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DC subway safety very questionable

May 6, 2016 Because terrorists have targeted subways several times in the past, security officials often pay special attention to that mode of transportation. more »»

Don’t allow change to applications

May 5, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Making more use of what works

May 4, 2016 An idea that got its start in the Northern Panhandle, drug courts, is working wonders for some victims of substance abuse. more »»

Bill would assist Ohioans with public records

May 3, 2016 Government officials and employees who want to keep secrets have a powerful tool at their disposal. more »»

Freedom guaranteed with First Amendment

May 2, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Early voting option good to consider

May 1, 2016 West Virginia’s primary election is set for May 10. more »»

Guilty police officers need to be fired

April 30, 2016 Obviously, a police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should not be reinstated to the force. But she will be in Cleveland, a judge has ordered. more »»

Improved economy aids children

April 29, 2016 Mountain State children, in general, are better off than they were just a few years ag. more »»

Whatever happened to common sense?

April 28, 2016 Written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, “Common Sense” was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Don’t play politics with the budget

April 27, 2016 West Virginia’s budget crisis is so severe that the solution is likely to upset virtually everyone. more »»

Dealing with new North Korean threat

April 26, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Violation of rights earns slap on wrist

April 25, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Give Ohioans break on power

April 24, 2016 What on earth is wrong with state government allowing Ohioans to buy the cheapest electricity being generated legally? Most Buckeye State residents probably would be upset at the thought such a... more »»

‘Safe spaces’ are not one-way streets

April 23, 2016 Bravo, to Ohio State University officials who turned the concept of “safe spaces” on its head and reminded students their sense of entitlement had reached inappropriate levels, even in academia. more »»

Treating inmates with additions

April 22, 2016 Finding ways to reduce spending is — or ought to be — the order of the day in state government. more »»

EPA officials knew effect of their plan

April 21, 2016 Environmental Protection Agency officials knew exactly what they were doing when they wrote a plan that, had it been implemented, could have had the effect of outlawing motor racing in the United... more »»

Stop traffic fine abuses in the state

April 20, 2016 Be very, very certain your vehicle registration is up to date if you are planning to travel through Brice, Ohio, in the near future. If it is not, it could cost you $750. Yes, $750. more »»

Failure to check was a mistake

April 19, 2016 A quick search of the state sex offender registry last fall would have alerted West Virginia legislators that hiring Alexander Phillip Collins as an intern was not a good idea. more »»

Banning books can increase popularity

April 18, 2016 Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortable. more »»

Defend the freedom for Ohio pastors

April 17, 2016 Solemnizing a marriage, especially when done by a member of the clergy, is not the same thing as baking a wedding cake or renting an apartment. more »»



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