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Opinion

Honoring Dr. King and a wish for unity among us

Editorials

During the past few years, it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. Example: allegations that some law enforcement officers and agencies treat African-Americans differently than whites have brought to the surface complaints that had simmered for ...

Americans are owed a complete Senate trail

Editorials

With the ball in the U.S. Senate’s court regarding an impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, a rather strange debate is occurring among some senators: Should there even be a trial? What are they thinking? After several days of sitting on articles of impeachment approved by Democrat ...

Lock this predator up for as long as possible

Editorials

Even if he serves the full 42 years in prison that may be imposed for his crimes, Nicholas Cochran could be a threat to society once he is discharged. He is only 28 years old. Cochran, of Lima, Ohio, has pleaded guilty to charges including sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl. A plea ...

Upset with the health care system in our country

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m writing to set the record straight. I’ve about had it with all the backlash President Trump has taken. He tried to get Obamacare repealed but got all kinds of flack about it. There has been so much damage done by Obamacare and all you have is a bunch of blowhards ...

Will Iranian leaders accept peace gesture?

Editorials

Iran’s leaders accomplished what they needed to do last week, with a major rocket attack on two areas in Iraq where U.S. troops were housed. They were able to tell their own people they would not allow the “great Satan” — the United States — to push them around. Scores of U.S. ...

Will Iranian leaders accept peace gesture?

Editorials

Iran’s leaders accomplished what they needed to do last week, with a major rocket attack on two areas in Iraq where U.S. troops were housed. They were able to tell their own people they would not allow the “great Satan” — the United States — to push them around. Scores of U.S. ...

Providing health insurance for kids

Editorials

It appears there are more avenues than ever for states to ensure as many children as possible are covered by health insurance. So why were nearly 12,000 fewer Ohio youngsters covered in 2018 than in 2016? Gov. Mike DeWine is among those disturbed by the report, published in the Columbus ...

How big should government be?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The size of government can vary to almost any degree. The kings of old had total ownership and power over absolutely everything as does a modern day dictator. This may be efficient for a small group if the dictator is rational and benevolent. But most modern-day countries are ...

Parents must supervise their kids more closely

Editorials

Should parents need any more reminders they ought to know where their children are, both physical and online, the Cincinnati Police Department can provide one. Recently, Northgate Mall in suburban Cincinnati had to be shut down on what should have been one of its busiest days of the season. ...

Party labels should be kept off judicial ballots

Editorials

Ohioans should vote for the best people to serve them in the judiciary, not for the political party they prefer. The state’s system of nonpartisan elections for judges and state Supreme Court justices is a step in that direction. Some in the General Assembly think Ohio ought to take a step ...