Opinion

Delays not helping students

Editorials

Time and again, officials at colleges and universities tell us we are not preparing our students to attend their institutions. That is fine with them, of course — they get to charge more for extra semesters in which students take remedial courses to get them up to where they should be. ...

Judicial flexibility possible

Editorials

Earlier this fall, when voters were considering whether to approve a constitutional amendment that would reclassify some drug offenses, with the stated goal of reducing the state’s prison population, the five judges who preside over Stark County Common Pleas Court visited the Editorial Board ...

End the war in Afghanistan

Editorials

A new report from Brown University’s Costs of War project serves as a stark reminder of the destruction, both past and present, that has been wrought upon Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan since the turn of the 20th century. The report found that, by conservative estimates, 480,000 people have ...

You can be someone’s Santa

Editorials

Time is short for those of us who have fallen behind on our Christmas shopping. As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa ...

Civic pride

Letters to the Editor

Editor: What a whirlwind it was. Now that the dust has settled on Election 2018, I look back with appreciation for all I learned and observed about our government and legislative process. The voter turnout was great — over 10 percent increase from the 2014 midterm election. That is ...

Make it a day well spent

Editorials

Parents are accustomed to having to make other child-care arrangements when public schools are closed at short notice. It is impossible to do much advance planning for snowstorms. So West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s action Tuesday, in declaring that schools would be closed Wednesday as West ...

Thank the USPS, send a card

Editorials

Despite rate increase after rate increase over the past several years, sending a letter across the country at a cost of two quarters still qualifies as a bargain. Especially when neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night keeps postal carriers from completing their appointed rounds. That ...

Thank the USPS, send a card

Editorials

Despite rate increase after rate increase over the past several years, sending a letter across the country at a cost of two quarters still qualifies as a bargain. Especially when neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night keeps postal carriers from completing their appointed rounds. That ...

Remembering Pearl Harbor Day

Editorials

“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,” is how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, described that horrible day 77 years ago today when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Those who are old enough to remember can still describe what they were doing and how they felt ...

Fighting the good cyber fight

Editorials

Threats to our security come in many forms, but among the least understood are those that occur in cyberspace. From our personal computers and smartphones all the way up to the server banks keeping hospitals running and those holding the secrets of the federal government, hackers can be as ...