Opinion

Solution to DACA concerns is there

Editorials

Liberals have wasted no opportunity to accuse President Donald Trump of wanting to deport hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in the “dreamer” category. They are people who came here as children; many know no other life than that in America. One wonders what the president has to ...

Complexities of the swamp

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: What? The good guys are the bad guys? How can this be? In the USA good guys wear white hats and safeguard our rights. But what have we recently learned? Corrupt officials in the Obama Justice Department and the FBI conspired and then lied to the FISA court to obtain ...

We’re ready to go for the gold

Editorials

Beginning tonight, billions of eyes will turn toward Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the 2018 Winter Olympics get under way. In the coming weeks, athletes from around the world will compete for glory and honor, representing their home countries in a variety of competitions in an effort to ...

State should get its money back

Editorials

Ohio education officials say they have “other options” for recovering the $80 million owed to the state by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, now that the online charter school has shut down. For months, the state Department of Education had been deducting money from state funding for ...

Reform increases cracker prospect

Editorials

Many area residents have had their fingers crossed for so many months that we wonder whether there is a possibility of permanent damage to their hands. Just kidding, but you probably know where we’re headed: the ethane cracker plant. Prospects for PTT Global Chemical to build the plant in ...

Infrastructure plan could be great help

Editorials

In terms of our everyday lives, the most important thing President Donald Trump said during his State of the Union speech Tuesday was to call on Congress to approve a campaign to restore and improve the nation’s infrastructure. We drive potholed roads and cross rusty bridges every day. We ...

Purse sympathizers are in my midst

Local Columns

Purse sympathizers are everywhere. This I realized on several errand outings this past week and via calls and e-mails, all in response to last Sunday’s column about my ongoing love-hate relationship with “pocketbooks.” This is a name I’ve never understood, incidentally. No purse ...

Some progress to report

Local Columns

One of the easiest things to do when groups gather is to talk about the bad things that are happening in our area. You’re likely hear discussions on a wide range of topics, from a lack of economic growth, to crumbling infrastructure to a drug problem that no one can get a handle ...

Promises remain unkept

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As President Trump has communicated that he accepts absolutely no culpability in the most recent unfortunate shutdown of our federal government, I refer back to the shutdown of our government in 2013 under the Obama presidency, when Trump then stated that such was indeed the ...

It is time for us to march into the future

Local Columns

Another year has passed, and I think with great pride and joy regarding my heritage as a black woman. There have been countless people who have weathered the storm, through great pain and suffering, for the purpose of equal justice. Slavery began in 1619, and African and African-American ...