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Editorials

Newspapers vital to our communities

Newspapers and reporters have had a rough few years, as they’ve been lumped in with those in newsertainment who led too many to become distrustful of real journalists. For the men and women working in our state’s weekly and daily newspaper newsrooms, the objective is to avoid that twisting, ...

Introduced measure aimed at puppy mill operations

When Ohio’s General Assembly heads back into session, it will have a host of important matters to resolve. But among those that must not be forgotten is a measure introduced by state Reps. Laura Lanese, R-Grove City, and James Hoops, R-Napoleon, to ban puppy mills and other commercial dog ...

Numbers showing Ohio is a deadlier place to live

Ohio is becoming a deadlier place to live, according to data from the state health department and analyzed in a report by the Ohio Capital Journal. Last year saw the highest number of fatal overdoses, gun deaths, homicides and motor vehicle fatalities in the past 15 years. It was also the ...

Men must stay on guard against prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is an ugly term to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, trailing only lung cancer. Long labeled the silent killer, prostate cancer often develops in men without ...

Ohioans, keep up the good work with tipping

A lot of grim economic news is out there lately, and Ohioans are struggling — often a little more than those in other parts of the country. But it is a mark of the kinds of people who live here in our state that a new study shows we are the third best in the nation when it comes to tipping ...

Bracing for more ‘pain’ from the Federal Reserve

Lest anyone wonder whether unelected government officials can wield enormous power over our lives, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is leaving no doubt while he declares his dedication to what he believes is the Fed’s mission. “Our responsibility to deliver price stability is ...