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Opinion

Our elections require informed voters

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Friends and neighbors and all those concerned about the outcome of the Nov. 3 election: The news media has been pointing out that “Sleepy Joe Biden” has six million more votes than Donald Trump. Trump claims this result was brought about because of massive voter fraud. Let ...

ODH must take steps to ensure data is up to date

Editorial

We have been critical at times of online efforts in Ohio to keep the public informed about the situation regarding COVID-19. Sometimes, statistics posted on the state websites lag significantly behind what actually has happened, we pointed out. About a week ago, Ohio officials admitted they ...

Reforming relationships with our Native Indians

Editorial

President-elect Joe Biden is being urged by some to include a Native American in his Cabinet, possibly as secretary of the Interior Department. If he does that, the person named would be the first Native American ever to serve in the Cabinet. Proponent of such action have a person in mind: ...

Use any needed extra time for vaccine safety

Editorial

U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials and scientists are in a race against death. It is one they must undertake in a cautious sprint. At least two COVID-19 vaccines appear to be nearing readiness. Before doses already on the production line can be distributed, the FDA must approve ...

Even on this Thanksgiving we can be very grateful

Editorial

There is some debate over exactly when the first Thanksgiving was celebrated on our soil. Many trace it to a 1621 celebration in Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. That feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. It was, according to historians, actually celebrated between the ...

Oversight bill must include attentiveness

Editorial

For years, veterans of military service and their families have worried about the Department of Veterans Affairs. News of lengthy wait lists, enormous cost overruns on new facilities and similar outrages was, to say the least, worrisome. It got worse in 2018, when what happened at a VA ...

Vaccines are key in our fight against coronavirus

Local Columns

Ohio, like the rest of the country, is currently experiencing an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases. The number of new cases per day in Ohio has more than doubled over the last three weeks. In short, the trajectory is not good, with not just more cases, but more hospitalizations, more ...

Shutdown directive must be last resort in fragile economy

Editorial

With the coronavirus coming back strong, a number of governors have ordered renewed steps to combat the disease. Most are reluctant to mandate widespread business closings, however. There are very good reasons for that. Our economy may not be able to withstand another blow like that earlier ...

Nurses are heroes and essential to our communities

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: One of the most monumental figures in my life is my Auntie Mar. I was the youngest of five and was being raised by a single mother. My Auntie Mar was a superhero in my life in helping buy school clothes for five kids, sending cards for every holiday, and taking us to the movies. ...

A hearty welcome to our area’s new bishop

Editorial

Welcome to our diocese, Bishop-elect David Bonnar. We are pleased to have him join the fold! We are especially pleased at the timely appointment, given that we had been led to believe it might have taken several months for the selection of our new religious leader. Bonnar, 58, has been ...