Does Bureaucracy Serve Only Itself?


This is National Prevention Week, and here in West Virginia, the Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Behavioral Health is partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to spread the word about “the importance of substance use prevention and ...

Putting Ohio on New Path


Ohio is one of just three states in which population shrank last year — by approximately 11,800 people, according to research from Pew Charitable Trusts. And, according to their research, in the last 10 years it beat only five states for the slow rate of its population growth. One of those ...

Waiving Student Debt Not Answer


With businesses fighting a shortage of workers, why is the government considering allowing millions of people to not repay their student loan debt, thus giving them a possible reason not to work? We don’t profess to know all the details or intricacies of student loan debt, and we agree ...

Public Should Have Say


Ohio Sen. Mike Rulli, R-Salem, is among legislators who are exploring elimination of Ohio’s death penalty. Ohio Senate Bill 103, which effectively would end Ohio’s death penalty, is generating critically important debate and discourse. The proposed end to capital punishment in Ohio ...

Breaking Free From ‘Energy Blackmail’


German officials made a surprising announcement in the wake of what has been described as “energy blackmail” by Russia. According to Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck, the country believes it can be independent of Russian fossil fuels by the end of the summer. It already has ...

Keeping an Open Mind


Two Ohio lawmakers have introduced bill language for the Act to Control and Regulate Adult Use Cannabis. It would allow for cultivation, use by adults over the age of 21 and possession of up to 2.5 ounces. State Reps. Casey Weinstein, D-Hudson, and Terrence Upchurch, D-Cleveland, introduced ...