Opinion

Examining Ohio’s 2018 concealed-carry report

Local Columns

Even though we are well into March, reports that cover 2018 continue to be issued by government agencies and other organizations. One of those that was issued was the annual concealed-carry report from Ohio Attorney General David Yost. It showed that during the past year, sheriff’s ...

Democrats’ monster getting out of control

Editorial

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have recognized that the monster she helped create — an ultra-leftist fringe –is a threat to her Democratic Party’s prospects for the presidency in 2020. The question she may be asking herself is whether she retains enough political ...

Let local officials establish priorities

Editorial

Give Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for recognizing something that all too many officials in state capitals throughout the nation do not. In his words, spoken Tuesday in St. Clairsville: “All wisdom does not reside in Columbus, Ohio.” DeWine was in Belmont County to talk with local ...

US should take lead in fight against Ebola

Editorial

We Americans have been very lucky in many ways. One of them involves the truly horrific disease Ebola. Few people in this country have given Ebola much thought since the severe outbreak in Africa during 2014-16. It killed more than 11,300 people, primarily in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Before ...

‘Biblegate’ is latest attack on president

Editorial

President Donald Trump is not the first politician to be the target of nitpicking by those who just can’t stand him, and he will not be the last. Still, the most recent episode — let us call it “Biblegate” — reaches new heights of desperation to find something, anything, to criticize ...

Hurrah for AOC and the Socialist States of America!

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Rejoice! Despite the cynicism, the despair of a long-suffering public, relief is visible on the horizon. No longer will any citizen be neglected by a loving, all-embracing government, for politicos in DC have at last promised us Utopia. I speak of course of the Green New Deal, ...

‘Biblegate’ is latest attack on president

Editorial

President Donald Trump is not the first politician to be the target of nitpicking by those who just can’t stand him, and he will not be the last. Still, the most recent episode — let us call it “Biblegate” — reaches new heights of desperation to find something, anything, to criticize ...

Reasonable Dems should be upset with extreme left

Editorial

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, established his credentials as a liberal Democrat on most issues long ago. So, his failure to gain traction in an abortive bid for the presidency ought to be viewed by his fellow Ohioans as a disappointment — and by Democrats all over the nation as an alarm ...

Keep hope, resiliency for Lordstown rebirth

Editorial

General Motors Lordstown complex workers desperately want to believe the mettle of United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green in his steadfast hope for a future to our General Motors plant. “General Motors is going to put a product in that plant,” Green said this week with such ...

Thanks and Spanks

Editorial

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the safety service director for a recent article stating that the city loses 20 to 30 percent of its salt reserves annually due to the water leakage in the car barn. In several online articles from the Midwest to the east coast it was stated salt prices drastically ...