Opinion

We don’t need more of same

Editorials

Applications for unemployment benefits were up during the first week of September. Retail sales slumped in August. Manufacturing was down in many areas of the country.Despite the White House's touting of statistics chosen very selectively in an attempt to show the U.S. economy is recovering ...

Scapegoats

Letters to the Editor

Editor:In an "Our Opinion" editorial on Aug .21, editors argue to make property owners part of the meth solution. This reader agrees that heroin and meth "have become a scourge" that "plague even the quietest of neighborhoods." The problem is the editors recommend we scapegoat small business ...

Aid and comfort to the enemy

Editorials

It took just hours for the liberal political class to switch gears into reverse over the terrorist attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota during the weekend.At first, some resisted blaming the assaults on Islamic terrorism. But then, they realized they were dealing with an opportunity: ...

Start with our credibility

Editorials

The loud yawn you may have heard last week came from across the Pacific Ocean, in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was a reaction to a statement by President Barack Obama condemning North Korea's recent nuclear test.The United States will never accept North Korea as a nuclear power, Obama ...

Giving the panda a chance

Editorials

China's brutality in punishing criminals makes it easier for the government to enforce its will, of course. Still, Beijing deserves credit for a striking achievement in conservation.The giant panda, native to China, no longer is an endangered species, an international conservation group has ...

Be great

Letters to the Editor

Editor:How to make America great again:1. Learn the Star Spangled Banner. Sing it proudly, you are an American. Remove your hat and stand respectfully.2. Find a church in your neighborhood. Attend a church regularly. Join your prayers, joys and concerns with others.3. Volunteer a couple hours a ...

United against terrorism

Editorials

Among the most striking aspects of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks for many of us in the news media was how easy it was to get "local" stories about what happened.When the second airliner crashed into the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. that day, it became apparent to tens of millions of ...

No surprise: More waste by VA

Editorials

Members of Congress finally are showing some overdue concern about another outrage at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They are demanding an explanation for why a new VA hospital in the Denver area is costing taxpayers nearly $1.7 billion.The original estimate for the facility was ...

Why we published the photo

Editorials

From time to time, we are asked to explain decisions we make at this newspaper. We've been accused of holding conspiracy meetings or of operating so haphazardly that our newspaper is thrown together without any thought about the impact it makes each day.Nothing could be further from the truth. ...

LOOSE ENDS

Editorials

I thought a clarification may be in order after reading the comments of an East Liverpool official suggesting Gov. John Kasich was responsible for the city's loss of $1.2 million in state LGF funds.That loss did not occur under Kasich, who has been governor since 2011. It happened in 2002, when ...