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Totality: Celestial event offers a needed perspective

It should be clear today when the moon blots out the sun. Many who live in or near the path of totality will stop everything, even putting their phones down momentarily to look up, or down at a piece of...

UPS delivers: Generosity means school's pupils can start term well-supplied

Sometimes a need goes unnoticed. Or it can be assumed other agencies or services are doing as much as can be done. But once in a while a person or group catches wind of something in the community in which...

No waiting: On domestic terrorism, a leader must not waste words -- or time

We endorsed Donald Trump and have supported much of his agenda despite the feeding frenzy that has come to encircle the president wherever he goes. Some days it is harder than others to defend him. Many of our readers have...

No oversight: County elections board graciously opts not to add to confusion

Doug Wiggins, Jimmy Hull and Bridget Cowan deserve this county's gratitude. All three have volunteered to stay on as members of the Wayne County Board of Elections and are working toward facilitating the upcoming municipal and sanitary districts elections. Why...

Side by side: A meaningful education has to include diversity

Years of allowing transfers from one district to another only account for some of what is facing the Wayne County Public Schools system as it gears up to tackle redistricting. Other contributing factors are no doubt economic, academic and geographic....

For what? As demonstration turns deadly, the only winner is intolerance

Once again the eyes of this nation's people are forced to look upon, and then away from, a city where a gathering of its own people seeking to exercise their rights has descended into violence. Too often in hindsight we...

The back burner: Market stumbles as Trump's war of words with North Korea heats up

A wise man once said that to win a war, strike where the enemy isn't. Perhaps that was Sun Tzu in "The Art of War," or maybe it was Jamie Lannister in a recent episode of "Game of Thrones." Either...

Too fiery, too furious: The president's comments to North Korea incite rather than deter

Donald Trump's comments from behind a conference table at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, put the world, and more notably their intended target -- North Korea -- on high alert Tuesday night. The president cautioned the nuclear-capable nation...

Sunday brunch: Council's decision on alcohol allows consumers a choice

We believe in free enterprise. Business ought to be as free from regulation as is responsible, save for when it comes to the reasonable protection of consumers, workers and the environment. Yet, we understand the philosophical and moral differences surrounding...

A fight: Melee outside a store leaves questions for a community to grapple with

By now, many of you will have seen the Facebook Live video circulating on the web displaying a brawl outside the Circle K on Wayne Memorial Drive early Saturday morning. It was even shared on our Facebook page a couple...

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