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Editorials

Funding must keep up with evolving drug plague

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.2 of every 100,000 deaths in Ohio in 2017 were opioid-related overdoses. That rate is second only to West Virginia’s. To combat the problem, Ohio State University will lead a group of experts and six universities in spending a ...

North Korea playing dangerous games

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un clearly has no intention of reassuring the rest of the world he is ready to dismantle his arsenal, given his recent publicizing of test-firing a new type of rocket. It is a tactical weapon, not a long-range missile capable of use against distant foes. ...

Complaint against prosecutor more than justified

On Tuesday, 12 Washington County attorneys stepped forward and filed a complaint against Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings, who was convicted of coercion on Friday in a case involving a sexual relationship with a woman who was both the defendant in a drug case and victim in a kidnapping ...

DNA testing so crucial in solving crimes

Officially, the crime that took place behind a house in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1997, may have been listed as a “cold case.” The victim likely did not view it that way for more than two decades. She was 5 years old when she was raped. The harm her assailant caused is virtually ...

Cutting the fat will help state move forward

Ohio lawmakers have a tough job on their hands, as Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget proposals exceed mandatory spending growth limits and must be cut. Budget advisers are also expecting revenue collection to be lower than DeWine anticipated. There are a lot of good, necessary spending projects in ...

Spying on Trump campaign is concerning

Attorney General William Barr dropped something of a bombshell during testimony in Congress last week. But what he said should have come as no surprise. Though Barr was supposed to be testifying to a Senate committee considering the budget, questions turned to special counsel Robert ...