Editorials

Just a stoner’s throw away

The times they are a-changin’ in the Buckeye State. Now, it is possible to go to college and major in dope. Really. Hocking College, in Nelsonville, plans to offer new courses in marijuana. The goal is to offer an associated of applied science in laboratory sciences with a major in ...

Let’s hope Wilkie is the one

Ho-hum. Another day, another secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. So, what else is new? Precious little, and that is the problem. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Robert Wilkie as VA secretary. He becomes the second person in the position in just 18 ...

Dems turn on one of their own

The polarization of politics has become so bad that some liberal Democrats in Arizona are criticizing one of their party’s candidates for the U.S. Senate for refusing to join calls to eliminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. And, some far-left complainers say, U.S. Rep. ...

MGM can’t escape scrutiny

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing this past week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the ...

Moo-ing in the wrong direction

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing this past week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the ...

No longer just a civil case

Ohio State University’s energy and openness in investigating allegations of sexual misbehavior by a long-dead physician for some athletic teams has been commendable. Turns out that may have been a sea change, compared to the attitude when the doctor was alive and working at OSU. Dr. ...

Kiosk may not be necessary

Food kiosks for the poor is a relatively new concept intended to provide free food to those in need. One was started in recent months in Wellsville and now a Lisbon family is seeking permission to erect two food kiosks in town. Non-perishable food items and toiletries would be donated to ...

New leader, no change in policy

Bad politicians do not translate automatically to bad policy. Scott Pruitt was not an acceptable administrator of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies — but that does not mean Trump should change them. It appears he has no intention of altering course. Pruitt resigned as ...

Japanese show their character

Some of the best stories in sports happen off the playing fields and courts. Consider the aftermath of a World Cup soccer match in Russia last week. Japan’s team had been leading Belgium, 2-0, during much of the game. Then, in the closing minutes, Belgium came back to win, 3-2. It was a ...

Politics trumped diplomacy

Given the firestorm that erupted over his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump had no choice but to walk back one comment he made in Finland on Monday. In answering reporters’ questions Monday, Trump, standing feet from Putin, indicated ...