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Editorial

Recovery: What it means to those most affected

Today, I hope you all have had a very nice Christmas Day and your family and friends remembered their masks and socially distanced around your Christmas Tree. I chose to look at my closing statement from a year ago, and obviously forecasted the wrong future when I stated: “wishing you and ...

Christmas words for my merry little gentlemen

A rousing Christmas morning to all! Heartfelt greetings for the very old to the very young. This would include my father who has been on this blessed planet of ours as of today for some 35,712 days and counting. Give or take a Leap Year day. That covers all or parts of a dozen decades. This ...

Have a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to kids everywhere who tonight will squeeze tightly their eyes and strain to hear reindeer footsteps on the rooftop. They will finally fall asleep in a bed full of warmth and full of dreams. And Merry Christmas to all of us who wish we could still believe in a Santa ...

Gov. DeWine should sign this bill into law

We have come a long way in recognizing that mental illness, even if it results in abhorrent behavior, does not mean a person is ill — or sometimes even capable of resisting violent impulses. Ohio law has not kept up with our understanding. Ohio legislators recognize that. They have approved ...

Reject purely punitive police spending cuts

Reforming law enforcement agencies where the stain of bigotry remains a threat to the public is important. We have no doubt the vast majority of men and women in the profession agree with that. But hamstringing them is not the answer. It not only discriminates against good police officers, it ...

Corporate drug pushers persisted

It seems difficult sometimes to keep up with all the lawsuits against drug companies without a scorecard. But the more we learn about the truly evil practices in which some engaged, the more it seems the punishment cannot be too harsh. A bipartisan congressional report issued this past week ...

Nuts and all, enjoy your shopping time

“It’s going to be nuts!” That was the succinct, declarative observation of someone planning to shop this weekend. The Christmas shopping countdown is down to six days. Crunch time is here. Literally. The final weekend before the big day has arrived. Decent weather should accommodate ...

‘Tis the season for giving — and taking

‘Tis the season. So many of us get into the Christmas spirit of revelry and giving to those we truly care for and love. Sadly, for some this is not a season of giving but of taking. This includes those wanting to break into vehicles in store parking lots to hoist merchandise. It includes ...

If you prefer online shopping, keep it local

It is no fault of billionaire Jeff Bezos that COVID-19 is the grinch who stole Christmas from many people in our communities. Bezos did not bring the virus to our country. We have no hesitation in suggesting that if he could end the epidemic by spending his entire fortune, he would do ...

Pandemic creating a different inauguration Day

What if you built an expensive, elaborate reviewing stand for a parade, and then on the big day, it overlooked an empty street? That is the question both President-elect Joe Biden and incumbent President Donald Trump must answer in just a few weeks. Inauguration Day for American presidents has ...