Editorials

Poor debate conduct will lead to changes

The third debate for the wide-ranging Republican field for the presidential nomination on CNBC was supposed to be about the economy and economic policy.What it ended up being, thanks to a weak, confused and disjointed panel of moderators, was a free-for-all so badly handled that the candidates ...

Smoke detectors help to save lives

As you make your way around the house today changing clocks back one hour, remember to check the most important items in the house - smoke detectors.The beginning and end of daylight saving time are a good reminder to check batteries in smoke detectors. Batteries need to be replaced at least ...

Issue 1 makes much sense for Ohio voters

Seldom is the process of redrawing political district lines for purposes of electing state and federal legislators accomplished without allegations of gerrymandering.All too often they are grounded in efforts by whichever party is in power to gain advantage through redistricting.Ohioans have ...

Safety first when you trick-or-treat

As children prepare to make their annual costumed trek throughout the Tri-State Area during the next few days, we ask parents to put safety first this Halloween.Following some common-sense rules will ensure a safe and happy Halloween for everyone.Parents should always accompany young children ...

Harrison levy earns support

Our communities have been facing tough economic times for several years.Yes, we are seeing some gas and oil industry rewards, but area leaders, business people and residents must continue to find ways to bring about opportunities.One way that is possible is by backing area school district ...

Ohioans should say ‘no’ to state Issue 3

Thoughtful Ohio voters would not think of granting a monopoly to a few people to grow corn and sell it on the wholesale market. That would be unfair to thousands of others either in farming or thinking of going into agriculture. It also would be likely to drive corn prices higher than ...

Chamber speakers looking to future

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce honored its own on Wednesday, presenting awards for lifetime achievement to longtime area Realtor Gary Cain; young professional of the year to Jeff Schuetz of Schuetz Funeral Home; Prichard Consulting for new or emerging business of the year; Mary Free ...

Stars will shine Monday evening

There's a common thread that connects each of the 10 people who will be honored Monday night as Community Stars - they all do the right thing for their friends, their neighbors and their communities not because they are looking for the spotlight, they do it simply because it is the right thing ...

Edison renewal deserves a ‘yes’

Keeping the Edison Local School District financially solvent for some years to come means passage of the 2-mill renewal levy renewal facing voters on Nov. 3.This five-year levy, which has been renewed by Edison district voters since 1994, generates approximately $1.049 million annually.We, just ...

Indian Creek renewal levy deserves support

Voters in the Indian Creek Local School District will be asked to approve a 7.9-mill renewal levy when they head to polls on Nov. 3.We urge them to say "yes."This levy would generate approximately $2.4 million during its five-year period to be used to maintain the current operating expenses. ...