The Repository, in the opinion of the STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) feeds Stark County negativity.
A week ago today an editorial writer at The Rep wrote an editorial that was not helpful to Stark County digging itself out of its economical/financial hole.
Stark County's commissioners have demonstrated to The Report that they want and facilitate public input on all matters. For the specific editorial writer to imply (by encouraging the commissioners to listen to Stark Countians in multiple ways) that such is not the case, is proof-positive that the writer and, perhaps, the whole body of the editorial room folks at The Rep are out-of-touch with how the commissioners relate to everyday Stark Countians.
Moreover, for editorialist to advocate for a "renewable" tax increase, if the commissioners decide to impose one, is the epitome of short sightedness. As The Report has said before, "Oh yes, improve 9-1-1 only to have it subject to being dismantled because the public will not vote for a renewal" (given Stark County's historical anti-tax attitude) is not having very much of a grip on Stark County's political realities.
The AKRON Beacon Journal - on the other hand - does get it and its editorial board does a splendid job articulating upon and supporting (as seen in the accompanying graphic which only has the first paragraph of the editorial) the "bold and creative local leader[ship] that Commissioner Todd Bosley has brought to the commissioners' office.
So it seems that for encouragement these days, Stark Countians ought to be going online to www.ohio.com rather that www.cantonrep.com.
That's how The Report sees it. How do you see it?