Editorials

Those who knew of Nassar and did nothing allowed him to victimize others

Larry Nassar deserves all the punishment the courts can pile on him. The former sports doctor is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. Equally as despicable are those who knew something was amiss but failed to stop Nassar from sexually assaulting hundreds of college and Olympic ...

Trump’s trust in Kim Jong Un is misplaced

Diplomacy often is the art of saying things you don’t mean, in order to put an opponent off guard or ingratiate him to you personally. Let us hope President Donald Trump was engaged in such a manipulative technique in a tweet he issued Wednesday. It appears Trump and North Korean dictator ...

Park owners, ride operators must put safety of guests ahead of all else

During the Ohio State Fair in Columbus last year, a thrill ride, the Fire Ball, broke apart. Several people were injured. An 18-year-old man was killed. The previous year, a water park in Kansas unveiled a 17-story water slide. A raft carrying a 10-year-old boy down it went airborne. An ...

Fatality, while tragic, should not mean an end to advancement

One of those “self-driving” cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz. last week. She was crossing the street when she was struck by the vehicle, which was traveling at about 40 mph. Police said the vehicle, with a human in the driver’s seat but not operating the controls, did not ...

Holding Facebook accountable is key

Even in the Wild West of online marketing, legitimate enterprises ask consumers to opt in or out of sharing their data. But now, reporting by the Guardian and The New York Times reveals how online social media enterprises like Facebook leave open yawning back doors for marketers to obtain ...

We cannot allow freedom to be taken away in the name of freedom

Which of your constitutional rights would you fight to have taken away from yourself? Which would you want to see ended for all? These may seem like outrageous questions, but it also seems that there is a generation that wants to fight to see an end to freedom. This isn’t about guns, or ...

Something must be done to level playing field for public school sports

The state legislature didn’t hesitate to interfere several years ago when a handful of school districts made a few people unhappy by legally excluding home-schooled students from scholastic sports. Today, a plethora of outsiders are eligible to play, a problem that schools, not lawmakers, ...

Legislature would rather pursue vendetta than look out for outdoorsmen

Late last year, faced with a cash-flow shortage it can not rectify, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced a difficult choice: It would be forced to close hatcheries, and reduce by nearly a quarter million the number of trout stocked in state streams. Because a few state ...

More must be done to protect world’s endangered species

Within a few years, we humans will have allowed another of the majestic creatures that once roamed the earth in great numbers to go extinct. It is the northern white rhinoceros, one of two subspecies of the white rhinoceros. The last known male of the subspecies, a 45-year-old named Sudan, ...

President’s stance on drugs needs to include focus on treatment options

President Donald Trump’s suggestion that some especially evil traffickers in illegal drugs may deserve the death penalty got the headlines this week. But other aspects of his initiative against substance abuse, unveiled Monday in New Hampshire, deserve more attention. Buried several lines ...