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Opinion

Vaping dangers should be obvious

Editorials

How it is that few in government regulatory agencies thought to question the safety of a new nicotine delivery system four years ago is a question that needs to be answered. For now, however, reversing what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling “the youth nicotine epidemic” needs ...

Keep working toward energy independence

Editorials

Officials in Saudi Arabia have said damage from an attack on oil production facilities last weekend is being repaired quickly. By Wednesday, about half the production capacity affected had been restored. Still, the interruption in exports from the oil-rich kingdom ought to serve as a reminder ...

Trump right in rejecting talks with the Taliban

Editorials

Leaders of the quasi-terrorist organization known as the Taliban had every reason to believe their strategy of shedding blood to prod Americans into pulling out of Afghanistan would work. It has in the past, for both Islamic extremists and others. Not this time. President Donald Trump had ...

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 ...