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Opinion

Trusting Ohioans with self-policing

Editorial

As operations at Ohio businesses, including restaurants, bars, retailers and now gyms, salons and others are permitted to resume amid a “flattening curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic, many residents are eager to get out of the house, albeit with new restrictions. The guidelines spelled out by ...

Being ready for the November election

Editorial

County election boards throughout Ohio did a superb job in handling the April primary election. So did hundreds of thousands of voters. Perhaps political science professors already have started writing books about the election process this year. If not, they will. COVID-19 has made the ...

A message to all Ohio 2020 grads

Local Columns

At this time of year, thousands of Ohio students would normally be walking across stages in auditoriums, gyms and arenas to proudly accept their high school, college, or graduate school diplomas. With graduations canceled this year, students and their teachers, friends, and families will miss ...

Annie Glenn did her own kind of soaring

Editorial

Annie Glenn was far more than just the wife of a hero. Her own courage and determination shown brightly, too. Glenn, 100, died last week of complications from COVID-19. Upon learning of her passing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine summed her up well: “She represented all that is good about our ...

Summer school may aid students who fell behind

Editorial

Many public school districts are ending the academic year early or plan to do so, The Associated Press reports. In some, use of distance learning via online tools has been pronounced a disappointment. But come August and September, when American children return to school in person — we hope ...

Today is a different kind of Memorial Day

Editorial

Today is different. It is a Memorial Day unlike any of those in the past. There will not be any red, white and blue full splendor public services. No parades, no formal placing of the wreaths and no speeches in front of crowds honoring those who served and died. There will not be any sounds of ...

Government’s ability to spy on citizens must be curbed

Editorial

Unanimity over how much power intelligence agencies should have to pry into Americans’ personal affairs has disappeared with reports during the past few years of unconstitutional invasions of privacy. Victims have ranged from high-ranking government officials down to millions of other ...

Congrats to 2020 Class during difficult times

Editorial

This is the time of year when we typically use this space to send praise and congratulations to high school graduates for their hard work and dedication. Yes, we do that today, but we know this year is different. This year, we honor students not just for their 12 years of dedication and focus ...

Trump supporter addresses columnist

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I read an article by Connie Schultz asking us how we are now after three years of President Trump. The article was very anti-Trump with no facts. So Connie let me tell you I am after three years. I am someone who is thankful that the president loves this country and cares about ...

Thoroughly probe insider trading claims

Editorial

Nearly every American has suffered financially from the COVID-19 epidemic. At least 36 million of us were laid off from our workplaces. Even those still on the job have seen their retirement savings decimated. But a few people — those who had some forewarning of the economic havoc to come ...