Editorial

New obstacles to solving the drug crisis exposed

Substance abuse is both a personal crisis and a public health challenge. Resources to battle it must be viewed in that light. If a new study of how people purporting to be heroin users are treated by some health care providers is any guide, relatively minor federal policy changes could improve ...

High pot industry standards critical

Ohio’s fledgling medicinal marijuana industry is not yet fully up and running, but already, state officials are raising questions about the honesty of some of those involved. Two companies in the medicinal marijuana dispensary business are being accused by the state Board of Pharmacy of not ...

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Midland Committee for the beautiful parade held on July 4th. It was nice to see flags displayed on poles, in the ground and in store windows. Thanks to the East Liverpool Potters Alumni Band and Kattinning, Pa. Fire Department. marching band for their ...

High pot industry standards critical

Ohio’s fledgling medicinal marijuana industry is not yet fully up and running, but already, state officials are raising questions about the honesty of some of those involved. Two companies in the medicinal marijuana dispensary business are being accused by the state Board of Pharmacy of not ...

Measles vaccination vital for our children

It probably was only a matter of time for Ohioans to become part of the measles outbreak that has hit about half the states. For a few months, it appeared the Buckeye State might be spared involvement. Now, it has been reported that a young adult from Stark County contracted the disease during ...

Ensure Ohio schools work

Giving local officials as much control as possible over public schools normally is the best policy. Education bureaucrats in state capitals simply are not familiar enough with local needs to handle the job well. But what if local officials are doing a terrible job? Is it fair to children to ...

Aid rural Ohio school districts

Among disagreements holding up adoption of a two-year budget for Ohio state government is one that could affect public schools in our area. Legislators were to have submitted a new budget proposal to Gov. Mike DeWine by June 30. When that deadline could not be met, an interim spending plan to ...

Aid rural Ohio school districts

Among disagreements holding up adoption of a two-year budget for Ohio state government is one that could affect public schools in our area. Legislators were to have submitted a new budget proposal to Gov. Mike DeWine by June 30. When that deadline could not be met, an interim spending plan to ...

Strong stand by first lady

Our nation’s first lady, Melania Trump, has taken a very specific interest in the drug abuse epidemic, for which West Virginia is ground zero. Mrs. Trump’s concern centers on children whose lives are affected, sometimes disastrously, by substance abuse. This week, she came back to ...

How did Epstein slip through?

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may yet spend an appropriate amount of time in a federal prison. He should have been sent away years ago. Why that did not happen needs to be explained. Epstein, 66, has been arrested by federal authorities in New York, on charges of sex trafficking involving ...