Editorial

Unifying symbol

On June 14, 1777, nearly a year after the issuance of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress adopted a 13-star, red-white-and-blue flag as the emblem of the new nation, the United States of America. We should think about that every time we see the flag, now with a star for ...

50 YEARS

The Tri-State Pottery Festival, held throughout the downtown streets of East Liverpool, is celebrating a milestone in 2018 — 50 years. This three-day event, usually held around this same time in June, is so much more than carnival rides and food vendors, which do attract many people to the ...

California voters right in removing judge

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...

Aiding, abetting illegal immigrants

A massive raid on a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio is a reminder that many illegal immigrants would not be in our country without active encouragement from a few unscrupulous business owners. More than 200 federal agents arrested 114 people in the raid on Tuesday. They ...

Good move by television network

You may want to sit down for this: Hollywood has done something worthy of praise. For once, the movie moguls have put ethics ahead of money. Paramount Network had planned a television reprise of the 1988 film, “Heathers.” The original version starred Winona Rider and Christian ...

Disciplining young children in schools

Ohio state senators have approved a bill banning public schools from sending young children into out-of-school suspensions for committing minor infractions. Is such a law really needed? Judge for yourself: During the past two years, about 35,000 Ohio elementary school students have been ...

What went wrong with RISE?

West Virginia legislators upset about the slow pace of dispersing nearly $150 million in federal flood recovery funds are right to have decided now is not the time to reset the process entirely. That decision should not be taken as a stance that there is no use crying over spilled milk, ...

Don’t let threat of shutdown rule decisions

Liberal members of Congress and big-spending bureaucrats have found a foolproof way to get what they want, which is to milk taxpayers for all we are worth, and then some. It is simple: Merely threaten a “government shutdown.” After he signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill in March, ...

Avoid the mistakes on sports bets

Ohio officials are being urged by some to jump on the sports betting bandwagon. Actually, though, there are multiple routes to permitting wagers on athletic events, not just one. In other words, there are several bandwagons. Hopping on the wrong one would be a mistake. Earlier this month, ...

Remember the reason for Memorial Day

Throughout the nation’s history, millions have died protecting the freedom American citizens enjoy in the relative peace the rest of the world only dreams about. Think about that today as you light up the grill, spend time with family and friends or go to a ballgame. Today’s ...