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Trump's speech: Candidate says he will seek to improve law and order

It was Donald Trump's big moment, and he sought to make the most of it. In accepting the Republican nomination for president Thursday night in Cleveland, Trump painted himself as the candidate who will return law and order to America...

WATCH redux: Wayne commissioners should reconsider program funding

Wayne County commissioners are being asked once again to consider allocating more money to the WATCH health clinic than they approved in the current year's budget. We have said it before, and we will say it again -- it...

Opportunity: Acceptance speech is chance for Trump to show his depth

Donald Trump has an opportunity Thursday to show the nation that he is truly made of presidential timber. Trump, who has been finally nominated to be the Republican Party's candidate for president, will make his acceptance speech on Thursday night....

End discord: Republicans need to get behind their nominee

The floor battle Monday at the Republican National Convention was something that pundits had predicted for months. Many delegates apparently are still in opposition to the nomination of Donald Trump as the party's presidential candidate. So it came as no...

Pence: Trump chose wisely in picking his running mate

Donald Trump did both himself and the American people a favor when he chose Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Pence is a down-to-earth man with strong Christian principles and a solid track record as governor of Indiana....

Milestone: Agricultural and convention center finally to become a reality

Wayne County marked a milestone in the county's history Thursday as ground was broken for an agricultural and convention center. For decades, county leaders have talked about building such a facility, one that could accommodate large meetings and events and...

Leader gone: Maxwell leaves a legacy of hard work and service

Wayne County lost one of its leading businessmen this week with the passing of Louis Maxwell. Maxwell, who helped build a family-owned milling company into one of the nation's leading livestock producing conglomerates, died Sunday. He will be missed greatly....

Common cause: Other states feel as we do about transgender directive

The word that 10 other states have joined North Carolina and other states in suing the federal government over the right to decide what public restrooms transgender people can use comes as welcome news. We had begun to think we...

Thank a cop: Law enforcement officers deserve our support

In the wake of the slaying of five police officers in Dallas last week there has been much talk of the role of law enforcement officers in our society. And there has also been an outpouring of support for officers...

Justice: Slayings of police officers call for strongest penalty possible

The killing of five police officers in Dallas is a heinous crime that boggles the mind. We cannot understand why anyone would take someone else's life, much less the lives of five others who have sworn to protect the...

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