Bureaucracy serves itself in its growth


Bureaucracy, once-created, is difficult to tear back down. In the case of “public/private” bureaucracy, the challenges are even greater. It is no surprise, then, that even by its own metrics, JobsOhio has spent much of its existence growing … itself. According to the Ohio Capital Journal, ...

Filling shortages in the nursing ranks


Workforce challenges have hit just about every industry in West Virginia, though some have been feeling the pinch for longer than others. It was necessary years ago to start looking for solutions in the field of nursing. Efforts have been under way here to attract, retain, educate and support ...

Canada takes right steps for aerospace defense


For most people, the knowledge of NORAD is limited to checking in on Santa’s progress each Christmas Eve. But the North American Aerospace Defense Command is an important part of the defense system for our corner of the globe. It is showing its age, and the joint U.S.-Canadian early warning ...

Independence Day still echoes 246 years later


“The second day of July, 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God ...

Ohio industrial clean-up plan is a positive step


Our region’s industrial past has a way of hanging around, even as local economies advance and the landscape changes. Local residents are all too familiar with those sites we drive by and wonder, “When are they ever going to clean that up?” or “When is someone going to do something with ...

Our lawmakers should prevent teachers’ burnout


Think your job has you on the edge of burnout? Ohio’s teachers know how you feel. According to a Gallup poll released earlier this month, nationwide 44 percent of K-12 teachers “always” or “very often” feel burned out. The poll showed female teachers reported higher rates of ...