Editorials

State official must be held accountable

What should happen to Stuart Davis, the chief information officer at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services? Simple: If he did what the state inspector general alleges, he should be fired, then prosecuted. In his position, Davis makes many decisions on what technologies state ...

Let’s move forward on spending plan

What do immigration law and disagreements over health care policy have to do with ensuring federal agencies have enough money to keep their doors open? Virtually nothing. That did not deter a few Democrats who, for a time, threatened to hold up congressional approval of a major spending bill ...

You can help others in area

The shopping, gift-giving and holiday party season is upon us now, and it’s showing no signs of slowing. As a result, many probably have begun to get wrapped up in holiday school events, cookie baking and family outings, among other events, which consume so much of our thoughts and time ...

Your idea could help save lives

Much of the technology that has made our lives longer, more productive and more enjoyable did not come from professional researchers. It came from tinkerers — people like you — who had great ideas. Our states certainly could use some of those, to deal with the substance abuse epidemic ...

Parade brings magic to town

The magic of the Christmas season is alive and well in downtown Steubenville. And, while thousands of residents of the Tri-State Area and beyond already have visited the Nurcacker Village and Advent Market at Historic Fort Steuben, many hundreds more will line Fourth Street in Steubenville ...

Roosevelt’s words still have meaning

The words President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, remain as powerful and meaningful today as they were when they were first spoken some 76 years ago. Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that Japanese forces had attacked ...

Tax cut provisions should kick in now

Wait ’til next year is a common refrain among sports fans whose teams are not doing well. It should not be something you hear from Congress. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have approved tax relief bills. All that remains is for the two chambers to reconcile their versions and ...

A ‘mistake’ in name of political correctness

You may have seen anti-abortion displays similar to that which Students for Life planned to erect on Miami University’s Hamilton campus earlier this year. They feature a number of crosses, with signs explaining each one represents a baby aborted during a specified amount of time. Students ...

EPA moves should be investigated

Most of the time, politicians tend to let bygones be bygones in the wake of elections. No matter how many of the rules an opponent may have broken, it is viewed as good form for the winner to forget about them. That should not be the case now, as more and more evidence of wrongdoing by ...

Let’s get some real tax relief

Is it possible to have a tax cut worse than no tax cut? It may be. Leave it to Congress to find a way to make Americans look a gift horse in the mouth. Republican leaders in the Senate are scrambling to ensure they can muster a majority when their chamber votes on a tax reform bill, sometime ...