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Editorials

Help is available for local Domestic Violence victims

You may have seen the purple signs cropping up around the area announcing that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with a phone number that people can call if they are a victim or know someone who is. That there even is a Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a sign of progress. ...

Learn what the sounds of fire safety really are

Saturday wrapped up National Fire Prevention Week, and in observing the occasion, Ohio’s state Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon suggested we should all “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” One could be forgiven for asking what fire safety sounds like, but Reardon makes a good point. “It’s ...

Enough with the luring of a small number to get vaccines

Instead of using the state’s COVID-19 relief funds to educate the public about ways to stay safe from COVID-19 or to provide relief from COVID-19, our governor once again is insisting on using the funds to benefit a minimal number of Ohioans in hopes of luring them into getting vaccinated. ...

Observing National Newspaper Week

This is a special week for those of us in the print industry. It is National Newspaper Week. Sponsored by the Newspaper Association Managers, it’s a week that has been set aside for the past 81 years to recognize the service of newspapers and their employees and what they mean to the ...

We should all have an access to a right to read

An event was observed by some this past week that few of us likely were aware of. But it isn’t too late to get enlightened about it. Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. Though one would hope we have become more illuminated and such an event has become ...

Guard may be called again for pandemic aid

Ohioans know they always can count on the National Guard in a variety of emergencies — floods, tornadoes, pandemics … bus driver shortages. Actually, the shortage of school bus drivers is a result of the pandemic. In the Euclid City School District, for instance, 25 percent of bus drivers ...

Biden’s pie in the sky speech at United Nations

As President Joe Biden spoke before the United Nations General Assembly last week, he had a lot on his mind. From a pandemic to human rights and social justice issues; from climate change to the end of a 20-year war, Biden talked about the world being at an “inflection point in ...

Parents, children all need financial literacy

For many young people, technology and the internet are a comfortable space, while for older generations they can still be strange and a little frightening. But when those young people become too comfortable with their gadgets and apps, it opens the door for poor decisions if a child has not ...

Report: Fewer jobs in Ohio now than before pandemic

Anyone who has driven past many businessed in our communities can tell you there are plenty of “Now Hiring” signs in front of businesses seeking qualified applicants for open positions. But even with that evidence of available jobs, a Policy Matters Ohio report confirms something many had ...

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is taking advantage of the opportunity to ask residents to “Prepare to protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” FEMA, the Ohio EMA and ReadyOhio are asking families to work toward weekly ...