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Opinion

First responders make a difference

Editorial

The life-saving efforts of our first responders often is taken for granted until they are experienced first-hand. The men and women who serve in our area’s police departments, fire departments and emergency medical services spend their entire careers training and learning new skills so they ...

Sex crimes must not be swept away

Editorial

It has been just two years since the #MeToo movement came on the national stage. Its founder and others concerned about sexual assault and harassment worry that the issue has been sidetracked by candidates for president next year. #MeToo founder Tarana Burke is doing something about that. She ...

Demand better care for all of our veterans

Editorial

If allegations against the Department of Veterans Affairs are valid, Congress should take a hard look at the approximately $220 billion in taxpayer dollars the VA requested from this year’s budget. A department that cannot be trusted even to verify whether it is hiring people who are ...

Thanks and Spanks

Editorial

THANKS, writes a reader, to Craig Stowers and his brother for repainting the school bus shelter and guardrails located on W. 9th St. A young man named Tony repainted the sign on the building. It’s great to know we still have people in our community who still has pride in our city. Great job ...

Vote “Yes” to end traffic cameras

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: As Americans, we all know and remember the famous words of Thomas Jefferson found in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by the Creator with certain inalienable rights." Sadly, many ...

Providing SUPPORT against the opioid addiction scourge

Local Columns

As a member of the Presidential Task Force on Opioids, I’ve witnessed firsthand President Trump’s commitment to address and eliminate the scourge of opioid addiction. It’s no secret that Ohio, particularly Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, has been hit particularly hard by the opioid ...

Ohio schools, communities focus on bus safety this week

Local Columns

COLUMBUS—Every day in Ohio 800,000 children ride more than 15,000 school buses between their homes and schools. School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of Ohio’s children, and National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 21-25, serves as a reminder for students, parents, ...

Tragic death should be a teachable moment

Editorial

If there’s anybody that understands teenagers making mistakes, it’s my mom and me,” John Schafer said last week. “If it was truly just some kids that didn’t know any better or were just being stupid kids, and not anything more than that, I think my mom would understand.” But ...

Don’t let automaking future slip by in our area

Editorial

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is vowing an “all-electric future” when it comes to new automobiles. To get there, GM has been wading through a restructuring plan in attempts to raise cash to help develop 20 electric models that it plans to sell worldwide by 2023. Organized labor has ...