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Editorials

US census data is needed now not later

Ohio has seen some success after it sued the U.S. Census Bureau for delaying the release of data needed to redraw political districts and make other governmental decisions. Census Bureau officials now say they will release the data earlier than planned … but in an “outdated format.” They ...

Lawmakers make right move on student testing

In an unusual show of solidarity, Ohio lawmakers have done something important for the state’s students and teachers, who are still on shaky ground after more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will have extra time to take state-mandated tests; and juniors and seniors can ...

Don’t restrict solar, wind plans in Ohio

Ohio lawmakers are considering Senate Bill 52 and House Bill 118, which would create a referendum process on certificates for large wind and solar facilities, before they go before the Ohio Power Siting Board. Though the pretense is that such a measure is good, because it would place ...

Have a glorious and happy Easter weekend

Good morning and a very glorious and happy Easter weekend to all of you. It is a special time for sure. Yes, let the Easter season be glorious and happy despite all that we have endured since last spring and will continue to do so. This will all ultimately pass. No matter the hardship there ...

Build Back Better one step at a time

Most of us think of infrastructure as something physical: bridges, roads, pipelines, power lines and the like. President Joe Biden says he wants to expand that dictionary definition to include workers, families and people — and therefore to include schools, and housing, for example. That ...

Despite new legislation HB 6 still needs to go

We were pleased to see House Bill 128’s passage in Columbus, a bill that includes language to repeal parts of the controversial nuclear bailout bill that added fees to all Ohioans’ electric bills. HB 128 passed the Ohio House last Thursday by a vote of 89-0. It passed the Ohio Senate ...

Delaying mail is not an acceptable plan

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has an interesting plan for fixing the struggling U.S. Postal Service: lower expectations. In discussing an expected $160 billion loss for the agency over the next decade, DeJoy said he plans to slow mail delivery standards and cut hours at some post ...

Ohio residents deserve to get money’s worth

Ohio residents want to know they are getting their money’s worth, whether it be on a shopping trip or when sending their hard-earned tax money to Columbus. According to researchers at WalletHub, there are a few areas of concern, on the state government front. In its report “Best and Worst ...

Help those who have yet to get vaccinated

Ohioans are witnessing the next phase in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and it is an exciting time. Gov. Mike DeWine continues to expand access. Monday he authorized health departments and other vaccine providers to give shots to anyone over age 16, if they are not able to fill appointment ...

State sees some success after suing Census Bureau

Ohio has seen some success after it sued the U.S. Census Bureau for delaying the release of data needed to redraw political districts and make other governmental decisions. Census Bureau officials now say they will release the data earlier than planned ... but in an “outdated format.” They ...