Editorial

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 timber and stone

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 different ...

Act quickly to get funds for broadband

President Donald Trump revealed two pieces of big news Friday — one of them of enormous importance to millions of Americans who do not yet enjoy technology taken for granted by many of their neighbors. Some of those second-class tech citizens live right here in our state. Trump talked about ...

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 ...

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to all those who trash the sides of our roads. Why do you degrade the land Jesus gave us to use. Instead of degrading this land, cherish it! SPANKS, writes a reader, to the Hancock County Board of Education. What a disappointment in board memers you think you elected ...

Penguins are a special part of playoff picture

This time of year is special for sports fans. We’re a few weeks into the new baseball season, and the Pirates have gotten off to a decent start. On Sunday night, Baylor stopped Notre Dame 82-81 to win the NCAA women’s basketball title, while on Monday night, Virginia topped Texas Tech ...

Keep predators out of society

Mandatory minimum prison sentences and life terms for habitual offenders are being reexamined by some in the criminal justice system. It is no coincidence that such discussion is occurring at a time when many corrections facilities are overcrowded. But one category of habitual criminal ...

Driving distractions can become deadly

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month nationwide and a good time to put down that cell phone Cell phones aren’t the only things that can distract a driver. The list includes water bottles, the radio, foods just purchased at a drive-through or the family dog sitting on the driver’s ...