Editorial

Get out and vote

No doubt you will be going to the polls today if you are a registered voter who has not yet cast a ballot through one of the early voting systems in Ohio. Right? You understand how important this year’s general election is, regardless of where you live, of course. So you will be voting, ...

DeWine right choice for Ohio governor

It became apparent during the 2016 presidential election that many Ohioans are fed up with traditional politics and are ready to embrace government outsiders. But one longtime insider earned Buckeye State residents’ trust. He is state Attorney General Mike DeWine, a Republican who is ...

Look at the two-year W.Va. colleges, too

During their one-on-one exchange during a candidate forum last week, state Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, and his Democrat challenger, William Ihlenfeld, disagreed on a multitude of issues. On one thing they were in solid, unqualified agreement, however: State officials need to ...

Enrollees need assistance with insurance policy

The tens of thousands of working and retired West Virginia public employees concerned about the cost of medicines need to know more about how their insurance program can help, it was said this week. Interestingly, the comment came from a member of the Public Employees Insurance Agency finance ...

Take care of yourself this season

It’s that time of year again — cold, flu, seasonal allergies ... the “crud.” It seems as though there is constantly something going around, whether at school, work, church, or even within families. As always during this season, there are a few things a person can do to reduce the ...

Getting more out to vote in West Virginia

Election officials in some states are being accused of “voter suppression” for attempting to clean up outdated registration lists. You probably can guess that Republican officials are targets of such claims. They just won’t stick in West Virginia, where Secretary of State Mac Warner ...

Re-elect Johnson to Congress

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) has been more than a congressman from East Ohio. Since he took office in 2011, Johnson has proved to be the representative for his constituents — and very frequently, among them. In contrast to some lawmakers who begin to think of Washington as home and their ...

Consider limits on teen drivers

Two Ohio legislators want to set new limits on young motorists. They would increase the length of time new drivers are required to operate under permits rather than full licenses. Currently, drivers under 18 are required to hold instruction permits for six months. A bill sponsored by state ...

Warranted to spend drug funds quickly

Often, the prudent way for a state to spend federal grant money is to disburse it sparingly, for two reasons. First, ensuring the money is being spent effectively is important. Second, not running out of funds before the grant period ends is a consideration. Ohio officials deserve praise ...

Pursue research on e-cigarettes

Tobacco is hazardous to our health. We have known that for many years. Finally, it seems the message about cigarettes, snuff and other traditional methods of consuming nicotine has gotten through to many young people. So they have turned to “vaping” — that is, using e-cigarettes that ...