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Editorials

Need to do a better job with prisoners

It seems common sense: Prisons are meant to discipline criminals by keeping them locked away from the rest of society. The function of a prison is to keep the inmates, well, imprisoned. But according to a recent Associated Press report, our nation’s minimum-security federal prison facilities ...

Ohio needs to use the Rescue Funds wisely

In the shell game that is American Rescue Plan spending, taxpayers have already seen plenty of head-scratchers as states receive federal money … that they plan to use to pay back federal loans. It almost seems as though the folks in Washington, D.C., could have just skipped a step. But given ...

Inconsiderate drivers lead to aggressive behavior

By this point in 2020, there had been 407 deaths on Ohio’s roads. This year there have been 507. So what is to blame for the horrifying increase in the number of deadly traffic crashes: OVI? distracted driving? Not exactly. “A lot of the problems we are dealing with is not only the ...

Ohio Attorney General should keep on digging

King Bureaucracy and its partners in the private sector have become masters at bleeding taxpayers’ dry — a little here, a little there, a little hidden in this pile of red tape, a little disguised as that “service” … the possibilities are endless. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has ...

Let’s give a heartfelt salute to Old Glory

Today is Flag Day. Our fine nation should be awash in red, white and blue. That is because Flag Day deserves the respect of each and every one of us. Flag Day doesn’t carry the same holiday day off/let’s golf, barbecue, hit the swimming pool and party reputation that its summertime ...

Manchin stands with the people

Despite a little public ribbing from President Joe Biden, and knowing full well how most all of his fellow Democratic senators feel about the issue, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is taking a stand on HR 1, the biggest federal effort to overhaul U.S. election law in many years. Oddly named the For ...

Congress should act on opioid plan

Despite years of lip service from the federal government about the importance of fighting the opioid epidemic that has ravaged not just West Virginia but populations across the country, little effort has been put toward making a real difference. Lawmakers are trying their best to change that, ...

Hudson needs to apologize for cutting speaker’s audio

Last week, retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter was speaking at a Memorial Day ceremony in Hudson, Ohio, when he began to talk about how freed Black slaves had honored fallen soldiers soon after the Civil War. In the midst of recounting the facts about one of the precursors to what we first ...

Extracting good ideas for budget

Ohio state senate Republicans have presented their own version of the upcoming state budget, which holds some appealing details for state residents. It includes a 5% personal income tax cut over two years and increases funding for public schools. It also changes the way in which state charter ...

Safer summer driving always can save lives

Warm and sunny days are on the horizon, and state safety officials are gearing up for the “100 deadliest days of summer,” according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, there is an “increase in vehicular crashes and deaths.” Not a ...