Editorials

What would we have done if he was not a ‘nice kid?’

A case pending in East Liverpool Municipal Court has attracted considerable attention from the public, not because people believe the defendant is guilty, but because they believe him innocent. That will be a decision up to the judge, but the reasons being aired on social media by the ...

EGCC wins with good people

Longtime Jefferson Community College board member Nick Mougianis had a saying: “You win with people.” In the three-day celebration of what is now Eastern Gateway Community College, the phrase was obvious. From high school students visiting campus to EGCC students, staff and faculty ...

A real change on the high court

On Tuesday, Cleveland appellate court Judge Melody J. Stewart became the first African-American woman and the first African-American Democrat to be elected to the Ohio Supreme Court. True, Stewart’s election may have had more to do with being the highest-rated judicial candidate in this ...

Another important decision

For the third time in less than three months, Gov. Jim Justice faces the task of appointing a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court. Let us hope he chooses as wisely as he did in filling the first two vacancies. Earlier this year, Justice appointed Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins to two ...

Will slow, steady win the race?

Ohio will miss yet another mark in its march toward the sale of medical marijuana — this one an assurance that sales could begin by the end of November. That is not going to happen. According to Mark Hamlin, of the Ohio Department of Commerce, the two testing labs closest to opening are ...

One drug habit for another

Ohio’s “medicinal marijuana” program is just getting off the ground. Already, it is being suggested state officials should add a new health condition to the list of those for which cannabis can be prescribed as a remedy: opioid addiction. There is evidence the active ingredient derived ...

Pause to pay tribute on this day

It all began on Nov. 11, 1918 and was originally known as Armistice Day. At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the armistice ending World War I was signed. The day later became a holiday to not only celebrate the end of World War I— then known as the war to end all wars — ...

It’s simple: just pay attention

It really is a question about how much children mean to us. Are they precious enough for us to pay just a little bit of attention while we are driving? Not for some people — and that includes a few right here in our area. We doubt there is a school bus driver in our area who has not ...

Time for the signs to go

For weeks, small forests of signs promoting dozens of political candidates have been demonstrations of the vigor of our system of government. Now, they are just litter. Some candidates and their supporters started the process of picking up their signs on Tuesday evening. It is pleasing to ...

A self-defense mechanism

No doubt you will be going to the polls today if you are a registered voter who has not yet cast a ballot through one of the early voting systems in Ohio. Right? You understand how important this year’s general election is, regardless of where you live, of course. So you will be voting, ...