Editorial

Guard against internet perils

West Virginia residents who shook their heads in disgust at the arrest of Jared Fogle on charges of, among other things, possession of child pornography, may be surprised to learn that in the Mountain State, the number of arrests for either child pornography or online solicitation has been ...

Helping victims of legal gambling

Ohio officials are beginning to tackle one of the problems bound to intensify as the state expands its involvement with gambling. A "Be the 95%" campaign launched this week is intended to keep residents of the Buckeye State from becoming part of the five percent of citizens who are struggling ...

Revamp subsidized housing program

Perhaps you have done well during the past few years. When you got married, you and your spouse didn't have two dimes to rub together. Your low family income qualified you easily for government-subsidized housing.Then both of you worked hard and moved up. Regular pay raises boosted your income. ...

Sex predators, drugs linked

An increase in the number of arrests for certain sex crimes involving children in West Virginia may have multiple causes. One of them is that law enforcement agencies have become far better at finding and apprehending predators who use the Internet.But a spike in arrests for child pornography ...

Spill can’t be allowed to happen again

Less than two years after it occurred, matters regarding the chemical spill in West Virginia have been wrapped up.The last loose end from the January 2014 spill that tainted water used by about 300,000 people was disposed of this past week. Freedom Industries President Gary Southern pleaded ...

Could child’s death have been prevented?

No one but Brittany Pilkington should be blamed for the murder of her three young sons, Logan County, Ohio, Prosecuting Attorney William Goslee emphasized Wednesday. She and she alone bears the responsibility, he said after charges were filed against Pilkington, 23.If Pilkington, of ...

Devil’s in the details of new EPA rules

Surely Americans are not naive and trusting enough, regardless of our political allegiances, to believe that, in effect, two plus two equals three. Yet President Barack Obama asks us - nay, demands - to do just that.In announcing new Environmental Protection Agency rules clearly designed to ...

Motorists reminded to be aware of children, buses

Many public school systems are beginning classes earlier than in the past, to ensure "snow days" later on do not cut into the minimum numbers of classroom days required for students. Students, parents and educators have to adjust to the new schedules.Motorists do, too. When classes are in ...

Construction bid process a mess

It is easy to understand why officials of a construction company who thought they had landed a lucrative state contract, only to have that decision rescinded in favor of another firm, are angry about the situation.It also is easy to see the latter firm's point, that it submitted the low bid and ...

Many workplaces violate smoke free law, ignore fines

Ohio has made admirable progress in keeping workplaces free of cigar and cigarette smoke. Since 2006, the Smoke Free Workplace Act has banned smoking in public spaces and workplaces. For the most part, businesses have fallen in line, not only doing what is right for the health of employees and ...