Keeping Ohio elections honest


Virtually any time efforts are made to ensure elections are honest and fair, critics claim voters are being “disenfranchised.” But should everyone attempting to vote be permitted to do so? Of course not. Cannot Democrats, Republicans and independents agree that there have to be some ...

Rural areas need job programs, too


Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission has invested $2 billion in the state since 2003. This year, the statewide economic development initiative approved approximately $77 million to support tech startups. The lion’s share of that money is going to CincyTech in Cincinnati, JumpStart in Cleveland ...

We all must help in fight vs. suicide


We suspect it is no coincidence that the suicide rate in Ohio skyrocketed during the same period of time, 2007-2018, that the drug abuse epidemic was taking off. During that period, the number of suicides increased by 45 percent, according to a new report by the state Department of ...

Questions surround latest attack on base


Until they have answers, the top priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...

Politics finally take a back seat to action


After many weeks in which the U.S. House of Representatives has seemed preoccupied with Democrat lawmakers’ vendetta against President Donald Trump, action on a new trade agreement may finally be on the horizon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday announced her caucus has ...

On behalf of President Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For the past three and half years we have heard and read how the Democrats in the House of Representatives have dirt on our elected president, and how dirty and evil he is and deserves to be impeached. The Democrats have nothing that is an impeachable offense of this ...