Opinion

Have a happy Mother’s Day

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

"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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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, ...

Beaver Local BOE president asks for support

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I am asking for the voters of the Beaver Local School District to please vote “yes” for the renewal levy on May 7. This levy has been in effect since 1994 and will cause no gains to voters’ taxes. The monies are budgeted on a daily basis to purchase items that are used to ...

Giving thanks to the Community Improvement Corporation

Letters To The Editor

Giving thanks to the Community Improvement Corporation To the editor: May is Historic Preservation Month. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Community Improvement Corporation for agreeing to accept the Thompson Block from the county Land Bank. I also need to commend them for ...

Encouraging support of Beaver Local Levy

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Voters in the Beaver Local School District will see a renewal levy on the May 7 ballot that is critical to maintaining current programs and operations. It does not increase taxes. The 4.61-mill emergency operating levy would generate $1.2 million annually for five ...

Conservation funding should be certainty

Editorial

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 ...