Opinion

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 ...

The greats played in Steubenville

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Duke Ellington played in Steubenville? Yes, he did. So I thought that since Black History Month started on Thursday, I would like to take a trip back to the jazz, swing and big band sound that was the Duke Ellington Orchestra. It was a Saturday, March 27, 1943, and there is no ...

Black History Month offers chance to learn

Editorials

Black History Month 2018 calls to attention those men and women who, despite segregation and derision from fellow countrymen, chose to serve in the cause of freedom as Americans. “African Americans in Times of War” is the theme from the Association for the Study of African-American Life ...

Enough is enough

Letters to the Editor

As time goes by in Trumpworld, it becomes increasingly difficult to pick a scandal to write about, since there are so many choices. I have decided to lightly cover just a few before getting to the biggest ones. I could have taken any number of them from the book “Fire and Fury,” but ...

Trying to make some sense

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The only way to make any sense in what’s going on in the world is to deal with it in one paragraph thoughts, something like tweets. Surprise, surprise, Trump gave a great State of the Union address. But, oh, oh, here we go with the but. The American dream part was ...

Drug overdose could become a legal choice for some

Local Columns

This year, for the first time, the Ohio Legislature will be considering a bill that would transform the crime of assisted suicide into a “medical treatment.” The Ohio bill, SB 249, if passed, would permit a doctor to prescribe “aid-in-dying medication” to end the life of a patient ...

Lessons that can last a lifetime

Editorials

If you are looking for examples of teamwork and dedication, you will find them on display today at the Fort Steuben Mall, when the Two Chiefs District of the Boy Scouts of America holds its annual Pinewood Derby. It’s a tradition that can be traced to 1953, and in the 65 years that have ...

Pro-birth, not pro-life

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It seems that many Republicans are only pro-birth, rather than pro-life. It’s ironic that so many who are anti-choice, claim their Christian faith is what motivates their fervent opposition to a woman’s right to control her own body. Jesus was all about compassion, ...