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Opinion

Frustrated with providing proof of ID

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Who am I? I don't know for sure who I am. I went to get a new driver's license the other day. To be able to fly on a plan, your driver's license must have a little star on it, that proves who you are. I took my old Medicare card, my new Medicare card, title to my car, an ...

A rebuttal: Everyone wins with defeat of traffic cameras

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Recently a former city auditor voiced an opinion on how the only people who win after the defeat of the traffic cameras are speeders. As an American, and as one who was an elected official, you should be ashamed of yourself. Absolutely no one that fought to end the cameras ...

Party labels should be kept off judicial ballots

Editorial

Ohioans should vote for the best people to serve them in the judiciary, not for the political party they prefer. The state’s system of nonpartisan elections for judges and state Supreme Court justices is a step in that direction. Some in the General Assembly think Ohio ought to take a step ...

Looking back at the 2019 accomplishments

Local Columns

The new year is a time to look back on the accomplishments of 2019 and look forward into the new year. Reflecting back on 2019, I’m really proud of the work my team and I have done in Congress to help Ohioans and their families.  Despite the partisanship and media focus on impeachment, ...

Enormous debt plagues the U.S.

Editorial

As we Americans celebrate the beginning of a new decade, we continue to allow a serious challenge to escalate to crisis proportions. It is the national debt — $23.2 trillion as 2020 began. Thoughtful Americans understand the perils of a big national debt. It can increase inflation. It ...

Strive to make 2020 a great year

Editorial

We have entered a brand new year. It can be a fresh start for all of us … but there is a lot on the horizon. Choices to be made in 2020 will be monumental — not just for individuals who might be hoping to lose a few pounds or save a little money, but for our nation as a whole. Resolve to ...

Our New Year message: Don’t Drink and Drive!

Editorial

The message is one we feel obliged to repeat this time each year. There are some people across our country, across our state and across our own area who will awaken today with a brand new year in the offing helped along with a drink or more. There will be so much promise and anticipation for ...

Thanks and Spanks

Editorial

THANKS, writes a reader, to Patrolman Garcia, a Wellsville Police Officer, who took the time on a cold, wet night to help an elderly woman, who can hardly walk, lock up her two vehicles. He was very kind, courteous and did it without hesitation. All the Wellsville Police Officers are well ...

Wishing a wonderful Christmas to all of our wonderful readers!

Editorial

Merry Christmas to kids everywhere who last night tightly squeezed their eyes and strained to hear reindeer footsteps on the rooftop. They finally fell asleep in a bed full of warmth and full of dreams. And Merry Christmas to all of us who wish we could still believe in a Santa Claus. Merry ...