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Distracted driving ban needs teeth

May 29, 2015 “Distracted driving” by those using cell phones —often for texting or other activities requiring them to take one or both hands off the wheel — causes a substantial number of traffic accidents. more »»

Letting VA off the hook again

May 28, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scandal... more »»

Take precautions, avoid skin cancer

May 27, 2015 The roller coaster of temperature swings during the past several weeks eventually will turn to hot and sunny summer weather. more »»

Resolve highway funding failure

May 26, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers' toes must be getting sore. more »»

All of us should honor those making the ultimate sacrifice

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»


May 24, 2015 Peace officers put themselves between us and harm's way every day. more »»

Help graduates celebrate safely

May 23, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of recent high school graduates will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

Judge orders faster release of Hillary’s emails

May 22, 2015 A federal judge, perhaps disgusted by the blatantly political attempt to protect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has rejected one aspect of it. He should proceed to the next step. more »»

Better training for officers will help

May 21, 2015 No amount of training in how to handle life-threatening situations will change a bigot. more »»

Join Ohio auditor’s corruption battle

May 20, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well placed. more »»

Arrests records don’t make Ohio background checks

May 19, 2015 Unless state legislators are willing to put teeth into Ohio’s criminal background check system, it might be just as well to scrap the whole thing. more »»

Why aren’t all arrests available?

May 18, 2015 Unless state legislators are willing to put teeth into Ohio's criminal background check system, it might be just as well to scrap the whole thing. more »»

Big Brother EPA little too obvious

May 16, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

Another foreign policy crisis looms

May 15, 2015 A genuine foreign policy crisis is occurring, and President Barack Obama’s reaction to it betrays his clear failure to comprehend the peril his ongoing missteps have created. more »»

Support the substance abuse rally this Saturday

May 13, 2015 The lead story in our Monday edition detailed a substance abuse rally being held Saturday at Reilly Stadium in Salem. It deserved that placement. more »»

IRS employees escape scandal

May 12, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Holding electric bills down in Ohio

May 11, 2015 Like many legislatures, Ohio's succumbed to nanny-statism a few years ago by enacting requirements for use of "alternative energy. more »»


May 10, 2015 Roses, hugs and kisses for all the good moms out there — from the first-time mothers to an elderly mom who realized that being a parent did not end when a child became an adult. more »»

Radioactive waste facility is essential

May 8, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»


May 8, 2015 Oskar Groening somehow embodies both the worst and the best of humanity. His trial challenges us to consider the meaning of guilt and redemptio. more »»



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