Editorials

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 ...

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 ...