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Opinion

Making limits to proposal clear

Editorial

Talk about red flags: Reaction to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposal to reduce violence may be raising a gigantic one in the minds of Ohio residents concerned about personal liberties. Among DeWine’s recommendations is that people with severe mental health problems, dependent on drugs or ...

Voters do their part in ‘purge’

Editorial

Possessing the right to vote carries with it responsibilities as well as a great privilege. During the past few months, more than 40,000 Ohioans have recogized and acted upon that. Like chief election officers in many other states, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has recognized the need ...

Vaping concerns with our youth

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: There has been quite a bit of news about vaping. Its popularity has grown in use, especially with our teens and preteen children. Even though there are not many completed studies with these products at this time, health officials and the CDC are now reporting many severe lung ...

Upset with blacktop job on SR 170

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I must be the dumbest person in the world . I always thought that new blacktop was to make roads better not like we ended up with on state Route 170. Where were government inspectors that were suppose to watch out for taxpayer money? Used to be contractors raised manholes ...

Preventing suicide among our children

Editorial

Public schools already are overwhelmed with mandates requiring them to devote time and resources to special initiatives. Now, the Ohio House of Representatives wants middle and high schools to do more to prevent suicide among children. Do we really need that? Judge for yourself: Suicide is ...

Liverpool Township official endorses trustee

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I am sending this letter of endorsement on behalf of Trustee Keith Burke, of Liverpool Township, who is competent, efficient, and honest. I have spent the last 24 years serving the Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals for Liverpool Township, both of which are ...

U.S. must prioritize mining to win clean energy race

Local Columns

Right now, the United States and China are competing to capture the production of advanced energy technologies like solar panels, electric cars, and lithium-ion batteries. And unfortunately, China is winning. The hard truth is that China has already captured much of the renewable energy ...

Intimidating those active in politics not acceptable

Editorial

Attempting to intimidate people who are taking active parts in politics is not acceptable. Period. It appears to be happening in some areas of Ohio, however. A bill signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this year is at the root of the problem. Known as House Bill 6, the measure will ...

Balanced energy policy is needed

Editorial

Fans of “alternative energy” — more on the quote marks in a moment — have begun worrying aloud about President Donald Trump’s aversion to wind power. They fear it will affect federal energy policy. It should not, of course. You may remember that under the previous administration, ...

Trustees urging support of road equipment levy

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: The Yellow Creek Township Board of Trustees along with the fiscal officer are supporting the "purchase and maintenance of road equipment levy." This is a 2-mill renewal levy for five years. We are encouraging all voters of the township to do the same on Nov. 5. "No Increase ...