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Editorial

Learn from educational responses to virus crisis

Many school districts and individual teachers have contingency plans for classes to be interrupted for a few days. We doubt more than a handful had strategies for the current situation, in which the last couple of months of school for millions of students was canceled. There is evidence many ...

Every state should follow test guidance

Once the grim tally of deaths from COVID-19 is finalized — sometime later this year, we hope — there is little doubt it will be clear that nursing homes are the coronavirus’ favored killing grounds. To most public health leaders, that already is obvious. In some states, most of the ...

Remembering the D-Day sacrifices

One of the greatest military achievements ever occurred three-quarters of a century and a year ago today. Code named Operation Neptune and usually referred to as D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history began on the shores of Normandy, France. D-Day was a massive invasion of Allied ...

And still another evil drug emerges

Long after COVID-19 is just a bad memory, substance abuse will remain a scourge in across Ohio and our very own region. Years from now, the death toll from it will dwarf the number of fatalities from the virus. We were reminded of the insidious evil of drug abuse last week, when state ...

Play it safe when you are on water

The warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine of spring mean that local residents will again be turning to the outdoors for recreation. Among the most popular activities area residents use to enjoy the spring and summer are boating and fishing. Both are fun ways to spend an afternoon, but both ...

Demand Taliban must steer clear of terrorism

While we Americans were paying tribute to our fallen heroes during Memorial Day weekend, Muslims here and abroad were marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Even in Afghanistan, there was a pause in hostilities between government and Taliban forces. It came as U.S. and Taliban ...

Trusting Ohioans with self-policing

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

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 ...

Annie Glenn did her own kind of soaring

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

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 ...