Opinion

Events a plus for our area

Local Columns

Big community events that are centered around the Christmas holiday always have had a couple of big things behind them. First, of course, is to ensure that the spirit of the holiday remains alive from generation to generation in a format that can bring people from all parts of the community ...

Let’s get some real tax relief

Editorials

Is it possible to have a tax cut worse than no tax cut? It may be. Leave it to Congress to find a way to make Americans look a gift horse in the mouth. Republican leaders in the Senate are scrambling to ensure they can muster a majority when their chamber votes on a tax reform bill, sometime ...

Thanks for help with veterans’ drive

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of myself, the staff and Millsop Community Center, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the clothing drive for the veterans and their families. It was another successful drive. Even though it was for one week in October, we are keeping the drive open ...

Guest column/Rigorous training would make driving safer

Local Columns

The Ohio folks responsible for safety and speed on our interstates are barking up the wrong tree. It’s politics — I understand. I guess “it shows we’re doing something.” Let me explain — I personally drive regularly at average speeds of 120 mph, sometimes even higher, on a dry sunny ...

Kratom linked to deaths

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The opioid epidemic is real and is at its worst in our own Tri-State Area backyard. It is worrisome that there is a product — not under FDA regulation — that claims to have substantial benefits and nevertheless demonstrates substantial risks. This is a plant commonly found ...

Politics are behind allegations

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Abusing women of any age is wrong and should not happen, and no one should be falsely accused and convicted without evidence in a courtroom or by the kangaroo court we call the media. If we are going to start convicting people with public opinion, freedom is lost ...

Joseph McCarthy is laughing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: So, now it’s Matt Lauer. It’s becoming apparent that the American left lives in glass houses within which are, it seems, huge piles of stones. When Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, big-time liberal Democrat elbow-rubber, mover and shaker — and otherwise known as ...

Buckeye Local worth fighting for

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Buckeye Local School District is worth fighting for. On the heels of another failed levy, and on the brink of decisions being made concerning serious cuts to our district, I have some things to say to a few people. To the parents, if you live in Buckeye Local, send your ...

Guest column/Coping with opportunity, challenges of tourism

Local Columns

The phrase “the world is flat” is now part of today’s lexicon. In an interview given more than a decade ago, journalist and author Thomas L. Friedman, explained how he came up with the idea and wording. “I was in India interviewing Nandan Nilekani at Infosys. And he said to me, ...

Region needs help in battle on drugs

Editorials

Remember when training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver were the big things in health care? When automatic external defibrilators and first aid kits were the in-demand equipment? You don’t hear as much about them as you did for years. Something new, naloxone and ...