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Opinion

Cut another gerrymander tie

Editorials

History ought to teach politicians that what goes around, comes around, at least when gerrymandering is involved. It is a lesson they never seem to absorb. Gerrymandering is the process of setting legislative district boundaries to favor certain political parties or candidates. The map of ...

Another fiasco for VA officials

Editorials

Is there no end to the dishonesty and shoddy treatment of those who served our country by bureaucrats at the Department of Veterans Affairs? Apparently not. In late February, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked VA officials about how long veterans were kept waiting for help at the ...

Move, but not too quickly

Editorials

East Palestine officials acted quickly to clear the way for a proposed facility to grow and process medical marijuana within the village. Council held a special meeting June 5 and unanimously passed a resolution allowing Pure Ohio LLC to construct and operate a facility at privately owned ...

Do the British even have a net?

Editorials

As more becomes known about the three Islamic terrorists who went on a killing spree last weekend in London, troubling questions are being raised about British authorities’ ability to anticipate and prevent such violence. British intelligence agencies were familiar with at least two of the ...

Terrorists are not soldiers

Editorials

Islamic terrorists who slaughtered seven people in London last week probably would have killed more had it not been for several courageous people who fought back. Their stories are illustrative of the extremists’ mindset. One hero in a pub saw all three knife-wielding brutes stabbing a ...

There was no pact to break

Editorials

Perhaps the most blatant bit of “fake news” making the rounds these days is a single word: “pact.” It is being used in reference to the Paris Climate Accords. President Donald Trump says he does not intend for the United States to comply with the agreement in Paris, signed by ...

Many reasons to reject Paris

Editorials

Some critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change sound much as if they are rubbing in former President Barack Obama’s success in the war against coal. Failure to comply with the Paris accords won’t bring back many ...

We should help the Philippines

Editorials

Our government should battle Islamic terrorists wherever they are, of course. But when they assault a people with whom we Americans have had a long friendship, our obligation becomes especially binding. Most terrorist attacks involve individuals or small groups of murderers. But a small army ...

Bet on a parachute for Griffin

Editorials

It is one thing to disagree with a president’s policies or to dislike his personality. It is quite another to engage in the hysteria — and that is the appropriate word — that some have directed against President Donald Trump. Led by some entertainers and politicians, a few critics of ...

Stonemetz golf may be at an end

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Twenty years ago, Jerry Bailey and Dale Snyder talked about doing something to help East Palestine Social Concern raise money. In 1998, the Stonemetz Golf Outing was started. In 2014, Dale passed away and Jerry continued the project, with some help from George Montgomery. Jerry ...