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Opinion

Episode drives home 2nd Amendment value

Editorials

An attack last week just up the road in Warren by a would-be purse snatcher is the perfect example of how pistol-packing law-abiding citizens are able to protect themselves. A Willard Avenue woman told a reporter for our sister newspaper, The Tribune Chronicle, she “prayed I never had to” ...

Trump plan for mortgage companies could be bad

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is right to be concerned about a proposal to privatize two mortgage industry giants that have been under federal control for about a decade. But Brown, D-Ohio, may be missing the big picture. Before the so-called “subprime mortgage crisis” several years ago, two ...

October is National Domestic Violence Month

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time of unity to connect victims, advocates, and allies across the country. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes — ...

Show support for Chinese protesters

Editorials

Let us hope and pray the world is not about to witness something like what happened 30 years ago in Beijing. If it happens again, this time in Hong Kong, there will be absolutely nothing the United States or anyone else can do to stop it. During late spring and early summer in 1989, an ...

Temporary pause in purge is prudent

Editorials

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose indeed is required by law to oversee a cleanup of voter registration lists in the state’s 88 counties. However, reports of serious errors in the process suggest pausing it for a time may not be a bad idea. Some Democratic Party leaders, in a pattern seen ...

OVI checkpoints make roads safer

Editorials

Proven successful deterrents in the ongoing battle by law enforcement agencies against impaired drivers have been OVI checkpoints. The Ohio State Highway Patrol teams with regional law agencies to set up checkpoints throughout our area. They are periodically conducted at different spots at ...

Sanders’ climate plan not realistic

Editorials

One need not be a fan of fossil fuels or of reasonably priced electricity generated by them to roll one’s eyes at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ version of the “new green deal.” Sanders has released his “climate plan.” It envisions spending $16.3 trillion in ...

No plans yet to help coal miners

Editorials

Coal miners “are not my enemy. Workers in the fossil fuel industry are not my enemy,” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday. “Climate change is our enemy,” Sanders added. Like so many ultra-liberal politicians, Sanders wants ...

Rethink breaks for drug firms

Editorials

What is now public in the past two weeks, what these pharmaceutical companies have done, there can be no doubt in anyone’s mind that they are responsible. … There is no doubt that they knew these drugs were addictive; there is no doubt they lied to the public … for a long period of ...

Trying to crack down on robocalls

Editorials

How many times after your phone has rung have you looked at the caller ID, seen it was an in-state number, and answered — only to have a recorded voice offer you help in paying off your student loans? Welcome to ‘robocalls,” those annoying automated communications that at times seem to ...