Editorials

Body cameras should have uniform standards

Use of body cameras by law enforcement officers and deputies in Ohio is increasing and will continue to do so. It makes sense for the state to have at least limited rules for them.A bill being considered by legislators would require that any agency using body cameras have a written policy on ...

Giving Mom her due

Today is the day set aside annually to give our mothers the royal treatment they deserve.Lots of phone calls will be placed, many moms will be treated to dinner at a restaurant, flowers and other gifts will be purchased and youngsters will make hand-made cards celebrating their love for the ...

Subways not safe

Because terrorists have targeted subways several times in the past, security officials often pay special attention to that mode of transportation. But in our nation's capital, subway users may have more to fear from the system itself.National Transportation Safety Board investigators have ...

Kasich for vice president

Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so - and should take it.Kasich bowed to the inevitable Wednesday, suspending his campaign to be the Republican nominee for president. Another contender, Texas Sen. Ted ...

Keep the safeguards in place

Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don't want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. Likewise, it probably is not a good idea for the Internal Revenue Service to consider hiring people ...

Country’s safety comes first

We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State. But we have wide-open eyes and ears, too. We are aware that in Europe, some groups of refugees from the Middle East, especially Syria, have been infiltrated by Islamic ...

A clearer path to transparency

Government officials and employees who want to keep secrets have a powerful tool at their disposal. They can just say no to requests for public records, often confident those asking for them cannot afford the time and money needed to challenge rejections in court.The great irony is that if ...

Board, minus one member, must address this issue

It has now been nearly two months since Liverpool Township Police Chief Jayson Jackson filed a formal complaint with the East Liverpool city school board against Superintendent Melissa Watson, buildings and grounds Director Sam Halstead and board member Bill Cowan.In that time, the board's ...

No second chance in this case

Obviously, a police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should not be reinstated to the force. But she will be in Cleveland, a judge has ordered.Outrageous? Yes - but not as much so as the reason she won her lawsuit against the city.An appeals court ruled last week that Shani Hannah, 40, ...

North Korean threat is global

North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. To what end?Last week, it was reported North Korea test-fired a missile from a submarine. If true, that is an incredibly provocative move. Pyongyang already ...