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Opinion

Clinton knows where to go and where not to go

Editorials

Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, plan to take their show on the road immediately after the Democratic National Convention ends. Their first stops will be in Ohio and Pennsylvania, it was reported Tuesday.Do not look for them to go too far south in our region. The nearest Clinton ...

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Letters to the Editor

Salem residents wishing their robbers a nice dayTo the editor:Recently we were broken into our garage and storage shed. The robbers broke the opener on the shed and left a huge hole in the steel door. They broke the molding on the mian door to the garage. They took the weed eater and the leaf ...

GOP convention reflects well on Cleveland, police

Editorials

Remember the lead-up to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland? For weeks before it opened, there was speculation about violent demonstrations and confrontations among competing protesters as well as between them and police.Well, the convention ended Thursday. Most of the fireworks ...

Destroy IS, but stay alert to other terrorist groups

Editorials

The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. That means that what military resources the major powers are willing to devote to battling Muslim militants are directed almost solely at the IS.That is not inappropriate - for now. The IS still controls large ...

Rebellion: Finding the way through

Local Columns

Peggy wanted to get a tattoo. Mom said no.Peggy wanted to get her eyebrow pierced, and a tongue piercing. No.The young woman hotly demanded why she couldn't, unwilling to accept, "Because I'm the Mom and I said so." She should be able to do whatever she wanted to do to her body, to label ...

Not great, but ‘Ghostbusters’ is a satisfying rebuke

Local Columns

When announced that women, instead of men, would don the iconic ghostbusting onesies in director Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" reboot, the fan base hit the ceiling. The mere idea of women wielding proton packs ignited a misogynistic tiff that's still polluting comment sections across the Web.Then ...

Number of murdered cops climbing quickly

Editorials

Another cop was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. His death brought to 18 the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty this month.Eight of them were killed in two tragedies ...

Ohio’s coal industry crushed by an agency in need of a purpose

Local Columns

For decades, Ohio has proudly mined the coal that fuels America. Coal still generates more than a third of U.S. electricity - more than any other single power source last year - and provides thousands of good jobs for states like Ohio.Unfortunately, Ohio's coal industry is now facing an all-out ...

GUEST COLUMN: Comey and Clinton: Deja vu all over again

Local Columns

When James Comey announced his decision not to recommend the prosecution of Hillary Clinton for the misuse of classified information, it was not his first investigation of Clinton that ended without the filing of criminal charges. It was his third investigation of Clinton, and the second in ...

Don’t put targets on cops’ backs

Editorials

Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. When it is directed at the peacemakers, it harms us all in a very direct way.It has been said of the men and women in law enforcement that they "have targets on ...

World must work together to stop terror

Editorials

How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another question: Why are the major powers of the world not doing more to stop the evil movement?Not so long ...

Clinton got off too easy in email probe

Editorials

Hillary Clinton and her supporters continue to gloat over FBI?Director James Comey's decision not to recommend she be charged with crimes related to her illegal use of private e-mail servers while secretary of state. Clinton now has a clean bill of health to display in her candidacy for ...

Is gambling a problem for you?

Local Columns

Dad always was out to hit big in the lottery so he could help his children get a little bit ahead in life. Every week he took a few dollars, headed out to his favorite convenience store to buy his tickets after he determined his numbers for the week. Every Saturday night he was in front of the ...

Roses&Thorns

Editorials

Roses for grandparents taking on the raising of their grandchildren for whatever the reason. Often it is because the kids' parents are total wastes: wiped out on drugs, selfish to the point that they are unable to provide for children but somehow have money for their smokes and beer and nights ...

A proposal for creating a citizen impeachment process

Local Columns

In America today, we have a complete disconnect between the citizens and their elected representatives.Nearly two thirds of Americans oppose Obamacare (64 percent oppose, 36 percent support; CNN/ORC poll). A clear majority of Americans oppose illegal alien amnesty (67 percent oppose, only 6 ...

Check diplomats’ lapses in security

Editorials

It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal email servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is doing it.As many a parent has had to explain to a teenager, the fact other people are engaging in ...

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Letters to the Editor

To the editor:If you drive east along Route 30 from Indiana, you travel on a completed four-lane highway. But your commute comes to a sudden end when you hit Trump Avenue in Canton, Ohio.To head farther east, you must drive on winding, sharp, narrow and hilly roads, in and out of towns, ...

Jupiter mission is science at its best

Editorials

Jupiter has held man's attention since the gas giant was first seen in a telescope.With its menacing size and its orbiting suite of moons, Jupiter looks for all the world like an undeveloped star and solar system.That's what makes the Independence Day insertion into a successful orbit of the ...

Police can’t solve all of society’s ills

Editorials

"We're asking cops to do too much in this country," Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. "Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve," he explained.Brown, whose city lost five officers to a racially motivated killer last week, is right to an extent. ...