Editorial

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, ...

Don’t place a nuclear bailout on all Ohioans

Supporters claim House Bill 6 incentivizes clean energy development, but at the end of the day, a new pot of money created by tacking assessments on to the monthly power bills of all Ohioans will be used to bail out FirstEnergy’s bankrupt nuclear power plants. The aging Davis-Besse plant ...

Mexico must do more to stop immigrant train

Give Mexican officials some credit for working with the United States to stem the tide of illegal immigrants flowing through their country and into the U.S. In contrast with past practice, Mexico seems to be more interested in keeping its promises regarding the problem. It is, after all, a ...

Trump’s attempt to save image did more harm

Most of the more than 400-page report special counsel Robert Mueller submitted to the Justice Department falls into the “tell us something we didn’t know” category. From various sources, Americans already had been made aware of nearly all the conclusions Mueller’s team reached in its ...

Warren, Democrats take voters for suckers

Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local school district’s sixth grade teachers who have been consistently absent this year. Some of these teachers miss 3-4 days a week on a routine basis and it is greatly impacting my child who is normally a straight A student but is really struggling this year. ...

Brown’s words full of divisiveness

During his visit to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station last week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was touting the Democratic talking points by blasting away at President Donald Trump’s attempt to find border wall funding. Brown called the president’s latest proposal to redirect federal ...