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Opinion

We should fear the ‘Coronavirus Effect’

Local Columns

By MIKE MYER You may have heard of “the butterfly effect.” The late Edward Lorenz, an American mathematician and meteorologist, suggested it some years ago. His illustration focused on how a tiny atmospheric change caused by a butterfly flapping its wings could alter the timing an course ...

Let’s exercise caution along with some common sense

Editorial

On Saturday officials in Ohio said 12 men and 14 women ranging in age from 31 to 86 have tested positive for the coronavirus. That was twice the number announced on Friday. Seven people were hospitalized, and 264 people were being tested for COVID-19. There have been no reported deaths in the ...

Thank you for supporting the Fleming House

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: On Saturday, March 7 the Fleming House of Family Recovery Center in Lisbon hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. The event was to assist in raising funds to benefit the women and children who reside in the housing units. Overall, the fundraiser was extremely successful, not ...

Michael Bloomberg’s defeat

Letters To The Editor

To the editor:  Imagine the bitter disappointment Mike Bloomberg must now be experiencing after his dismal performance in the Super Tuesday primaries. Except for the American Samoa caucus, he did not see a single first-place outcome. During his brief campaign, this Democrat spent enough to ...

End dependence on China for key metals

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As the recent presidential debates have shown, many in Washington are eager to move forward on a renewable energy future. Policymakers are already considering wider production of electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels. But there's a problem. The United States currently produces only ...

U.S. Rep Bill Johnson has earned your vote

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Few public officials are as deserving as U.S. Rep Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, of proclaiming that they have earned our votes. Johnson’s record in Congress is one of staying in touch with constituents to know what their concerns are — then acting decisively on them in Washington. Johnson serves ...

Government-controlled health systems not the solution

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: As the 2020 election season ramps up, health care has been front and center. While some presidential candidates argue over whether "Medicare for All" or "the public option" is the better proposal, in reality, either of these government-controlled systems would be detrimental to ...

Harvey Weinstein may be going to prison for a long time. Good. His years of victimizing women should be punished. Last week in a New York courtroom, Weinstein was found guilty of rape and sexual assault against two women. He is to be sentenced, to as long as 29 years in prison, on March 11. He faces similar charges in California. For many years, the powerful, wealthy film industry executive got away with preying on young actresses and those aspiring to careers in entertainment. That has come to an end. But what of the other evildoers involved in the situation? The men and women in the entertainment industry who knew about Weinstein — but did nothing to stop him? Will the #MeToo movement stop with Weinstein? Will he be considered enough of a sacrifice to divert attention from his enablers? Let us hope not. If crimes were committed by those who knew about Weinstein but did nothing, they should be prosecuted. If their offenses did not rise to the level of crimes, they still should be punished by others in the entertainment industry. Will that happen? Not if history is any guide. And that means there will be other Harvey Weinsteins in the future.

Editorial

Harvey Weinstein may be going to prison for a long time. Good. His years of victimizing women should be punished. Last week in a New York courtroom, Weinstein was found guilty of rape and sexual assault against two women. He is to be sentenced, to as long as 29 years in prison, on March 11. ...

March is ‘National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month’

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When you think of the most common cancers, skin, breast and lung cancers typically come to mind. But it may surprise you that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed and second deadliest cancer (when men and women are combined) across the country. As a member of the Prevent ...

Abuse victims need protected at all costs

Editorial

Victims of domestic abuse who are seeking an escape from their situation do not have an easy choice. Fleeing might mean the loss of shelter and financial security — perhaps even the loss of a job, which could prompt the courts to award custody of children to someone else. For some victims, ...