Opinion

Let Keystone project proceed

Editorials

Among the most blatantly political of President Barack Obama’s actions has been blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Upon taking office, President-elect Donald Trump should change that. Designed to bring Canadian oil to the United States, the pipeline has been under review ...

Gitmo should not be shuttered

Editorials

In anticipation of the end of his presidency, Barack Obama has accelerated an initiative to empty the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and shut it down. Not long after he took office, Obama announced he would keep a campaign promise to close the center. In one of the most ...

Crack down on sanctuary cities

Editorials

If you are a school district that refuses to allow students to use the restroom of their choosing, you could be in big trouble. Your federal funding could be reduced or eliminated. But if you are a city proclaiming to illegal immigrants that you will help them dodge federal law, no ...

The terrorists were watching

Editorials

Leaders of other countries were not the only people overseas watching the U.S. presidential election last week. Many of them are concerned with maintaining good, if not friendly, relations with us. But others monitoring our leadership have no such desire. All they want to do is kill as ...

Time for election signs to go

Editorials

Let us hope the energy displayed by candidates for office and their supporters in placing the thousands of campaign signs that litter our area is matched by their speed in removing them. It has been impossible for weeks to travel anywhere without having one’s eyes assaulted by placards ...

Trump’s message was clear

Editorials

Donald Trump’s message can be summed up by something he said in May, regarding his pledge to erect a barrier to block illegal immigration across our southern border. Asked about the Mexican president’s dismissive comment regarding the plan, Trump said this: “The wall just got 10 ...

VA demands Trump’s attention

Editorials

President-elect Donald Trump has made many promises during the more than a year he has been campaigning. He may have been reminded of one on Friday. It was Veterans Day, an annual observance during which we Americans pause to remind ourselves of the many sacrifices made by those who have ...

Negley’s danger

Letters to the Editor

Editor: In September a lawsuit was presented to Common Pleas Court regarding the fact that human body parts were in the debris dumped in the landfill above Negley. Negley’s source of drinking water is in a direct line below the dump. The geological drainage runs south toward the ...

Franklin’s words still ring true

Editorials

Throughout the nation, approximately half of the people who had hoped to be elected to public office on Tuesday have been disappointed. So have their supporters. The aftermath of any election calls for a period of reconciliation. By their very nature, political campaigns aggravate the ...

Thank a veteran today

Editorials

The celebration of Veterans Day, which we mark today, began on Nov. 11, 1918 on what was originally known as Armistice Day. It was the celebration of the end of World War I — “the war to end all wars.” Since “the war to end all wars,” however, Americans have been involved in ...