Cheers & Jeers


CHEERS to the Bridgeport Police Department for being recognized for excellence in law enforcement policy management by Lexipol. JEERS to the fact that dangerous waste from oil and gas drilling and fracking operations remains piled up beyond permitted limits at the Austin Master Services waste ...

Improving education


It takes partners from all sectors to provide our children with educations that go beyond the reading, writing and arithmetic we expect. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Longaberger Family Foundation are providing more than $35,000 in funding awards for counties across Eastern Ohio ...

Purge rolls, but do it properly


Politicians know what they are doing, in an era when not everyone reads past a headline. They make announcements about, for example, efforts to verify citizenship status on Ohio’s voter rolls — during which “The data found 137 voter registrations assigned to Ohio residents who have twice ...

Another great state park


Buckeye State residents are proud of our rich history and natural beauty. Many of our state parks provide visitors with both of those things. Great Council State Park, is set to open June 7, appears to be no exception. In fact, its location in what was the Shawnee town of Old Chillicothe in ...

Understanding addiction


First, the good news: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of fatal overdoses in the U.S. decreased last year — down 3% from 2022. Now, the not so great news: That’s still 107,500 people who died at the hands of a decades-long substance abuse ...

Get Biden on ballot


If Ohio lawmakers’ aim was to again embarrass the state on the national stage and prove the dangers of intentionally failing to address gerrymandering, mission accomplished. Let the back-slapping begin. In what can only be described as either a fit of petulance or an admission they do not ...