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Editorials

Limb loss and limb difference observed

There are some important observances highlighted during the month of April. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is each April. Children’s Services in our county placed pinwheels at the square in Lisbon. Each designates an abused local child. Pretty to look at are the pinwheels but sad to ...

Earth Day reaches its 52nd anniversary today

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 including the Kent State shootings resulting in four dead students and others injured. — ...

Act quickly to put bridge money to use

Last week, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the amount of money to maintain bridges under the jurisdiction of counties and municipalities will more than double, to $92.5 million for each of the next five years. We can thank the federal infrastructure bill for that inflow. “Essentially, what ...

We can’t forget the small businesses

t has been more than two years since federal officials began calling for American-made personal protective equipment to help us combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses all over the country pivoted to answer the call … or tried to, anyway. But the struggles they have faced since then ...

Nonprofits also being affected by inflation

Soaring inflation is a pain in the wallet — not just for individuals, but for the nonprofits that depend on the generosity of those individuals for donations to keep doing their good work. According to a report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, price and wage increases are making it harder ...

Consider registering as an organ donor

April being designated as National Donate Life Month serves as a reminder that it’s important to consider registering as an organ donor. It’s likely you know someone who has received a transplant, whether it was a heart, a liver, a kidney or a cornea. And while those operations can be ...

Wishing all a glorious, 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 of late — the inflation, lingering COVID effects and the ramifications of a war on the other side of the ...

Circus is an apt word for process

U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-7th Dist., made a surprise announcement last week as he declared he was retiring because of “the circus” over the redrawing of Ohio’s congressional district maps. Gibbs had been a Trump recruit, and the former president praised Gibbs as a strong ally of his ...

Ohioans must embrace changing jobs landscape

Humans are stubborn creatures. Many of us are uncomfortable with change. In our anxiety about an evolving jobs landscape and reluctance to move away from the jobs that sustained our communities for generations, we forget just how far we have come — in a relatively short time. But a Stacker ...

We must stay vigilant in the face of hatred

We see with frightening frequency the damage done as people have felt freer to express their hatred — sometimes violent — of other human beings in recent years. An example out of Columbus last month is horrifying. A security guard at Columbus Torah Academy, a K-12 modern orthodox Jewish ...