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Opinion

Lauds recent letter writer for his message

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to thank and respond to Robert Spaite for his letter to the editor (May 4). In my opinion, I think it should be reprinted in bold type and maybe someone who should have read it, and needs to read it, might spot it the second time around. I don’t know Mr. Spaite’s ...

Supports rights and freedoms of the individual

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m a big fan of personal liberty and self-governance. I also value my health and that of those around me. I believe we don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. It doesn’t make sense to me that the prescription for this virus should be one that assaults liberty, ...

Let’s not forget Armed Forces Day

Editorials

Today is a day of recognition that often flies under our special days/holidays radar. Especially with Memorial Day beckoning followed by Flag Day, Father's Day and the big bang of July 4th. But Armed Forces Day should get our attention — and respect — today. Armed Forces Day is celebrated ...

Mobile ‘hotspots’ could connect the underserved

Editorials

Remember bookmobiles? If you are of a certain age, you may. They were the large vans many libraries used to employ to serve residents of rural areas. More widespread access to personal vehicles and, of course, limited funds prompted the abandonment of many mobile libraries — but the idea may ...

A letter to Governor DeWine

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter was sent to Gov. DeWine... Dear Governor DeWine, As you have seen, our public schools have stepped up to the pandemic challenge.  Schools have completely overhauled how they are teaching our students.  Some did this in as little as 48 hours!  For the most part, ...

Fed aid aimed at virus should not be used for other shortfalls

Editorials

Ohioans received very bad news about the state government budget last Tuesday. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, state revenue for the fiscal year to date has been nearly $750 million below what had been expected, Gov. Mike DeWine reported. Kudos to DeWine and legislators, however, for spending ...

Senate Bill 1 provides opportunity for people’s voice during a crisis

Columns

Yesterday (May 6), Senate Bill 1 passed within the Ohio House of Representatives. As a member of the State and Local Government Committee and as your state representative on the House floor, I voted to support the legislation along with many of my colleagues. Because of this, I want to be very ...

Remember mom Sunday on her very special day

Editorials

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. We offer all moms our heartfelt happy Mother's Day wishes. Along with roses, hugs and smooches on their cheeks for all the good moms out there — from the first-time mothers to elderly moms who realized that being a parent did not end when a child became an adult. ...

State employees need a harsher punishment

Editorials

Wouldn’t it be nice if government officials were as conscientious about ethics as they seem to be inventive about trying to skirt the rules? Ohio Inspector General Randall J. Meyer’s office reported last week that about 40 state employees and some legislators accepted a free charter boat ...

State employees need a harsher punishment

Editorials

Wouldn’t it be nice if government officials were as conscientious about ethics as they seem to be inventive about trying to skirt the rules? Ohio Inspector General Randall J. Meyer’s office reported last week that about 40 state employees and some legislators accepted a free charter boat ...