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Opinion

Being ready for the November election

Editorials

County election boards throughout Ohio did a superb job in handling the April primary election. So did hundreds of thousands of voters. Perhaps political science professors already have started writing books about the election process this year. If not, they will. COVID-19 has made the ...

A message to all Ohio 2020 grads

Columns

At this time of year, thousands of Ohio students would normally be walking across stages in auditoriums, gyms and arenas to proudly accept their high school, college, or graduate school diplomas. With graduations canceled this year, students and their teachers, friends, and families will miss ...

Today is a different kind of Memorial Day

Editorials

Today is different. It is a Memorial Day unlike any of those in the past. There will not be any red, white and blue full splendor public services. No parades, no formal placing of the wreaths and no speeches in front of crowds honoring those who served and died. There will not be any sounds of ...

Government’s ability to spy on citizens must be curbed

Editorials

Unanimity over how much power intelligence agencies should have to pry into Americans’ personal affairs has disappeared with reports during the past few years of unconstitutional invasions of privacy. Victims have ranged from high-ranking government officials down to millions of other ...

Thanks to the Washingtonville VFW

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the families of some Leetonia School students we want to express our gratitude to the members of the Washingtonville VFW. A handful of students are planning on attending the 2021 presidential inauguration and the donation from the VFW to each student is extremely ...

Congrats to 2020 Class during difficult times

Editorials

This is the time of year when we typically use this space to send praise and congratulations to high school graduates for their hard work and dedication. Yes, we do that today, but we know this year is different. This year, we honor students not just for their 12 years of dedication and focus ...

Thoroughly probe insider trading claims

Editorials

Nearly every American has suffered financially from the COVID-19 epidemic. At least 36 million of us were laid off from our workplaces. Even those still on the job have seen their retirement savings decimated. But a few people — those who had some forewarning of the economic havoc to come ...

Precautions essential as daycares, camps open

Editorials

Ohio parents are likely breathing a sigh of relief knowing Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered daycare centers and kids’ day camps will be cleared to reopen May 31. That is, of course, important to those who will be able to go back to work this summer and need reliable, safe child care. But safe is ...

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, ...