Charities in need of donations; give if you can
Even in normal times, there are a number of people in Butler County who struggle to put food on the table, buy clothes and other necessities or pay rent — but our current turbulent moment...
7/3/2020 Our Opinion 0 comments
Police reform bills good start, but not enough
There has been a nationwide clamor for reform of police policies and procedures following a spate of incidents stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
7/2/2020 Our Opinion 0 comments
Not too early for some schools to rethink mascots
It would be wise for a few of our local school districts to get a jump on the sure-to-come mandates to change the name of their school mascots and have plenty of time to make a good choice.
7/1/2020 Our Opinion 0 comments
Be smart, not selfish as COVID restrictions ease
Scary numbers and frightening pictures highlighted the news this weekend.
6/30/2020 Our Opinion 0 comments
Leaders act to ease financial burden caused by COVID
Butler County is facing an unprecedented moment in its history due to the coronavirus pandemic, but county leaders deserve credit for exploring ways to ease the financial pain some are experiencing.
6/29/2020 Our Opinion 0 comments
Grant to help homeless good news for county
The coronavirus and protests over the treatment of blacks by police departments have been at the forefront of the news for months now, pushing other important issues off newspaper pages and media...
6/26/2020 Our Opinion 0 comments
Kaepernick paid the price for his beliefs, paved way for nation
What a shock it was the day Colin Kaepernick decided to kneel during the national anthem.
6/25/2020 Our Opinion 0 comments
Counting mail-in votes early should be considered
State legislators are considering a bill that could prevent election day in November from being the disaster some expect it to be.
6/24/2020 Our Opinion 0 comments
When punishments don’t fit the crime
We are often asked what we think about someone’s health issues and a common response is, “My Dad never sent me to medical school, so my opinion isn’t worth much.”