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Opinion

Report shows pharmacists overworked, understaffed

Editorial

Have you ever felt stressed and exhausted at the end of an unusually long shift, to the point of knowing you are at much greater risk of making a mistake on the job? Imagine having that feeling when someone’s health — or even life —may be on the line. According to a report by Ohio’s ...

Report shows pharmacists overworked, understaffed

Editorial

Have you ever felt stressed and exhausted at the end of an unusually long shift, to the point of knowing you are at much greater risk of making a mistake on the job? Imagine having that feeling when someone’s health — or even life —may be on the line. According to a report by Ohio’s ...

West Virginia not just a coal state

Editorial

Though a few politicians would like us to believe West Virginians are by and large coal miners, the Mountain State has always been an agricultural state, too. We don’t often do enough to encourage young people to explore those career opportunities. To that end, Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., ...

Let us hope marketing by JobsOhio is effective

Editorial

Ohio is a flyover state. People traveling between the East and West coasts know about thte major professional sports teams and a few big attractions (there’s a nice plug every year when Canton hosts the National Football League Hall of Fame ceremonies). They know about the three Cs: ...

Celebrating Earth Day’s anniversary

Editorial

The year 1970 was eventful. Consider some notable happenings: — President Nixon ordered U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, which widened the Vietnam War. His decision ignited nationwide riots including the Kent State shootings resulting in four dead students and others ...

Passion behind MLK’s letter resonate today

Editorial

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week stood on the floor of the Senate chamber in our U.S. Capitol to read a lengthy passage from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s letter from Burmingham Jail. Brown was joined U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania; Bill Cassidy, ...

Victims of abuse need to know there is support

Editorial

Victims of abuse need to know they have the support of those in a position to do something about it, should those victims find the courage to report what has been happening to them. Those who are more vulnerable — or feel even more dependent on a system such as, for example, a college’s ...

Students should get vaccines now

Editorial

Gov. Mike DeWine is working to catch college students while they are still on campus to get them their COVID-19 vaccinations. With Ohio’s institutions of higher learning getting the chance to offer vaccine clinics for students, an important step is being taken, despite the widely held belief ...

Stats reflect poorly on children’s health

Editorial

Ohio residents care deeply about the wellbeing of our children, but a recent report suggests that does not always translate to the way we take care of their health. In WalletHub’s ranking of 2021’s Best and Worst States for Children’s Health Care, Ohio was among the very worst — 44th in ...

Parents: The season of vigilance is here

Editorial

“My child would never do any thing like that!” Sure, of course not. “Some thing” and “any thing” in this case are interchangeable: parents referencing underage drinking by their children. You would guess those words are often uttered. And have been each and every prior spring. ...