Opinion

Make Ohio enticing to big businesses too

Editorials

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

Editorials

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 ...

Urges support of the Crestview School District

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As residents of Crestview School District for over 40 years, it’s always been impressive how our rural community has stepped up in support of all fundraisers, attendance of plays and events, and sporting events. Rebel pride is strong here. Local realtors know that Crestview ...

Urges support of the Crestview School District

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As residents of Crestview School District for over 40 years, it’s always been impressive how our rural community has stepped up in support of all fundraisers, attendance of plays and events, and sporting events. Rebel pride is strong here. Local realtors know that Crestview ...

Bipartisanship not dead in Congress

Editorials

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 ...

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Local Columns

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to share information about alcohol misuse. This year’s theme is “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.” Alcohol use disorder is “a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse ...

Warren, Dems offering up the goodies

Editorials

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 ...

Thoughts on schools like West Branch and taxation

Local Columns

I am thankful to have this opportunity to add a few thoughts to the recent information provided regarding the upcoming ballot initiative impacting West Branch schools. Before those of you who have no dog in this fight move on to another story, my comments relate to everyone who will need to ...

Trump’s attempt to save image did more harm

Editorials

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

Editorials

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 ...

Holy Moments Spiritual Retreat was inspirational

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On April 5 and 6, St. Ann Parish hosted a Holy Moments Spiritual Retreat at Copeland Oaks in Sebring. There seemed a need to renew our connection to God, revitalize our relationships to each other and restore our passion for the work God has called us to do. The Holy Moments ...

Why I voted in favor of the State Transportation Budget

Local Columns

Many constituents have reached out to my office in recent weeks to better understand why I voted in favor of the State Transportation Budget that included a 10.5 cent increase of Ohio’s motor fuel tax. Let me explain some of the reasons why I voted as I did: I Am Still Working — In my ...

Why I voted in favor of the State Transportation Budget

Local Columns

Many constituents have reached out to my office in recent weeks to better understand why I voted in favor of the State Transportation Budget that included a 10.5 cent increase of Ohio’s motor fuel tax. Let me explain some of the reasons why I voted as I did: I Am Still Working — In my work ...

Affordable, reliable broadband critical to economy, job growth

Local Columns

Over the last two years, Congress has put in place pro-growth policies that are growing our economy, creating jobs and raising wages for families across Ohio. Ohio’s unemployment numbers are low and wages are up overall. Yet, I’ve also seen firsthand that parts of Ohio haven’t ...

Affordable, reliable broadband critical to economy, job growth

Local Columns

Over the last two years, Congress has put in place pro-growth policies that are growing our economy, creating jobs and raising wages for families across Ohio. Ohio’s unemployment numbers are low and wages are up overall. Yet, I’ve also seen firsthand that parts of Ohio haven’t ...

Earth Day should be a reminder to us all

Editorials

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 ...

Parents, teach your children

Local Columns

By CATHY THOMAS BROWNFIELD Family Recovery Center publicist Someone said, “A child’s job is to be loved.” As we near the end of Child Abuse Awareness Month, it seems like a good time to talk about ACEs, otherwise known as Adverse Childhood Experiences. “We at Family Recovery ...

Notre Dame loss so much more than stone, timber

Editorials

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 ...