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Opinion

Taking action on law enforcement reform

Editorial

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is right: Proposals for law enforcement reforms “have been around for a long time — and it’s time for us to take action.” DeWine unveiled his recommendations for change last week. They include common-sense changes such as no longer allowing the Ohio State Highway ...

Reaction to comments by Wellsville officials

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I am disappointed to learn of the reaction that certain Wellsville officials have had in learning that their recent CDBG application had not been funded. As my office provides guidance to the commissioners regarding the CDBG program, I thought it important to help set the record ...

Ohio Supreme Court got this one correct

Editorial

The stance that, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” is among the most powerful — and important — comments ever made on freedom of speech. Some attribute it to the French Enlightenment philosopher/historian Voltaire. It is an important ...

Thanks to all of those helping with cemetery

Letters To The Editor

To the editor:  Locust Hill Cemetery wishes to thank all the hard-working volunteers who came out for the Memorial Day clean up this year. The generosity of the community supporters, members of the Chester VFW, American Legion and Fire Department was overwhelming and very much ...

US must stay strong against North Korea

Editorial

Some things never change. North Korean dictators’ determination to stay in power by keeping the rest of the world off balance is one of them. For a time, it seemed as if North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un might be altering course from that pursued by his father and grandfather. Kim and U.S. ...

As Americans, we must help others with vaccines

Editorial

Charity begins at home, especially in safeguarding Americans from COVID-19. But we have a long, praiseworthy record of having big hearts, and now should be no exception to that. Efforts to develop new medicines to treat the symptoms of COVID-19 and to develop vaccines against it have proceeded ...

Basing cracker plant policy on the facts

Editorial

It says something about the prospects for ethane cracker plants that Shell Chemical, after a short break due to COVID-19, has resumed construction of one near Monaca, Pa. Shell executives seem confident. The governors of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania are being urged to abandon hope ...

Here’s wishing the good dads a happy Father’s Day

Editorial

Father’s Day is Sunday. It brings good thoughts for many, hopefully most, people of a dedicated worker, a patient taskmaster, an adviser for life. That’s not the case for everyone so for those who do have such positive thoughts, be sure to let your father know what he means to ...

Lawmakers need to move quickly with any more aid

Editorial

Millions of Americans remain unemployed as the nation struggles to get an economy stalled by COVID-19 back in gear. Some success has been seen; by June 13, the U.S. unemployment rate was 13.3%, much better than the 14.7% a month before. Still, we have a long way to go. Prior to the coronavirus ...

Court right to clear construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Editorial

Because the U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the land, what its justices say is the law is the law. Thus, the court’s ruling allowing construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline under part of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia settles one fight over the gas line. It had been ...