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Editorial

Ohioans, keep up the good work with tipping

A lot of grim economic news is out there lately, and Ohioans are struggling — often a little more than those in other parts of the country. But it is a mark of the kinds of people who live here in our state that a new study shows we are the third best in the nation when it comes to tipping ...

A helping paw for West Virginia kids

West Virginia students are facing challenges most earlier generations simply cannot imagine. Our state is in the same backward-looking economic slog it has been in for nearly 100 years, that’s true; but because of those decades of financial hopelessness, combined with a stubborn clinging to ...

Bracing for more ‘pain’ from the Federal Reserve

Lest anyone wonder whether unelected government officials can wield enormous power over our lives, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is leaving no doubt while he declares his dedication to what he believes is the Fed’s mission. “Our responsibility to deliver price stability is ...

West Virginia has so much to offer

It appears roads all over the country are leading to West Virginia, as tourists continue to visit the state at an increasing rate. In fact, new numbers show travelers spent more than $4.9 billion in the Mountain State in 2021, a 3.8% increase over 2019 — before the pandemic struck. Research ...

Sense of hope from Ohio’s chief justice

Ohio state Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has a point. And, knowing her age means her time in that seat is coming to an end, it appears she feels freer to make it. Last week, she used her last annual judiciary speech to say the state of Ohio’s efforts to curb gerrymandering ...

Ohio schools must work with state government

Ohio school districts know there is plenty of room for improvement in their relationship with state government — as lawmakers continue to choose not to develop a constitutional school funding formula, for example. A new research paper presented by the Fordham Institute’s Director Aaron ...