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Local Columns

Affordable, reliable broadband critical to economy, job growth

Over the last two years, Congress has put in place pro-growth policies that are growing our economy, creating jobs and raising wages for families across Ohio. Ohio’s unemployment numbers are low and wages are up overall. Yet, I’ve also seen firsthand that parts of Ohio haven’t ...

The JOBS Act will connect Ohioans to good-paying jobs

With the help of new pro-growth policies like tax reform and regulatory relief, the economy is growing and many businesses across the state are expanding their operations and putting “workers wanted” signs in their windows. We are experiencing both job gains and the strongest wage growth ...

Let Trump’s love of Fox News work for us

If you’ve wondered how to get the president’s attention on issues near and dear to you, just ask United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green or former Ohio Sen. Capri Cafaro. They seem to have figured it out. Here’s a hint: Fox News. You know by now that President Donald Trump ...

Examining Ohio’s 2018 concealed-carry report

Even though we are well into March, reports that cover 2018 continue to be issued by government agencies and other organizations. One of those that was issued was the annual concealed-carry report from Ohio Attorney General David Yost. It showed that during the past year, sheriff’s ...

General Motors, don’t walk out on Lordstown

Ohio has stood by General Motors. Now General Motors needs to stand by Ohio. GM recently announced plans to lay off its final shift of workers and close its Lordstown, Ohio, plant in March 2019. This comes after GM announced earlier this year that it plans to build the new Chevy Blazer in ...

Put aside distractions when you are driving

You may not be interested in a biology lesson, but the workings of the brain need to be understood so you can get a good grasp of the term “distracted driving” and why it is so important to keep your attention – and your eyes – on the road and your hands on the steering wheel. The ...

ELO: One year later

A little over a year ago, a spotlight was shining brightly on our city from around the world. The secret of opioid addiction was no longer. The city administration and police department decided to take a stand against heroin and opioids like no one ever had. Releasing the photo of that boy ...

Get outside, and Poke around!

Pokemon Go, have you heard of it? Last summer the “augmented-reality cellphone game” was the talk everywhere, not only in this country, but around the world. People — adults and children — were seen walking aimlessly around neighborhoods, city streets, businesses and landmarks focused ...

A fond farewell

I am writing to share that my time at The Review has come to an end. I have accepted another position and have exited my job as a desk editor. It has been my pleasure to serve the public behind the scenes of the city’s daily newspaper. It was a treat to get to occasionally write and share ...

Life in the Shadows

Greta Goblocks cautions parents not to avoid uncomfortable questions posed by children. Last week, Wooly asked her to explain the world’s oldest profession. Mrs. Goblocks answered that it simply referred to a “woman who labors in the dark.” Two days later, Wooly announced to everyone at ...