Editorials

Conservation funding should be certainty

Among the most important federal programs very few people have heard of is the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Ensuring it has enough money is the proverbial no-brainer. Doing so will require action by Congress and approval by President Donald Trump, however. Lawmakers and the president ...

Make Ohio enticing to big businesses too

Ohio state Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, is excited about the record number of new businesses being established in our statemore than 13,700 new filings in March alone. That is part of a long trend of increases in new business filings, for which Obhof hopes to give credit to tax cuts ...

Day of Prayer provides opportunity for reflection

Americans of all faiths will quietly observe and some will gather in public places today to participate in the National Day of Prayer. Held on the first Thursday of May, the event has been set aside as a day to ask for the help of a higher power for our communities, our states and our nation. ...

Prom season brings reminder to be cautious

Preparations have long been under way for this year’s proms, as area high schoolers are anticipating a truly memorable evening. We hope each and every student has a magical night of friends and fun to long remember, as they don formal attire and head off to area auditoriums and gymnasiums, ...

Brown’s words full of divisiveness

During his visit to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station last week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was touting the Democratic talking points by blasting away at President Donald Trump’s attempt to find border wall funding. Brown called the president’s latest proposal to redirect federal ...

Ohio should pass teen driving bill

It has been said that really good moms and dads work hard to be excellent parents — not their children’s best friends. In other words, they do what is best for the youngsters, even if that does not please them. Those who make our laws should adopt the same approach. A bill pending in ...

Earth Day should be a reminder to us all

The year 1970 was eventful. Consider some notable happenings: — President Nixon ordered U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, which widened the Vietnam War. His decision ignited nationwide riots which led to the Kent State shootings and four dead students and others injured. — A ...

Notre Dame loss so much more than timber and stone

Committed Christians believe in an all-powerful God whose majesty and beauty cannot be comprehended, much less matched. Yet on rare occasions, humans are moved to incredible feats of creation as testaments of the depth of their faith. More than 850 years ago, on an island in the Seine River ...

Have a very happy and joyous Easter weekend

Good morning and a very glorious and happy Easter weekend to all of you. It is a very special time for sure. We would like to acknowledge the social groups, businesses and churches holding or having already held special events like egg hunts and related activities for children. For different ...

Lawmakers will have to make tough cuts

Ohio lawmakers have a tough job on their hands, as Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget proposals exceed mandatory spending growth limits and must be cut. Budget advisers also are expecting revenue collection to be lower than DeWine anticipated. There are a lot of good, necessary spending projects in ...