Editorial

Get educated on the election

Ohioans will vote March 15 in the 2016 primary election to determine the judicial candidates who will appear on the general election ballot.JudicialVotesCount.org, a nonpartisan website that features biographies of court candidates running for judge, can assist voters. Launched in September, ...

Free, vigorous press is vital

No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. Many of them agree with him that the press in America should be intimidated from reporting the truth about ... politicians.Trump, the leading GOP contender for president, said ...

Tightening state ethics standards

Public corruption is far from a thing of the past in West Virginia. Little by little, however, state legislators are putting new safeguards in place.Among bills to that end approved this year in the House of Delegates is one that would increase requirements that lawmakers and other statewide ...

Evaluate support provided to allies

If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. We would insist on learning whether our soldiers had been supported properly and what was being done to strike back at those responsible for the massacre.Between 180 and ...

Heart health now taking center stage

It's American Heart Month and a good time to start living a healthier lifestyle.The grim fact is heart disease is still the No. 1 cause of death in America. Statistics still show that more than 700,000 people have heart attacks every year, and heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans ...

Super Tuesday is a major test

In the sports-metaphor world of presidential election punditry, Donald Trump has landed some right crosses but he hasn't knocked anyone out yet. He's played a few great holes, but the tournament isn't won on the first day. He is leading after about 25 laps, but it's a 200-lap race.He has ...

Prepared for next recession

Probably the last thing the nation's governors want to hear is that a new recession is on the horizon. Yet a panel of economists at the National Governors Association meeting last week concluded that a new recession will occur within the next few years.For many states, that means it is time to ...

Use leftover Ebola funds to fight Zika

How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola - the disease that was in the headlines in 2014.How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news now.Chances are you would like your government to do more to protect you from Zika than from Ebola - but, perhaps needless to say, ...

Making it easier to do business

For six years in a row, Ohio has seen record numbers of new entities filing to do business in the state. There has been a 22 percent increase in the number of new-business filings, from 2010 to 2015, according the Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office. And the trend is not slowing down. ...

Changing the Sunday law on alcohol sales

Giving West Virginia's "hospitality industry" another tool to attract cash-spending visitors to the state was such a no-brainer that it was approved unanimously by state senators earlier this week. The House of Delegates should follow suit.Among the state's old "blue laws" is one prohibiting ...