Editorials

Don’t just stand and watch

Most parents come to realize quickly that taking their eyes off little children for even a few seconds can result in big trouble. Some do not. It is up to the rest of us to keep their children safe, apparently.A news story that had many people talking during the past few days had nothing to do ...

Kasich’s decision to make

A substantial number of legislators have serious concerns about a medical marijuana bill passed by the Ohio General Assembly. Whether it becomes law is up to Gov. John Kasich.Lawmakers acted in a hurry to get a bill passed before leaving Columbus for a long break. It is possible haste made ...

Clean up the charter schools

One online charter school in Ohio informed students they had to be logged onto the institution's website for only 60 minutes a day. Another had just 16 full-time students, not the 57 it claimed. Others claim students spend the five hours a day required by the state, but cannot prove it.For ...

Charges should be next step

Often, it is true: Where there's smoke, there's fire. In Hillary Clinton's case, it is a four-alarm blaze.More revelations about her illegal use of a private email server while secretary of state came to light last week. The State Department's own inspector general released an 83-page report ...

Count on the Canadians

A formation of nine foreign warplanes making low passes over Washington, D.C., normally would be cause for enormous alarm.But not the other day. Those looking up at the aircraft would have seen maple leaf markings on them.No problem. It's the Canadians. They're good friends.It is difficult to ...

Remember the price they paid

Today is casually considered the start of the summer vacation season.The kids are out of or about to get out of school. The weather has taken a turn for the better. The grills are out in full force.But today is a time to take a moment to consider those freedoms we enjoy as Americans to live in ...

The reason we celebrate

The origins of the holiday have been debated throughout much of our nation's history, but we all recognize Memorial Day as a time to honor our war dead and as the unofficial kickoff of summer.Originally called Decoration Day, it is believed to have been started by Southern women who, following ...

More bungling in government

President Barack Obama's administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. But freeing those who have paid their dues in full? Not so much."Staff errors" were blamed in a Justice Department report that admitted 152 ...

President stung by bad press

Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified that.In 2002, under then-President George W. Bush, the decision was made to allow any ex-WASPs who desired to be ...

Liverpool students stood up for what they believe in

High school students are encouraged to do something about bullying. A few days ago, graduating seniors at East Liverpool High School did just that. They recited the Lord's Prayer.For many years, it has been a tradition for the school choir to sing the prayer during commencement ceremonies. But ...