Opinion

Vote!

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Vote: The reason to use one of your constitutional rights. In this case the right to vote and show your displeasure in the smoking ban reversal in Hancock County. No reason to mention names. Everyone knows the usual suspects. Just follow the bouncing ball to the tune of “ca ...

Vote to change direction

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Whether you’re for the smoking ban or against it, whether you agree with the animal shelter takeover or not, for one second, let’s forget about those things and look at the two candidates currently running for Hancock County commissioner. The current commissioner has 18 ...

To God be the glory

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: To God be the glory, great things He has done. I was in a department store when I met a lady from our church and she said, “Oh Don, I am glad to see you. I need prayer.” I said I can do that. She asked, “Can you pray for me and don’t know what it is?” I said yes I ...

Consider limits on teen drivers

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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 ...

Getting Loughry off high court

Editorial

Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry — convicted earlier this month on 11 federal criminal charges — thinks the state Legislature should not be allowed to remove him from office. Last week, Loughry’s attorneys filed a petition with the Supreme Court, asking it to ...

President right to issue warnings

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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 ...