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Opinion

Stimulus money middle ground needs to be found

Editorial

Policymakers at the state and federal level have a conundrum on their hands. While trillions of dollars are being handed out to boost our economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, some are beginning to wonder if all that stimulus hasn’t reached the point of doing more harm than good ...

Remembering our Armed Forces on this special day

Editorial

Today is a day of recognition that often flies under our special days/holidays radar. Especially with Memorial Day beckoning followed by Flag Day, Father’s Day and the big bang of July 4th. That is, presumably with the ongoing easing of the COVID restrictions. But Armed Forces Day should get ...

Stand together against child sexual assault

Editorial

It is a horrible commentary on our society that we must carry reports nearly every day about cases of sexual abuse that victimize our area’s children. For their own perverse benefit, adult men — and sometimes women, too — steal the innocence of society’s most vulnerable, leaving them to ...

Strengthen Ohio’s sex crime laws

Editorial

Some Ohio lawmakers are trying again with legislation that would eliminate any time limit for filing charges regarding criminal and civil sex crimes. The bill would also get rid of spousal exemptions for rape, sexual battery and other sex crimes. “Justice for victims of sexual assault should ...

Lack of action by Hancock County Commission

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: July 1, 2016, the Hancock Commission refused to renew the Animal Shelter Operation contract with a nonprofit which had operated the county shelter for over 20 years. They immediately requested a legal opinion from the W. Va. Attorney General’s Office regarding legal rights ...

Nurses want change

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Every year, between May 6 and 12, National Nurses Week recognizes the important work of nurses. As a local nurse, it’s nice to receive the recognition. A pat on the back here, a pizza party there, and maybe little trinkets that attempt to say, “thanks for all you do.” ...

Primary election voters support majority of levies

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Voters across Ohio approved 68% of the school tax issues on the 2021 primary election ballot. The passage of 50 of 73issues marked a small uptick from the 2020 primary election, when voters approved 63 of 99 school tax issues for a passage rate of 64%. Fifty percent of new ...

Second Chance Act proves worthwhile

Local Columns

Spring is a time of new beginnings, so it is a fitting time to hold up those who have started new lives of meaning and purpose after being convicted of a crime and serving their time. Helping formerly incarcerated individuals overcome their past mistakes and reenter society as productive ...

What truly matters is each other

Local Columns

Are white Americans being discriminated against? Some might be aghast at the idea that one might have such a thought, and, considering the historic discrimination that people of color have endured throughout American history, some might dismiss the thought as a foregone conclusion. However, I ...