Editorials

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 ...

Region needs help in battle on drugs

Remember when training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver were the big things in health care? When automatic external defibrilators and first aid kits were the in-demand equipment? You don’t hear as much about them as you did for years. Something new, naloxone and ...

We are all standing in God’s grace

We just celebrated Thanksgiving a week ago, and in less than a month we will be celebrating Christmas. We are well and truly in the midst of the holiday season. For many of us, this is a season that, despite its stress, is filled with family, friends, happiness and joy. It’s a time in the ...

Roll, Red, Roll in title game

A familiar cry will be heard from around our region and, in fact, many parts of the nation Saturday. Roll, Red, Roll. It’s the rallying cry of supporters of Steubenville Big Red football, and we’re certain it will be heard loud and clear around 3 p.m. Saturday in Canton’s Tom Benson ...

Let’s get more people interested in teaching

Several policy changes being considered by Ohio officials have a clear purpose: Dealing with shortages of trained teachers. More flexibility and less bureaucracy normally are good things in public schools. Educators should be able to concentrate on teaching children, not complying with ...

Above all, justice must come first

Earlier this month, Ohio voters handed a lopsided victory to proponents of crime victims’ rights. More than 82 percent of those casting ballots in the Nov. 7 election said yes to Issue 1, the so-called Marsy’s Law. Issue 1 reinforces a variety of rights for crime victims and their ...

Shopping local helps economy

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping season can wear thin on some people, and they might become tired of having to battle the crowds of all those other people who are searching for that perfect gift. Many of those people have given up — and decided it is better to purchase gifts ...

Precautions can reduce fire risk

Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Candles, decorations and Christmas trees are another cause of fires in December. The ...

Try not to get so stressed this year

The pace of the holidays is starting to speed up. Some people revel in the spirit of the holidays, humming Christmas songs as they go about the holiday preparations. But those already stressed can feel a little overwhelmed at the holidays. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can dim ...

Put safety first while shopping

Holiday shopping has officially started. The constant running that surrounds the holiday shopping season means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings in order to make sure it is a safe shopping season. Thieves look for the opportunities the season ...