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Editorials

New ODH system must be as fast as possible

Better late than never, as the Ohio Department of Health announced this week it will retire the manual reporting system it had been using to provide what it claimed was a real-time death toll from COVID-19. Readers will recall that system was blamed last month for the undercounting of more than ...

Need to help small biz with ongoing changes

As members of Congress consider another stimulus , a report out of Ohio last week should give them some sense of urgency. According to an Alignable A1 Revenue Poll, 51 percent of Ohio’s small businesses said revenue expectations will fail to meet their needs by the end of March. Without more ...

New financial tool will help our children

Parents wondering how they can teach their kids to be smart about their financial independence have a tool in Ohio that just got a little bit better. Treasurer Robert Sprague and the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are partnering to expand the Real ...

It is never too late to right a wrong

It’s difficult for each of us to see our own shortcomings. It’s also true we often fail to see or acknowledge the shortcomings of our nation. We are raised to believe — and we do believe — we are a nation built upon principles of fairness, equal rights and opportunities for all, and ...

A simple seat belt likely saved Tiger

Everybody knows “Tiger.” The world in on a first-name basis with him. Even those who don’t know a five-iron from a skillet iron know who he is: regarded by many as the best golfer in the history of that sport. He grew from phenom to a statesman for his sport. His brand is everywhere. He ...

Funding fixes must not harm Ohioans

We have entered the time of year when faults in our roads and bridges are more obvious than ever. Ice and salt don’t help matters. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (Ohio Council) the state’s infrastructure is only getting worse, with improvement efforts hampered by the ...

Broadband bill would improve online access

We urge Ohio Senate approval of a bill that would help improve broadband internet access to unserved or underserved areas of Ohio. The bill passed overwhelmingly last week in the Statehouse by a vote of 91-5. It now needs passage from the Senate and the governor’s signature to become ...

A shout out to all our unusung winter heroes

Many of us stayed home and away from the cold and the ice last week. We didn’t have to do battle with the elements, the frigid temperature. We are the lucky ones. There does come a time, though, when we should all be grateful for the public and private workforce who work to keep our roads ...

Overdoses worse than ever before

If the COVID-19 pandemic has made you feel as though the virus is the overwhelming challenge for Ohio, you are not alone. Most people have pushed the state’s other woes to the backs of their minds. But coronavirus is not the only deadly plague raging through the state, and it is time we ...

Overdoses worse than ever before

If the COVID-19 pandemic has made you feel as though the virus is the overwhelming challenge for Ohio, you are not alone. Most people have pushed the state’s other woes to the backs of their minds. But coronavirus is not the only deadly plague raging through the state, and it is time we ...