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Editorials

Summer’s 100 deadliest days

If you’ve done much driving around our region lately, you know the orange barrels and cones are out in abundance. That means the men and women who work in those marked zones are out doing their jobs, too. Better weather means better conditions for work at the same time that it means more ...

Applying law to everyone

As he spoke in Marietta over the weekend, during the Washington County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Dinner, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost was absolutely correct when he said “The rule of law means the same rules for everybody.” Further, Yost talked to the crowd about the need to ...

Reject bill restricting libraries

While Ohio libraries face a potential funding crisis due to an expected shortfall in property tax revenue, some members of the state House of Representatives want to twist the knife. State Rep. Al Cutrona, R-Canfield, introduced House Bill 622, “to require each board of public library ...

Level the playing field

Ask anyone who used to work in the steel or aluminum industry in our region what happens when the federal government does not defend strongly enough against unfair trade practices — too often at the hands of China. Their story is one of failure to transition policy at a pace that keeps up ...

Cheers & Jeers

CHEERS to the remaining members of the Greatest Generation who marked 80 years Thursday since they stormed the shores of Normandy and began their work to end World War II. JEERS to the fact that someone — or several someones — is causing damage to the fixtures and facilities at Martins ...

Don’t overlook June 11 election

It’s an easy one to miss, given all the attention to the upcoming November general election, but for Eastern Ohio residents, there is an important election for which early voting is underway. Tuesday is the vote to fill the Sixth Congressional District vacancy left by Bill Johnson’s ...