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Opinion

Vigilance pays off at the polls

Editorials

It isn’t the massive vote fraud President Donald Trump insists occurred in the presidential election last fall, but problems identified by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted are serious. Husted has had people in his office checking the state’s Registered Voter Database, as he has done ...

Progress slow in school reform

Editorials

Results of an evaluation by the Governor’s Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency show many of Ohio’s public universities are not yet committed to the directive to cut wasteful spending and find new funding resources. To be fair, the 14 public universities in the Buckeye State have ...

Eco-bums

Letters to the Editor

Editor: No event more graphically illustrates the hypocrisy of the left than the recent protest in North Dakota of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. Initiated by the Sioux Indians, it attracted radicals funded by George Soros, the Southern Poverty Law Center and MoveOn.org. Most of them ...

No difference

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Since Roe vs. Wade, well over 58 million mothers have aborted. No wait, let’s tell it how it is, over 58 million mothers have murdered their child. An unborn child is not like a caterpillar; it is a beautiful, innocent human being, before and after birth. The only difference ...

Growing pains for drug court

Editorials

Compared to some of the 80 or so drug courts in Ohio, Hancock County’s is still in its infancy. Now at the end of its second year, it’s experiencing some setbacks that are not unusual with specialty courts that aim high. One goal is to help people break the bond of addiction and detour ...

Fighting the good fight against food stamp fraud

Editorials

Legislation announced earlier this month by two Ohio legislators and Ohio Auditor David Yost could help curb food stamp fraud and aid in the battle against drug abuse. Yost and state Rep. Tim Schaffer and state Sen. Matt Huffman propose putting photo IDs on the Ohio Access card which is used ...

NATO support cuts both ways

Editorials

Why should Americans pay more to defend our European allies than taxpayers in most of their countries are willing to bear? That — not whether Washington should abandon NATO to the not-so-tender mercies of Russian leader Vladimir Putin — is the question President Donald Trump has been ...

U.S. needs a creative thinker

Editorials

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, named by President Donald Trump to be his new national security adviser, has been described as “a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker.” That is precisely what the nation needs. McMaster replaces Gen. Mike Flynn, who lost his job because ...

The business of government

Editorials

Former President Barack Obama is infamous for his claim that, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” He might well have added, “and we in Washington will be more than happy to tear it down.” Obama was attempting to give government the credit for America’s free ...

Vice president deserves better

Editorials

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. Roosevelt had kept him in the ...