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Editorials

State employees need a harsher punishment

Wouldn’t it be nice if government officials were as conscientious about ethics as they seem to be inventive about trying to skirt the rules? Ohio Inspector General Randall J. Meyer’s office reported last week that about 40 state employees and some legislators accepted a free charter boat ...

State employees need a harsher punishment

Wouldn’t it be nice if government officials were as conscientious about ethics as they seem to be inventive about trying to skirt the rules? Ohio Inspector General Randall J. Meyer’s office reported last week that about 40 state employees and some legislators accepted a free charter boat ...

Bypass the bureaucracy involved with cure search

Give federal regulators credit for recognizing that the coronavirus pandemic is no time for business as usual. The Food and Drug Administration, in particular, seems to have surgically removed some of the red tape from its process. On Friday, the FDA announced it will be permitting emergency ...

Prepare now to react quickly to a next crisis

“Mission not really of much use” probably is not the slogan those in the military would choose for their genuinely superhuman efforts to help areas such as New York City that have been slammed hard by COVID-19. And in truth, the armed forces have done an excellent, life-saving job. But ...

US should reinstate ship’s commander

Capt. Brett Crozier should be reinstated to his command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy’s top brass are recommending. His removal raises questions about what triggered it in the first place — and whether the military did an acceptable job of protecting servicemen ...

Help out the small colleges too with aid

Can there be any doubt Harvard University will not be hurt severely by the COVID-19 epidemic? Hint: Harvard has more than $40 billion in endowment funds. Yet, until public exposure shamed Harvard officials out of accepting $8.6 million in federal aid through the CARES Act, the university was ...

Wife laughs off man’s pleas to end their long marriage

DEAR ABBY: I have a problem I can’t fix. I have been married for 54 years. For the last 20 we have slept in different bedrooms. I get no affection from my wife, and everything has to be her way. We no longer have anything in common except our children and grandchildren who, for the most part, ...

Remote learning teaching us some important lessons

An early step most states took in dealing with the novel coronavirus epidemic was closing public schools. That was wise for the good of both students and those to whom the children, perhaps not showing symptoms, might have transmitted COVID-19. Many, probably most, school systems already had ...

Keeping schools closed is prudent

Gov. Mike DeWine is eager to get the state’s economy moving again in a measured manner. He has cautioned there may be setbacks in the effort to keep COVID-19 from spreading. On Monday, he took a giant step to avoid that: DeWine announced public schools in Ohio will remain closed for the ...

Earth Day reaches 50th anniversary

The year 1970 was eventful. Consider some notable happenings: — President Nixon ordered U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, which widened the Vietnam War. His decision ignited nationwide riots which led to the Kent State shootings and four dead students and others injured. — A ...