Editorial

Giving our police quality training

Better training for Ohio police officers may help reduce unnecessary violence between them and members of the public. But merely dictating a certain number of hours of classes on specific topics, as the state is doing, will not be enough.Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced courses many ...

Dismissing our energy worries

If you are a West Virginian or Ohioan who read about the debate Tuesday among Democrat contenders for president, you may have wondered why not much was said about climate change, a critical issue for tens of millions of other Americans. Other than hearing former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ...

Watch for deer along our roads

Driving around the Tri-State Area this time of the year isn't good for both deer and vehicles.West Virginia again led the country in collisions involving deer and motor vehicles. Pennsylvania was ranked fourth. Ohio isn't that far behind.The odds of a Mountain State resident having an insurance ...

Many children being used for violent attacks

Several children have been killed during the current spate of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. The Jewish nation's foes are quick to point out tragedies such as one in which an Israeli bombing raid accidentally killed a 2-year-old child. They also stress one fatality, killed by a ...

Do not negotiate with Taliban

Earlier this week, first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to promote her list of "girl power" songs, ranging from "Survivor" to "Girl on Fire." It was part of her promotion of her "Let Girls Learn" campaign.More than 62 million girls throughout the world do not have adequate access to ...

Getting more fathers involved

When a woman becomes pregnant, she has just three options: abortion, adoption or bearing and raising her child. Too often, those who decide, in effect, to have and hold on to their babies do so on their own. The children's fathers want no part of fatherhood.Some men - and boys - who leave the ...

New business great news for the area

Within days last week, two proposed projects - totaling $1.16 billion - were announced for our little section of the world.Without a doubt that is great news.Advanced Power Services Inc. plans to build a $1.1 billion natural gas-powered electric facility on 20 acres off Hibbetts Mill Road just ...

No longer blinded by the light

A change made by the Ohio Department of Transportation may seem like a small thing - unless you've ever been driving at night on an ice-covered road and been blinded temporarily by flashing lights on a highways department truck being used to salt or cinder the pavement.ODOT is equipping its ...

Manchin-Toomey bill merits debate

It would border on the absurd to suggest that a West Virginia senator who owns firearms, hunts with them and once ran a campaign spot featuring him using a rifle to blow a hole in an anti-coal bill is "anti-gun." Yet undoubtedly, Sen. Joe Manchin has drawn a large target for that criticism on ...

Family Recovery Center opposes Issue 3

As a provider of substance abuse treatment and Drug Free Workplace programming, Family Recovery Center opposes Issue 3, which would legalize the sale and use of marijuana in our state.1. Proponents contend that marijuana is not addictive. However, our records indicate that of those seeking ...