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Editorial

U.S. should be a good neighbor

Just a month after Mexican drug cartel murderers massacred at least nine Americans living in that country, more evidence of mayhem south of the border has been written in blood. In early November, two separate groups of women and children were ambushed near their homes in northern Mexico. ...

Saving pregnant women, infants

Many of the nearly 200 Ohio women who died from pregnancy-related causes during the past eight years could have been saved, a new state report concludes. Combine that information with reports indicating the state has the eighth-worst infant mortality rate in the nation, and it is clear Ohio ...

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

A heartfelt thanks on this special day

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

“(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

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 ...