Opinion

Ms. Terri driving

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I have had the privilege over the past several decades to travel on daily errands, such as banking or grocery shopping, through a beautiful state park. This includes crossing a federally declared wild and scenic river. The views are simply stunning and the atmosphere natural and ...

No thanks

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Being first cousin to former Lisbon mayor Joe Morenz, I can tell you first hand that he dearly loves Lisbon and only wants the best for our town. I know that he would continue to fight to clean up and bring more business and therefore opportunity to Lisbon, but dealing with certain ...

Bring Mohammed to trial

Editorials

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may die of old age before ever being convicted of the horrific crime he masterminded nearly 17 years ago. Mohammed, captured in 2003, is accused of being the key planner of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America. Yet, though Mohammed, 53, has been in U.S. ...

Financial fairness in open enrollment

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Ohio’s open enrollment policy allows students to attend school in a district other than where they live. Local districts retain the right to decide whether or not they will open their doors to students outside of their community. As school funding fluctuates, many districts see open ...

Warren spreads the hate

Editorials

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Bring all the veterans home

Editorials

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...

An open mind on Kavanaugh

Editorials

Perhaps with a bit of egg on their faces because of what U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin did last week, his fellow Democrats in the Senate have altered their tactics regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They will stop shunning Kavanaugh, as they have done quite literally, top Senate ...

Good choice for science post

Editorials

Government policy ought to be guided by solid science, not political correctness. That seems obvious, and President Donald Trump appears to agree. Last week, he nominated Uni1versity of Oklahoma meteorology professor Kelvin Droegemeier to head the White House Office of Science and Technology ...

No link to fires, climate change

Editorials

With destructive, deadly wildfires in California making both headlines and dramatic pictures, expect a new round of claims that climate change is to blame. But if there is a link between global warming and wildfires, it is a negative one. Solid, scientific research indicates the area burned ...

Time to end the Russia probe?

Editorials

For more than a year, special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Since then, as has occurred previously in special counsel probes, Mueller and his staff have branched out. Wrongdoing not connected directly to the election has been ...