Editorials

Make drug abuse crisis villians pay

More than 10 years ago, a representative for a drug distributor wrote of the opioid products his company was receiving, “Keep ’em comin’! Flyin’ out of here. It’s like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are…” In reply, a sales representative for ...

Not jumping to militarize communities the right call

In what sounds as though it might have been, shall we call it, a difference of opinion between Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, Gov. Mike DeWine was roped in about the best way to handle an escalation in violent crimes in the city. In fact, Deters ...

Veteran bill is just good common sense

Sometimes good things can happen in Washington. One did this week when the Senate approved a common-sense bill to help veterans of military service. Among those pushing for the measure, the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, S 2011. It was introduced by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. ...

Time for Ryan to turn his attention back to Congress

The presidential bid being carried out by Trumbull County’s own Tim Ryan for the last few months has generated quite a buzz locally. Since traveling to New York City to announce his bid in April on national television, the longtime congressman now has appeared on stage in two national ...

Voter rolls must be kept up to date

Ohio’s Secretary of State’s office has received 20 requests so far for its list of those whose voter registrations will be subject to a purge of the rolls in September. That is a good thing, but Frank LaRose’s office is hoping for more requests. Access to the list of names will give ...

States must maintain control of local elections

U.S. senators last week were told the federal government should have a bigger role in protecting states’ election systems from computer hackers such as those working for Russia. That sounds reasonable. Proposals that Uncle Sam have more power over us almost always do. A report on Russian ...

Regulating rides to ensure safety

Two years ago, an amusement ride at the Ohio State Fair broke apart in operation, killing one man and injuring seven other people. The tragedy made clear the need for better regulation of such rides. Last week, state regulators refused to allow one ride to operate at the fair. “Visible ...

Stronger pills create more drug issues

We have known for some time that even as the danger of prescription pain pills containing opioids was becoming clear, drug companies were shipping out hundreds of millions of them. Some — not all — doctors continued to write prescriptions for them despite warnings that might not be best for ...

Saving miners’ pension fund

Retired coal miners and their families receive little enough from the pension program they and their companies supported for many years. Taking even that away as a result of government action ought to be viewed as unacceptable. Yet unless Congress acts, which many lawmakers have been ...

Fairs are a wonderful part of our heritage

There's no glitz, glamour or full scale high-tech wizardry used to awe which seems to be needed — or felt it is needed — in this day and age of providing entertainment. There are no fancy 21st century version whistles, horns or gimmicks involved. No, the summer fairs in our area like the ...