the severe outbreak in Africa during 2014-16. It killed more than 11,300 people, primarily in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Before ...

‘Biblegate’ is latest attack on president

President Donald Trump is not the first politician to be the target of nitpicking by those who just can’t stand him, and he will not be the last. Still, the most recent episode — let us call it “Biblegate” — reaches new heights of desperation to find something, anything, to criticize ...

Enemies should never wear the same uniform

Arizonan Martha McSally spent 26 years in the military, becoming the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat. She went on to a successful career in politics, leading her to the U.S. Senate. Clearly, she is a strong woman. Yet she was shaken deeply, as she participated in last ...

Reasonable Dems should be upset with extreme left

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, established his credentials as a liberal Democrat on most issues long ago. So, his failure to gain traction in an abortive bid for the presidency ought to be viewed by his fellow Ohioans as a disappointment — and by Democrats all over the nation as an alarm ...

Talk to your children about vaping risks

His heart felt as if it would pound out of his chest, the 15-year-old boy told a resource officer at a high school in Ohio last week. The deputy called for an ambulance to take the student to a hospital. Two other boys, one 14 and the other 15, experienced similar distress. They saw the ...

Keep hope, resiliency for Lordstown plant rebirth

General Motors Lordstown complex workers desperately want to believe the mettle of United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green in his steadfast hope for a future to our General Motors plant. “General Motors is going to put a product in that plant,” Green said this week with such ...

Kim Jong Un needs to move on to plan B

It may be time for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to try Plan B. His initial strategy in dealing with President Donald Trump — trying to get something for nothing — flopped badly. Trump and Kim held their second face-to-face meeting this week in Hanoi, Vietnam. But Trump departed ...

Feed yourself while helping to feed others

We often utilize this editorial positioning to promote good deeds and worthwhile causes. We think it is important to provide exposure because the community as a whole benefits. For those making dinner plans, here is a good cause you can really sink your teeth into. Fat Tuesday will be held ...

We all benefit from real estate development

There can be no denying the incredible vision and business prowess possessed by members of the Cafaro family, real estate magnates who own dozens of shopping centers and other real estate nationwide, including the Eastwood Mall complex in Niles. Then last week, Cafaro Company announced its ...

Americans are forgiving and give second chances

One of the attitudes that differentiates most Americans from the vicious murderers of the Islamic State terrorist group is compassion. IS killers consider it a weakness. We take pride in it. Perhaps we ought to show Hoda Muthana some of that compassion. Muthana once lived in Alabama. A few ...

The annual, irritating pothole season is here

Now that we’ve gone through the most recent attack of snow and ice, a familiar scourge is once again visiting our area. The pothole. They’re everywhere. They’re on side streets and main roads. SCity roadways and highways that connect our cities and villages. Every driver has his or her ...

Find more money for Ohio highways

Because nearly everyone who votes also drives a car or truck, most politicians are afraid to suggest increasing taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Give new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for having the courage to do just that. DeWine wants legislators to increase fuel taxes by 18 cents per ...

Enforce gun laws already on the books

Local, state and federal advocates of more limits on firearms ownership and use might do well to take aim at another method of curbing the mayhem caused by gun violence — enforcing existing laws. Just a few days ago, five people were killed and six others wounded when Gary Martin pulled out ...

Judges will determine specific executive limits

Give President Donald Trump credit for being transparent about his plan to exert executive authority in what many view as a challenge to Congress. At least Trump is not engaging in a covert operation. For months, the president has insisted at least $5.7 billion is needed to erect new barriers ...

Warrants must be served more quickly

Too often, we hear of violent crimes committed by people who ought to have been behind bars instead of finding new victims. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants to do something about that in the Buckeye State. Last week, DeWine announced he has created a task force to look into how arrest warrants are ...

Why not pitch GM plant to Amazon?

New Yorkers have shunned Amazon’s plans to bring tens of thousands of jobs to that city in the form of HQ2. At the same time, General Motors is preparing to idle its automaking plant here, leaving some 5 million square feet of plant vacant. As we see it, this presents a clear opportunity ...