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Editorials

Stop the false outrage, academia

Academia makes a good show of standing up for the oppressed, championing the rights of the most vulnerable, advocating for victims ... until it comes time to put their money where their false outrage has been. In the case of Ohio State University, there will be a lot of money to pay when the ...

States, not the feds, should have control of election systems

U.S. senators were told last month the federal government should have a bigger role in protecting states’ election systems from computer hackers such as those working for Russia. That sounds reasonable. Proposals that Uncle Sam have more power over us almost always do. A report submitted ...

Kudos to teens working to change their world

When 17-year-old Ahni Geogerian, of Marietta, sees classmates at school, they can often seem apathetic or unwilling to participate. Involvement in the Ohio Teen Institute recently gave the teen another view. “You can recognize there are a lot of youth in the area who are really passionate ...

All it takes is that first step toward recovery

“It will be a hard thing for the first person to walk through that door.” Valerie Betkoski understands how important it is not to give up on the County Harm Reduction Education program hosted by the First Congregational Church, and that there is no need to be discouraged because there has ...

Not jumping to militarize communities is right call

In what sounds as though it might have been, shall we call it, a difference of opinion between Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, Gov. Mike DeWine was roped in about the best way to handle an escalation in violent crimes in the city. In fact, Deters ...

Voter rolls must be kept up-to-date

Ohio’s Secretary of State’s office has received 20 requests so far for its list of those whose voter registrations will be subject to a purge of the rolls in September. That is a good thing, but Frank LaRose’s office is hoping for more requests. Access to the list of names will give ...