Opinion

Government shut down? Are you serious?

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I just heard on the news that the government voted to keep things going for another three weeks, but then it may shut down yet again. They said that by happening at tax season it may slow down tax returns. Apparently they are going to collect money we owe to them for taxes, but ...

Glimpse at unconventional art

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Thirty-one years ago Andres Serrano, an artist-photographer, urinated into a bottle. Then he immersed a crucifix in the brimming receptacle, and after taking care that none of the precious liquid overflowed the vessel, photographed his handiwork. Heralded by the liberal ...

How did they get away with crimes?

Editorial

The most unsettling aspect of the case of David and Louise Turpin — and it should be disturbing — is how they managed to victimize their children for so long. Not until their 17-year-old daughter managed to escape from the Turpins’ house of horrors did anyone even notice what had been ...

Work misrepresented; public misinformed

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I’m writing regarding the firing of the East Liverpool housing inspectors and the article written about it in this paper. I am one of the two let go. Being an “at will” employee, I understand that my position can be terminated for any reason. I am fine with that. However ...

Keep politics from judiciary

Editorial

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill should have stepped down from the bench when he announced he was running for governor. But he did not. Instead, he continued campaigning, expressing opinions on various issues. We Americans have a tradition of discouraging such behavior, simply ...

Outrage fake by some in entertainment

Editorial

Let us be crystal clear about the stampede of entertainers distancing themselves from stars who are accused of sexual misdeeds: For at least some of those expressing outrage, it’s all an act. Many of them have known for years that the sexual harassment was rampant in their industry. Many ...

The countdown and resolutions

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: In thinking of New Year’s and the big countdown and resolutions that we make today and break tomorrow, my thoughts turn from the traditional New Year’s festivities and all, to a different mindset regarding the New Year. Regarding the big countdown: There is a bigger ...

DACA won’t MAGA

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) won’t MAGA (Make American Geat Again)! It is heralded by the political left that America is the land of immigrants so your citizenship isn’t all its cracked up to be. By that logic, America is just an open stretch of land ...

Actions speak volumes

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: On Dec. 26, I stepped out of my truck and slipped and fell on the ice in the Dunham Plaza parking lot, in front of JoAnn Fabrics. By looking at the angle of my foot, I knew immediately that it was broken, so I yelled out for help. Within seconds I was surrounded by the most ...

Real American values

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Earlier this week, Sen. Lindsey Graham states “America is an idea, not a race.” I agree with the sentiment in his statement 100 percent, and in accordance, I’d like to quote from a famous poem that is now in the Statue of Liberty’s museum. Emma Lazarus’ poem, “The ...