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Editorials

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 ...

New ideas make big difference for state of Ohio

Ohio lawmakers have been right, over the past several years, to pay attention to the Buckeye State’s burgeoning brewery business. Now, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is celebrating the 400th licensed craft brewery in the state — the Guernsey Brewhouse in Cambridge. According to the ...

Ohio high court’s ruling on speed cameras correct

We are pleased to see the Ohio Supreme Court taking a position that goes against the use of traffic cameras — or at least against using the cameras to generate significant additional revenue. The court last month determined a law that reduces state funding to municipalities that use speed ...

Ohio firearm teaching requirements muddy

No matter what your feelings on the training requirements for teachers who might carry guns in Ohio schools, it is worth a second look at the lawmaker who helped propose those requirements. State Sen. Frank Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, helped rewrite House Bill 99, which includes specified ...

DeWine’s industrial plan is a positive one

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 ...