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Editorial

Education is better than incentives to promote shots

The last round of giveaways that cost taxpayers millions and millions of dollars in an effort to entice Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccine did little to achieve their goal. Now, our governor says he’ll be moving forward with yet another incentive program, this one offering an increased number ...

Workers emerging from homes show weight gains

Workers who emerged from pandemic-induced work-from-home situations (or outright unemployment) to return to workplaces this spring and summer may not have been as trim and healthy as they were 18 months ago. According to an American Psychological Association survey called “Stress in ...

Gupta right choice for U.S. drug czar

It seems incredible, but should Dr. Rahul Gupta’s nomination to become new director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy be confirmed, he will be the first physician to serve as our nation’s “drug czar.” President Joe Biden has leaned on Gupta already, as an adviser on ...

Let schools, not state, control mask policies

Ohio Senate Bill 209 is another in a long string of bizarre attempts by state lawmakers to insert control at the local level, where it does not belong. SB209 would prohibit schools from requiring anyone — teacher or student — to wear a mask in a public education setting. It would also stop ...

This ODOT plan riding on its rims

Ohio’s Department of Transportation recently unveiled its plan to boost walking and biking as transportation options for Ohioans. The pitch is that adopting these methods of transportation will save billions of dollars. An Associated Press report on the plan, which has been in development ...

Lead pipe problem in Ohio isn’t going away

Last week, the National Resources Defense Council issued a report that there are still 650,000 lead pipes delivering water throughout our state, making Ohio the second worst in the U.S. for number of lead pipes still in use. (Illinois is worse with 730,000). That’s a problem. Acidic water ...