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Editorials

An ‘All-of-Above’ energy plan is vital

Precisely what President-elect Joe Biden has in mind for an energy policy will not be known until after he takes office on Jan. 20. Unless we miss our guess, it will be only a matter of weeks after that before we are given good clues to his plans. Much of the relief outgoing President Donald ...

Make COVID-19 battle a goal for the New Year

Much of 2020 was like stopping on the curb before crossing a street, looking carefully both ways, then stepping out — and then getting hit by an airplane — as one observer who somehow held onto a sense of humor put it. It was not a good year for most people. Millions remain unemployed ...

Make COVID-19 battle a goal for the New Year

Much of 2020 was like stopping on the curb before crossing a street, looking carefully both ways, then stepping out — and then getting hit by an airplane — as one observer who somehow held onto a sense of humor put it. It was not a good year for most people. Millions remain unemployed ...

Work of three senators helped head off politics

For months, Americans’ pleas for Congress to give us more financial help in coping with COVID-19 have fallen on political ears — much worse than merely deaf ones — in Washington. Exactly why lawmakers were unable for so long to agree on a second CARES Act is open to debate. Republican ...

Ohio school funding reform vital in 2021

It was in 1997 that the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the state’s system of funding public education was unconstitutional. Since then, attempt after attempt to come up with an adequate replacement has come up short. High hopes were expressed for a solution late last year, but General Assembly ...

US response to hack must be powerful

What is being called the SolarWinds hack of tens of thousands of private and government networks may have been the most serious digital invasion of the United States ever, those with knowledge of the situation have said. It may take years to repair the damage, they add. As many as 18,000 ...

Have a happy day and wonderful year

For most of us, today will be another day for family, friends, merriment and more good food. Beverages too, probably. Or perhaps you had too much of that last night into this morning. Too much food too, maybe. Just like the Christmas and Thanksgiving seasons, New Year’s day provides ample ...

Have a happy day and wonderful year

For most of us, today will be another day for family, friends, merriment and more good food. Beverages too, probably. Or perhaps you had too much of that last night into this morning. Too much food too, maybe. Just like the Christmas and Thanksgiving seasons, New Year’s day provides ample ...

Be smart and sober as a New Year arrives

The message is one we feel obliged to repeat this time each year. There are some people across our country, across our state and across our own area who will awaken today with a brand new year in the offing helped along with a drink or more. There will be so much promise and anticipation for ...

Racial disparity in infant mortality rate concerning

During 2019, the number of white infants who died in Ohio was the lowest in a decade. The number of Black infants who perished that year was higher than in 2018. That is a tragedy. It is unacceptable. Health care and public policy officials in Ohio have struggled for years to reduce infant ...