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Editorials

New tech helps in fight against child predators

Among the very worst evils in our world is sexual abuse of children. But many of the predators engaged in it have an enemy powerful enough to strike fear in them. Operating far enough under the radar that we doubt many people have heard of it, an organization in Boca Raton, Florida, has a ...

Racism within government agencies needs punished

Overwhelmingly, we Americans are not bigots. It grates on us to be accused of tolerating “systemic” racism. Then we read or hear about situations such as one last year at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Here, in case you missed it, is part of The Associated Press report on the ...

Patriotism, heroism still alive in the US

Many Americans worry that traditional values such as patriotism and true heroism are becoming rare in our nation. Hershel “Woody” Williams is a living argument to the contrary. Williams ought to be holed up at his home in Ona, West Virginia. At 97 years of age, he is well within the ...

Real Americans find any kidnapping plot appalling

If the authorities are correct in their allegations against a group accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the 13 men ought to be viewed with a mixture of horror and disgust. Real Americans do not attempt to change either society or government by force. Those who do so ...

Repeal of House Bill 6 needed to return trust

Ohio legislators are right to be furious about the way they were manipulated into taking $150 million per year out of their constituents’ pockets to benefit two nuclear power plants. In July, federal authorities arrested former state House of Representatives Speaker Larry Householder and ...

State Controlling Board could be utilized for relief

Though the federal government does not seem anywhere near a second round of coronavirus aid, Ohio lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine — perhaps because they are closer and paying more attention to the situation — are working on an aid package that should soon deliver some relief to Ohio ...

Johnson merits our vote of confidence

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has represented the state’s eastern counties so well since 2011 that the last time he was on the ballot, in 2018, he won nearly 70% of the vote. That is a whopping vote of confidence in Johnson — and he has earned it. An Air Force veteran who retired as a ...

Judge did right with census edict

Knowing how many people live where in the United States is more than a matter of satisfying curiosity or writing books on demographics and geography. The Census conducted every decade has enormous ramifications. How about $1.5 trillion in federal funding is doled out to localities and states, ...

SCHOOL NOTES

Tuition Mission scholarships EAST LIVERPOOL — The Tuition Mission Foundation (TMF) is announcing its tuition award recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year. TMF serves college-bound students in seven school districts in eastern Ohio (Beaver Local, East Liverpool and Wellsville), western ...

Rules must be followed to keep election integrity

There is one safe bet regarding the upcoming presidential election: If vote totals in any of the states are close, there will be controversy over how ballots were handled. That will be so whether President Donald Trump or Joe Biden appears to have the edge. Ballot battles are nothing new, of ...