Editorials

Keep an eye on workings of law

Compassionate, fair-minded Ohioans voted in droves for “Marsy’s law” last November. Eighty-three percent of voters approved the required amendment to the state constitution. Their goal was to safeguard victims of crime against being victimized again by predators seeking revenge and ...

Graduates, alcohol a bad combination

It’s that time of year when we look ahead to the transition to the next phase of life for high school seniors. They’re young. They’re excited. They’ll want to celebrate their milestones with friends. And while we’re wishing them well on this big step toward their future, it’s ...

Unity Garden a big plus for community

Gardening as a philosophy of community is the theme of the Green Space Initiative. Speak to Justice Slappy or Sister Mary O’Connor for a moment or two and you will find it is impossible to avoid catching the spirit of community that they believe rises from working together in a ...

OMEGA provides boost to our area

It’s not every day that an organization comes to town, has a luncheon meeting and delivers $750,000. The money from the Appalachian Regional Commission was delivered through a grant award process by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, which held an executive board meeting at ...

Sports gambling thought needed

The Supreme Court decision that paved the way for legalized sports betting across the nation should not be shocking nor should its impact be considered too deeply. To do so is to ignore a basic fact: Sports betting never was confined to the sportsbooks in Las Vegas. If that’s not a fact, ...

What happened to simple civility?

If anyone needs evidence of a complete lack of civility in the average American, the evidence is easily found in the comments on the story about the first lady recovering in the hospital from a kidney procedure. From the usual complaining about the first family having better health care than ...

Saccoccia good choice by OVAC

The people who had the opportunity to help choose the winner of this year’s Ohio Valley Athletic Conference coach of the year award had a tough job. Each of the five candidates directed their teams to successful seasons. That’s what made the bi-state conference’s selection of ...

Marina event sends message about parks

“Meet Me at the Marina” proved to be an event that holds some promise for the city recreation department in Steubenville. With about 100 participants taking advantage of Ohio’s fishing license-free day May 5, the marina, a city park, played host to a family oriented event, held as a way ...

Keep workers’ comp fees low

You won’t hear much criticism of Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation these days. But are things going too well at the BWC? One always hears complaints from injured workers that they did not get fair shakes from workers’ compensation programs. Still, it appears the number involving ...

Make Mother’s Day very special

Mothers may be much different in their public life than they were 104 years ago when President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May 1914 as a day to honor mothers. Moms then were, by and large, homemakers, what we’d call a “stay-at-home mom” nowadays. They cooked and ...