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Editorials

Get to work on getting to work

For many, the changes to our lives caused by the onset of COVID-19 are fading in the rearview mirror. (There is still the need for vaccination and precautions against the spread of the virus, of course). For restaurants, the hits never stopped coming, and ongoing staffing shortages are forcing ...

As a school year nears safety is paramount

As the new school year quickly approaches, it’s sad that many of us with children or grandchildren in local school buildings will suffer fear, anxiety and concern over their safety and security. That’s why we are pleased to see the state of Ohio taking steps to make our local school ...

Horse racing safety must be paramount

Their names are recognizable as being in the upper echelon of their sport: Simplification, Skippylongstocking, We the People and King Ottoman. They are thoroughbred race horses, and they are among the entries for Saturday’s 52nd running of the West Virginia Derby. Part of a nine-race card ...

Hypocrisy in climate change efforts in Calif.

Corporations, states — even entire countries — are told they’ve got to keep track of their greenhouse gas emissions these days. In some places, it’s the law; and there are ambitious goals to reach in what we are told is a necessary fight to slow climate change. While it is, indeed, ...

Distracted driving video a useful tool

Parents and educators looking for another tool to use in the fight to keep teens from driving distracted can now turn to an Ohio Traffic Safety Office video designed for just that purpose. “This new educational video uses a light touch to engage young drivers on this incredibly serious ...

Ohio employers play waiting game

Think inflation is taking its toll on Ohio employers only recently? Think again. As reported by The Center Square, Ohio’s record run of business startups ended months ago, when April’s new business filings were a 20% decrease from March and a 30% decrease from April 2021. But the slowdown ...