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Opinion

Don’t listen to all of the vaccine myths

Editorial

Dr. Clay Marsh has been part of the effort that led West Virginia to be a leader in trying to fight the spread of COVID-19 and in distributing the vaccine that might help us one day turn the corner in that fight. Mountain State residents have come to trust him as he talks us through the ...

Need to help small biz with ongoing changes

Editorial

As members of Congress consider another stimulus , a report out of Ohio last week should give them some sense of urgency. According to an Alignable A1 Revenue Poll, 51 percent of Ohio’s small businesses said revenue expectations will fail to meet their needs by the end of March. Without more ...

New financial tool will help our children

Editorial

Parents wondering how they can teach their kids to be smart about their financial independence have a tool in Ohio that just got a little bit better. Treasurer Robert Sprague and the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are partnering to expand the Real ...

Focus the Capitol riot probes on prevention

Editorial

Missed intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders’ failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. That’s what officials in charge of security are reporting. This past week, officials pointed a lot of fingers at various federal agencies ...

A simple seat belt likely saved Tiger

Editorial

Everybody knows “Tiger.” The world in on a first-name basis with him. Even those who don’t know a five-iron from a skillet iron know who he is: regarded by many as the best golfer in the history of that sport. He grew from phenom to a statesman for his sport. His brand is everywhere. He ...

Seeking help to feed the children

Editorial

West Virginia’s Department of Education has been in overdrive for almost a year trying to figure out how to both educate and otherwise care for the kids who fall under the public schools’ umbrella. Among its highest and most important ongoing priorities was to figure out how to keep ...

Broadband bill would improve online access

Editorial

We urge Ohio Senate approval of a bill that would help improve broadband internet access to unserved or underserved areas of Ohio. The bill passed overwhelmingly last week in the Statehouse by a vote of 91-5. It now needs passage from the Senate and the governor’s signature to become ...

A shout out to all our unusung winter heroes

Editorial

Many of us stayed home and away from the cold and the ice last week. We didn’t have to do battle with the elements, the frigid temperature. We are the lucky ones. There does come a time, though, when we should all be grateful for the public and private workforce who work to keep our roads ...

Overdoses worse than ever before

Editorial

If the COVID-19 pandemic has made you feel as though the virus is the overwhelming challenge for Ohio, you are not alone. Most people have pushed the state’s other woes to the backs of their minds. But coronavirus is not the only deadly plague raging through the state, and it is time we ...

Veterans have earned the right to be served

Editorial

Ohio veterans should be able to expect the state Department of Veterans Services will fulfill its responsibilities to those who gave up so much for our country. Yet more than 160 veterans are on waiting lists for the state’s two nursing homes for veterans, in Georgetown and Sandusky. Nearly ...