Editorial

Have a happy Mother’s Day

A very heartfelt happy Mother's Day along with roses, hugs and smooches for all the good moms out there — from the first-time mothers to elderly moms who realized that being a parent did not end when a child became an adult. Granted, there are many "bad" moms out there. We all know who they ...

Delaying teen driving could save some lives

It has been said that really good moms and dads work hard to be excellent parents — not their children’s best friends. In other words, they do what is best for the youngsters, even if that does not please them. Those who make our laws should adopt the same approach. A bill pending in ...

Clear the backlog in Ohio Medicaid

While it is always tempting for new administrations to throw their predecessors under the bus as problems are discovered, it appears there may be some reason for Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran to be frustrated. There is a backlog of more than 70,000 applications from Ohioans seeking ...

You can help stamp out hunger this Saturday

"Fill a bag. Help feed families." That's what the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has been doing for over a quarter century. The 27th drive will be held Saturday. Over the past 26 years, letter carriers have collected over 1.5 billion pounds of food. It is ...

Redrawing the lines for Ohio lawmakers

Preparing by June 14 a plan to redraw Ohio congressional district boundary lines would invite all sorts of mistakes, not to mention mischief by politicians seeking advantages. Yet a three-judge federal court opinion mandates state officials do just that. Issued last week in Cincinnati, the ...

It’s time for release of Ohio State report

It is easy to understand why Ohio State University officials have not yet released a report on their investigation of the late Dr. Richard Strauss, despite the fact it has been a year since his misdeeds came to light. Strauss, who had been a doctor working with some of OSU’s athletic teams, ...

Conservation funding should be certainty

Among the most important federal programs very few people have heard of is the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Ensuring it has enough money is the proverbial no-brainer. Doing so will require action by Congress and approval by President Donald Trump, however. Lawmakers and the president ...

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to Beaver Local Schools for putting another levy before voters. It’s a school that’s only three years old and expects an aging population and tax payers to keep it operating. Learn to downsize budgets, like we homeowners do. SPANKS, writes a reader, to those who ...

Day of Prayer provides opportunity for reflection

Americans of all faiths will quietly observe and some will gather in public places today to participate in the National Day of Prayer. Held on the first Thursday of May, the event has been set aside as a day to ask for the help of a higher power for our communities, our states and our nation. ...

Prom season brings reminder to be cautious

Preparations have long been under way for this year’s proms, as area high schoolers are anticipating a truly memorable evening. We hope each and every student has a magical night of friends and fun to long remember, as they don formal attire and head off to area auditoriums and gymnasiums, ...