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Editorials

A drug-free DREAM

Many of us remember the drug education programs of the 1980s. D.A.R.E., “Just Say No.” There has been mixed data about whether they did much good, but lessons from those campaigns are being applied today. Ohio is giving it another shot, this time with the Drug Resilience Education ...

Keep focus on the road

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a good reminder for everyone of the dangers of not giving full attention to the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 3,138 people died in distracted driving crashes in the United States in 2020. But distracted ...

Revise licensing regime

Ohio officials know we have work to do if we want to expand and diversify the state’s economy. Free-market think tank The Buckeye Institute has some ideas on that front. Among them are adopting strategic education reforms that both meet the long-term demands of employers and give those ...

Lifesaving funding

Ohio lawmakers are having a hard time wrapping their brains around the mechanism for funding the new 988 suicide and mental health support line, which launches in July. Calls and texts will be accepted through 988, which will be in addition to, rather than replacing, the National Suicide ...

Helping homeowners

The city of St. Clairsville is about to make it easier for residents to make a good impression — and a meaningful difference to their properties. On Monday, City Council passed an ordinance authorizing a housing revolving loan fund administration agreement with the Ohio Department of ...

Commission fails Ohioans

The Ohio Redistricting Commission is thumbing its nose at the state’s constitution and its voters. After having been asked more than once to draw fair, constitutional state legislative district maps, the group drew up another one ... from a previously rejected set. Showing no desire to do ...