Editorials

Administrative review needed in ballot issues

Environmental activists from seven Ohio community groups are suing several local and state governmental entities, including the Mahoning County Board of Elections, claiming constitutional rights violations because some ballot issues were blocked from appearing on election ballots. The civil ...

Put McKinley on committee about climate

Too much debate about climate change is driven by political correctness and anecdotes, not science. There is a way Democrats who control the U.S. House of Representatives can move toward greater balance. Among the first actions taken under the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this ...

What is the national debt breaking point?

We Americans are failing to cope with a serious crisis, and it has little to do with border security. It is the national debt, which topped $22 trillion this week. For most people, it is difficult to become too concerned about mere numbers on paper or expressed digitally. But the debt is more ...

‘Drive It Home Ohio’ steered by optimism

The coalition trying to save the General Motors plant in Lordstown is called "Drive It Home Ohio." Drive it did as the group ventured via bus to Columbus Wednesday. Meeting with state lawmakers and top-level officials were over a dozen representatives of the coalition. This included elected ...

Top Dem contenders are too radical left

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, continues to explore his potential as a candidate for president. During the weekend, he took his “Dignity of Work” tour to New Hampshire. True to form — and his record — he stuck to issues of interest to working men and women. Higher wages, improved ...

Sadly, race relations still are challenging

It is easy to understand why some Virginians may not have paid the same amount of attention as they would in a normal year to the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday. Residents of the Old Dominion had their own political preoccupation last week. Credit Gov. Ralph Northam for ...

Take time to reflect on Black History Month

Black History Month 2019 calls to attention those men and women who, despite segregation and derision from fellow countrymen, chose to serve in the cause of freedom as Americans. “Black Migrations” is the theme from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the ...

Lashing out does not help the working class

Liberal leaders are so angry about any potential challenges to the Democratic Party’s new far-left orthodoxy that some are beginning to sound like positively vicious. Take the reaction to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s decision to consider running for president as an independent. ...

‘Medicare-for- all’ comes with huge pricetag

Perhaps Democratic candidate for president Sen. Kamala Harris wasn’t thinking when she cut loose with a sound bite she hoped would gain traction among voters. More likely, she was hoping listeners would not stop and think about what she said. Harris, a Californian, is making ...

American Heart Month observed

Have you ever had a heart attack? Or maybe someone in your family has. How about a friend? Fellow worker? Or maybe another kind of cardiac disease? Chances are your answer is "yes." Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. According to the Office of ...

Forget semantics, let’s just get it done

Politics used to be described as the art of compromise. Apparently it has degenerated into a game of semantics. It appears one politically important question involved in whether President Donald Trump gets the $5.7 billion he wants for more physical barriers along our border with Mexico is ...

Roses&Thorns

Thorns and stiff traffic citations to those — and you know there will be some — who drink and drive today during America's unofficial holiday known as "Super Bowl Sunday." Call a friend, cab or just sleep it off until you are able to get behind the wheel. Roses for those who will not watch ...

Handling situation over Husted salary

Oops. Ohio legislators inadvertantly created a mess when, in a bill they passed last year, they created a new agency in state government. Designed to improve use of technology in state government, education and job placement, it is called InnovateOhio. New Gov. Mike DeWine has said he plans ...

Money is needed to battle infant mortality

Among new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s top priorities is ensuring more children live past infancy. Too many in the Buckeye State don’t make it. On average each year, six non-Hispanic white children out of every 1,000 live births in Ohio die before their first birthdays. That is the ninth-worst ...

Nothing ‘immoral’ about border barrier

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said Democrats in her chamber will not provide funds for a physical barrier along the southern border because it is “immoral.” How so? Either the United States has controls over immigration or it does not. If Pelosi, D-Calif., thinks we ...

Goshen Police District officers deserve praise

It seems law enforcement officers nationwide absorb unrelenting beat downs from politicized social media and so-called objective agenda-driven news “sources” which aren’t that at all. You know: purveyors of tilted and purely subjective so-called news. Close to phony if not outright fake. ...

Celebrating the St. Paul School tradition

Since 1904, St. Paul School has been a community landmark. It is firmly entrenched in our history as is St. Paul Church which originated in 1881. Throughout the decades St. Paul School has been a constant in providing a high-quality education in a faith-based environment. Hundreds of its ...

Compromise needed to end the shutdown

Once again, Democratic leaders in Congress have made it plain their chief goal is to attack President Donald Trump, not to deal with illegal immigration. Unless reasonable Democrats retake control of their party, that attitude will continue to block progress. During the weekend, President ...

Looks like winter finally has arrived

It's not going away anytime soon is it? The wintry weather, that is. So much for all the mildness we had late year right into 2019. That little snow icon weather people attach to daily forecasts is firmly embedded from today through at least Tuesday. Single-digit lows were called for today, ...

State should boost funds to save babies

Among new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s top priorities is ensuring more children live past infancy. Too many in the Buckeye State don’t make it. On average each year, six non-Hispanic white children out of every 1,000 live births in Ohio die before their first birthdays. That is the ninth-worst ...