Opinion

A surer sign of spring

Local Columns

It seems improbable, with everything going on around us, to reach a consensus on too many things these days. And that’s what made this year’s Groundhog Day a little more impressive. Woodchucks in our region and beyond came to the same conclusion when they emerged from their burrows on ...

Going around the mulberry bush again

Local Columns

We’re going around and around the Valentine’s Day mulberry bush once again this year. Wednesday is the big day, with Valentine’s Day falling on Ash Wednesday this year, so I guess fish is a good thing to figure for dinner. That’s probably a given. But what about that special gift ...

SpaceX launch shows promise

Editorials

Inadvertently, former President Barack Obama has provided Americans with a reminder that the “you didn’t do that” private sector often does things much better than big government. Obama presided over severe cutbacks in the nation’s space exploration program. The meltdown was so severe ...

Tax cut a good thing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have been a small business owner since 1991, and I am glad that Congress and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson finally passed a long-overdue tax bill. This tax reform will not only help individuals, but, hopefully, it will boost our economy locally and as a nation. High taxes are a ...

Compassion or control?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It appears that we live daily more and more the words of George Orwell, “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them,” or rather, people who think they are intellectuals. Arguments, such as those separating being pro-birth from being pro-life, imply a ...

Guest column/Civil Rights Act of 1964 remains important

Local Columns

One of the most significant, prestigious and major pieces of legislation passed by Congress during the 20th century was the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President John F. Kennedy proposed the legislation. He was assassinated before the bill could be enacted, but President Lyndon Johnson pushed it ...

Questions about highway patrol

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Ohio State Highway Patrol seems to be trying to infuse itself into city’s law enforcement. The patrol derives its powers and duties from section 5503 of the Ohio Revised Code. This section states that the only time the patrol has any duties inside a city that has its own ...

American citizens are dreamers, too

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Dennis Milko’s Jan. 14, letter, “Change up the Kool-Aid,” complains the Herald-Star is one-sided in it’s political view and continually slams Obama. Would the writer rather the paper be more like the New York Times or Washington Post, with their non-biased, objective ...

Be wary of choices you make

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Feb. 3, readers were exposed to a pro-abortion polemic that regurgitated all the fallacious claims of the Planned Parenthood apologists (“Pro-birth, not pro-life.”) Refutation of this twisted propaganda in support of an inherent evil must be taken claim by ...

F.A.I.T.H in the system

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a Democrat and a person with a heart, I (and 70 percent of Americans, according to a recent CBS poll) want to see DACA extended, and for the creation of a path to citizenship for the roughly 3.6 million undocumented immigrants who are estimated to have been raised here since ...