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Opinion

Standardized testing should be administered

Editorials

It has been suggested that because of COVID-19 upheaval, America’s students and educators should be given a break from standardized testing this year. That is precisely why the tests should be administered this year. Before you begin calling friends to join the mob demanding my head on a ...

Being inventive can be hazardous

Editorials

There is a reason “Yankee ingenuity” is recognized throughout the world. We Americans have a reputation for identifying challenges and devising ways to overcome them. Use your head if you decide to come up with a home remedy, a way to stretch supplies such as those of food — or any ...

Equipment deficit shows vulnerability

Editorials

At President Donald Trump’s urging, the United States is adding a sixth branch — the “Space Force” — to our armed forces, in order to defend the vast region beyond our atmosphere. Perhaps we should be thinking of inner space, instead. Throughout the nation, public health officials ...

Stop hoarding protective masks

Editorials

As health care professionals risk their lives all around us because they lack personal protective gear, we continue to see people out in public — often clearly on non-essential trips — wearing face masks. There have been reports of people buying large quantities of them. If you have the ...

Be patient — and keep your distance

Editorials

How many times, over the years, have we been old by doctors, “You have a virus. There’s no real treatment. You will just have to suffer through it.” A virus, according to dictionary.com, is an ultramicroscopic, metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells ...

Grocery stores doing the best they can

Editorials

There are a lot of businesses and workers who are performing vital services during this coronavirus crisis. Grocers are chief among them. Grocery stores and those who carry groceries among their offering such as the big box stores are experiencing the same chaotic days as similar stores all ...

This is not the time for politics

Editorials

Should Gov. Mike DeWine have called the Ohio General Assembly into session last week to decide whether the state’s primary election should have been delayed? Of course. Should Secretary of State Frank LaRose have left it up to lawmakers to set a new date for the election? Probably. But ...

Guidance from County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board

Editorials

With news of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak everywhere, many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Children react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents ...

Evil-doers taking advantage of virus

Editorials

Evil never allows a good crisis to go to waste. So it is with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Already, U.S. Customs agents have seized a shipment of counterfeit COVID-19 test kits, shipped to Los Angeles International Airport from the United Kingdom. Someone decided to make a killing — ...

State vehicles need to used properly

Editorials

Elected officials walk a fine line between public appearances required by their jobs and appearances that turn out to be campaign stops. In Ohio, a newspaper’s investigation revealed a few state officials who appear to have done a bit of scrambling to ensure they did not step over that ...