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Editorials

The growing Trumpism crisis is a real problem

Trumpism is in crisis. This isn’t a function of poll numbers, or any melodrama of the past months, but something more fundamental: No officeholder in Washington seems to understand President Donald Trump’s populism or have a cogent theory of how to effect it in practice, including the ...

A look at the men running for Illinois governor

CHICAGO (AP) — A billionaire businessman’s announcement that he’s running for Illinois governor in 2018 means there will be at least three candidates in the race who have enormous personal wealth. Democrat J.B. Pritzker on Thursday jumped into the contest to try to unseat Illinois’ ...

Pool a plus

We are pleased to see the Purple City preparing to make the summer months a fun time for local children and families. City crews were spotted this week, working to repair a main waterline that feeds the pool. Built in the 1930s, the line has broken more than once, but according to Martins ...

Water plan has merit

A state lawmaker from the local area is working to ensure Ohioans have access to something we all need — safe, clean water. Ohio Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, introduced a plan to leverage $1 billion from the Budget Stabilization Fund, or “Rainy Day Fund,” to help communities update water ...

Walk to better health

Today seems like a great day to take a walk. The weather is expected to be just right for some outdoor spring activity. Forecasters predicted a high in the upper 60s with sun and some clouds. But the weather isn’t the only reason to get out and get moving. Today is actually National ...

Welcome overdue

A group of about two dozen men stood in front of the Belmont County Courthouse on a rainy day last week, receiving some long overdue recognition. Each of those men played a role of one type or another in the Vietnam War. Some of them served on the front lines in the Vietnamese jungle. Others ...