Editorial

President right to issue warnings

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...

End partisan obstructionism

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was appropriate. But ...

Keep signs off state property

Periodically, we Americans have to contend with our own modern version of the biblical plagues in ancient Egypt. But instead of being invaded by frogs or locusts, we have to endure a plague of political campaign signs. They are everywhere — including some places they are not supposed to be ...

Stamping out fraud in Ohio

Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Special Investigations Department has done some difficult work this year to uncover more than $60 million in workers’ compensation fraud in the state. In fact, there were 298 closed employer fraud cases with a savings of $8.7 million, 54 health ...

Ohio, W.Va. need to help Florida

Florida’s panhandle has been hit by what Gov. Rick Scott describes as “an absolute monster” of a hurricane. The full extent of the devastation and loss of life remains to be determined. Ohio and West Virginia needs to provide whatever help is within their power. Because Florida is a ...

Journalism matters today and every day

This is National Newspaper Week, observed annually for 78 years in our country. The theme for 2018 is “Journalism matters — now more than ever.” Journalism does matter. Fact-finders, reporters, questioners — they matter precisely because too many in positions of power wish they did ...

Absentee voting available

For many Ohioans, the Nov. 6 election will be more important in many ways than if Buckeye State voters were helping to elect a president. Both on local candidates and issues and those affecting the entire state, critical decisions need to be made at the polls. It is not difficult these days ...

North Korean cyberwarfare is concerning

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether Kim will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...

Issue 1 terrible idea for Ohio

Some rich advocates of legalizing killer drugs apparently think Ohioans are suckers for a slick propaganda campaign. But the vast majority of voters are too thoughtful to fall for arguments on behalf of Issue 1 on the Nov. 6 election ballot. One thing many Buckeye State voters understand is ...

Awareness slows breast cancer rates

Once again this year, October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This nationwide initiative, created by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, is intended to bring awareness and support to those women and men (who, albeit rare, also can contract the disease) impacted by breast ...