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Opinion

Dec. 7, 1941: A date that lives in infamy

Editorial

It was the most profound and cowardly sneak attack in the history of man. At exactly 7:55 a.m., on Dec. 7, 1941, the United States was suddenly plunged into a great conflict that would become World War II. The Imperial Japanese Navy struck at Pearl Harbor. And struck hard. The United States' ...

U.S. should consider a new asylum policy

Editorial

U.S. policy regarding the granting of asylum to would-be immigrants ought to be based on the facts of their situations — not on technicalities. Yet, according to an Associated Press report, many asylum seekers are falling victim to just that. According to the AP, the new policy “forbids ...

‘Immorality’ doesn’t play into policies

Editorial

During visits to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, on Sunday, Pope Francis pronounced that, “The use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral.” He added, “As is the possession of atomic weapons.” For many years, the Roman Catholic Church seemed to sanction policies by the United ...

Don’t ruin holiday cheer with driving while drunk

Editorial

Alcohol “is believed to have been a factor,” the Ohio State Highway Patrol concluded in providing details of an accident near Yorkville last Saturday night. Five people were killed in the crash. It occurred when a young Wheeling man drove his car south in the northbound lanes of Ohio 7. ...

Legislature or court should take up case

Editorial

A substantial number of people who once were unwavering supporters of capital punishment have become opponents. Their conviction that some vicious criminals should pay the ultimate price remains firm. But revelations that a substantial number of people convicted of crimes were innocent ...

Words of appreciation from a proud mayor

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I would like to take this time to thank all those people that supported me during my time as a public servant. I have no doubts that Mr. Bricker will be able to do the job but there will be a huge learning curve and I hope everyone understands that and gives him time to learn ...

A heartfelt thanks on this special day

Editorial

There is some debate over exactly when the first Thanksgiving was celebrated on our soil. Many trace it to a 1621 celebration in Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. That feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. It was, according to historians, actually celebrated between the ...

Plan for sports betting in Ohio

Editorial

“(Gov. Mike DeWine) does believe that sports betting is coming and it’s important to do this through the legislative process,” said press secretary Dan Tierney, according to Legal Sports Report. DeWine is probably right, but his reason for wanting to get lawmakers involved, according to ...

United States shouldn’t meddle in Iran oil woes

Editorial

In her diary entry for July 15, 1944, Anne Frank wrote words that would harrow and challenge generations not yet born: “I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Less than a month later, “people” would discover Anne and seven other Jews hiding in a ...

Our tax dollars shouldn’t go to fuel rise of China

Local Columns

When U.S. taxpayers send their hard-earned money to the government, they shouldn't worry that it's being used to fuel economic and military growth in China. But that's exactly what's happening today. Every year, more than $150 billion in U.S. taxpayer money goes toward cutting-edge research ...