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Opinion

Honoring the memories of those dying on 9/11

Editorial

Today marks the 19th anniversary of one of the most horrific days in the history of the United States. Yes, it has been that long ago already. Since 19 isn’t a nice round number like — say, five or 10 or 20 — used to widely commemorate anniversaries, you might not hear or read as much ...

Stop haggling, ensure deal does have credit insurance

Editorial

Among popular Christmas season activities during recent years has been finding the Elf on the Shelf. The stuffed toy, about 12 inches long, delights children who wonder where in the house he or she may be hiding. Thanks to COVID-19, a good place to start looking for the Elf this year would be ...

Ohio lawmakers must not delay the repeal of HB6

Editorial

Local state legislators Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-Bazetta, and Rep. Michael J. O’Brien, D-Warren, wasted no time getting to work to repeal the nuclear bailout bill that adds surcharges to every Ohio electric bill after allegations of bribery and political favors came to light recently. But so ...

U.S. workers will overcome challenge

Editorial

Yesterday was a Labor Day that for many was a holiday not worth celebrating. Too many of our family members, friends, neighbors and in some cases, former co-workers are in trouble. Plenty of room remains for pride in what working men and women accomplish, however. Reflecting upon it gives us ...

Don’t delay on mail-in ballot

Editorial

Ohioans have a fail-safe method of reacting to warnings about problems with mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election: Don’t delay. Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office is mailing applications for mail-in absentee ballots to every registered voter in Ohio. You most likely have received ...

How to get things done: Nap

Editorial

People often ask me how I manage to get so much done with my many obligations to career, community, art, philanthropy and family. My pat answer over the years has been: “I neglect the family.” Ha-ha, so true. But that is only out of necessity, since they have multiplied like rabbits, ...

Timely release of school COVID details critical

Editorial

Ours has been called the “Information Age.” Within hours of a Hollywood celebrity opining on politics, we know about it. Even local news travels at the speed of light; we hear how our high school football team did minutes after the fourth-quarter clock hits zero. But if Ohioans want to ...

Show will go on if we follow guidelines

Editorial

Ohio is taking more steps toward returning to a new normal as Gov. Mike DeWine announced a plan for reopening performance venues. Concerts, plays, musicals and other stage performances will be an entertainment option again, with some modifications. We should be used to that by now. It is no ...

Army veteran: War now is against COVID-19

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I am a very old Army veteran who didn’t say I had a foot bone spur — as Trump did — to not to serve his country. I am sure all of our brave servicemen who have fought in many wars to defend our country would all say I’d gladly wear a mask and do safe-distancing. ...