Opinion

Rethinking death penalty in Ohio

Editorials

It is one thing to argue about the basic morality of capital punishment. But there should be no controversy about putting to death people so mentally ill they did not understand that murder is wrong. Ohio legislators are considering a bill that would amend capital punishment statutes. It ...

Reversing jumps in Ohio suicides

Editorials

Residents of Ohio’s Appalachian counties do not need to be told how challenging the last decade or two has been. For far too many hope is a thing of the past, and the stress has taken a deadly toll. According to a report released by the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health, the ...

Three who touched our lives in many ways

Editorials

They made us laugh, they made us think and they were a part of changes in our society. That’s how we’ll remember the three stars — Peggy Lipton, Doris Day and Tim Conway — who have left us in the last week or so. Lipton, who died May 11 at the age of 72, will long be remembered for ...

Don’t let this horror happen where we live

Editorials

When California sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home of David and Louise Turpin last year, they found what some have described as “a house of horrors.” First, the deputies had to unshackle the Turpins’ 22-year-old son from the bed to which he had been chained. Then, they had to get ...

Ensure the Holocaust will never be forgotten

Editorials

The last men and women who saw the horrors of the Holocaust with their own eyes will pass away within just a few years. No more elderly women will be left to tell about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters sent to death camps, never to return. No more white-haired veterans who liberated the ...

Human composting could be on the way

Editorials

Modern Americans have enough environmental concerns without inventing new ones. Someone may want to suggest that to the folks in Washington state, who are considering what many people might consider a strange new law — at least partly on the grounds of protecting the environment. Washington ...

May is skin cancer awareness month

Editorials

As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program®of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, I want to share the following information as we observe Skin Cancer Awareness Month. You may know about melanoma—the deadly skin cancer that more than 96,000 Americans, ...

Give no one a free pass on terrorism

Editorials

Juveniles who support terrorist groups actively can escape serious prosecution under federal law because of a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, The Associated Press reported recently. That has prompted federal prosecutors to skip proceedings against some minors, allowing state courts to handle ...

Pump brakes on Lordstown news

Editorials

Without a doubt, we all would have rather heard news last week that General Motors is reallocating a vehicle to the Lordstown plant and that it would be operating again soon. That, of course, was not the case, and instead it became abundantly clear that GM is not contemplating reopening the ...

Have a happy Mother’s Day

Editorials

A very heartfelt happy Mother's Day along with roses, hugs and smooches for all the good moms out there — from the first-time mothers to elderly moms who realized that being a parent did not end when a child became an adult. Granted, there are many "bad" moms out there. We all know who ...