Editorial

Charge those who knew of crimes

Larry Nassar deserves all the punishment the courts can pile on him. The former sports doctor is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. Equally as despicable are those who knew something was amiss but failed to stop Nassar from sexually assaulting hundreds of college and Olympic ...

Ensure thrill rides are safe

Last year, during the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, a thrill ride, the Fire Ball, broke apart. Several people were injured. An 18-year-old man was killed. The previous year, a water park in Kansas unveiled a 17-story water slide. A raft carrying a 10-year-old boy down it went airborne. An ...

Keep teens safe on prom night

Glamorous gowns have been picked out. Tuxedo rental agreements have been signed. Limousines have been lined up by some. And yes, the flowers have been ordered. It is prom season. The big night will be a highlight of many of their young lives. They should have many more enjoyable times to ...

Judge should order CEO’s deposition to move forward

It really is no surprise that the head of McKesson Corp. does not want to talk on the record to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. One wonders how he could explain the firm’s actions in contributing to the opioid abuse epidemic in our state. How, for example, might McKesson ...

Free speech still secure in Ohio

It is easy to understand why Ohio’s internet harassment law was challenged by a liberal group, a conservative organization and a freelance political reporter. Huh? What on earth would bring such a diverse coalition together? Concern about freedom of speech. It is not at all difficult to ...

Resource officers can save lives

Unless we can find better ways to keep armed people bent on violence out of our schools, the only way to protect our children and grandchildren is to ensure someone can fight back. A tragedy Tuesday at a Maryland high school reinforced the point. Just as classes were getting underway at Great ...

Emphasize ways to help addicts

President Donald Trump’s suggestion that some especially evil traffickers in illegal drugs may deserve the death penalty got the headlines this week. But other aspects of his initiative against substance abuse, unveiled Monday in New Hampshire, deserve more attention. Buried several lines ...

Continue to clean up the bureaucracy

His days as U.S. secretary of state near at end, Rex Tillerson knows full well when President Donald Trump ousted him. The two men simply did not get along. And in some ways, Tillerson was just too diplomatic for the president’s taste. But in a way, Tillerson’s departure is a victory for ...

Implement work rule for Medicaid

Any suggestion that recipients of public assistance bear some responsibility for their own well being is resisted fiercely by many liberals. It is more important than ever, however, as the big-government crowd seeks to expand the number of people who rely on taxpayers. Now Ohio officials are ...

Check those detectors?

We are a week removed from moving our clocks one hour ahead as daylight saving time has returned. While that means we will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities, it also represents one of the two good times during the year to follow a routine of checking the batteries in ...