Editorials

Violent Islamic terrorism is a worldwide scourge

Only about 7.5 percent of Sri Lankans are Christians, but even that tiny number apparently is intolerable to Muslim extremists. On Easter Sunday morning, as many of the country’s Christians were celebrating Easter, the terrorists slaughtered nearly 300 of them in a series of church bombings. ...

Make Ohio enticing to big businesses too

Ohio state Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, is excited about the record number of new businesses being established in our statemore than 13,700 new filings in March alone. That is part of a long trend of increases in new business filings, for which Obhof hopes to give credit to tax ...

Day of Prayer provides opportunity for reflection

Americans of all faiths will gather today to participate in the National Day of Prayer. Held on the first Thursday of May, the event has been set aside as a day to ask for the help of a higher power for our communities, our states and our nation. The annual event has been held nationally ...

Bipartisanship not dead in Congress

Some political scientists say Congress has become a cesspool of partisan politics. Democrats and Republicans view every issue strictly from their party leaders’ viewpoints, it is said. Constituents’ best interests take a back seat. Not when U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod ...

Warren, Dems offering up the goodies

Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...

Trump’s attempt to save image did more harm

Most of the more than 400-page report special counsel Robert Mueller submitted to the Justice Department falls into the “tell us something we didn’t know” category. From various sources, Americans already had been made aware of nearly all the conclusions Mueller’s team reached in its ...

Brown’s comments full of divisiveness

During his visit to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station last week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was touting the Democratic talking points by blasting away at President Donald Trump’s attempt to find border wall funding. Brown called the president’s latest proposal to redirect federal ...

Earth Day should be a reminder to us all

The year 1970 was eventful. Consider some notable happenings: — President Nixon ordered U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, which widened the Vietnam War. His decision ignited nationwide riots which led to the Kent State shootings and four dead students and others injured. — A ...

Notre Dame loss so much more than stone, timber

Committed Christians believe in an all-powerful God whose majesty and beauty cannot be comprehended, much less matched. Yet on rare occasions, humans are moved to incredible feats of creation as testaments of the depth of their faith. More than 850 years ago, on an island in the Seine River ...

Have a very happy and joyous Easter weekend

Good morning and a very glorious and happy Easter weekend to all of you. It is a very special time for sure. We would like to acknowledge the social groups, businesses and churches holding or having already held special events like egg hunts and related activities for children. For ...

It should never hurt to be a child

Researchers say child abuse appears to go in a cycle. Children who were abused as a child or witnessed violence between their parents tend to repeat the abuse or violence as an adult. April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month and a good time to question why child abuse even exists. It ...

Lawmakers will have to make tough cuts

Ohio lawmakers have a tough job on their hands, as Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget proposals exceed mandatory spending growth limits and must be cut. Budget advisers also are expecting revenue collection to be lower than DeWine anticipated. There are a lot of good, necessary spending projects in ...

Limitations will come with ‘Medicare for All’

Health care is a human right, not a privilege,” lectured Sen. Bernie Sanders — even as he unveiled a plan that would deny Americans the right to seek the best health care they can afford. Sanders, the Vermont independent running for the Democrat nomination for president, previewed his ...

Cohen keeps playing the political games

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, is making a sleazy attempt to save his own skin by pandering to Democrats in Congress. They should turn him down flat. Cohen was caught red-handed in a variety of misdeeds by federal investigators. Last year, he pleaded guilty ...

Limit options when dealing with Venezuela

Venezuelans are suffering terribly from the socialist government of dictator Nicolas Maduro. There is no doubt whatsoever about that. Many Americans feel sympathy for them. But there has to be a limit on how far our government will go to help the Venezuelans. Thus far — at least, to the ...

Limit options when dealing with Venezuela

Venezuelans are suffering terribly from the socialist government of dictator Nicolas Maduro. There is no doubt whatsoever about that. Many Americans feel sympathy for them. But there has to be a limit on how far our government will go to help the Venezuelans. Thus far — at least, to the ...

With spring comes call for caution

Spring flowers and trees are starting to bloom, and so is the annual spring appearance of orange work-zone barrels. This past week marked National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, an annual event designed to remind drivers to be patient, slow down and pay attention in road construction areas. ...

With spring comes a call for caution

Spring flowers and trees are starting to bloom, and so is the annual spring appearance of orange work-zone barrels. This past week marked National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, an annual event designed to remind drivers to be patient, slow down and pay attention in road construction areas. ...

Release facts about spying claims on Trump campaign

Attorney General William Barr dropped something of a bombshell during testimony in Congress this week. But what he said should have come as no surprise. Though Barr was supposed to be testifying to a Senate committee considering the budget, questions turned to special counsel Robert ...

Fed judge: Firearms limits can be harmful

Gun control is not the one-sided argument its proponents claim. In addition to the Second Amendment, there are practical considerations. For example, as a federal judge in California recognized recently, there is the very real potential for new limits on firearms to be harmful. California ...