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Editorials

Politics holding up relief measure

Partisan politics continues to delay enactment of a new coronavirus relief measure in Congress. Regardless of your political leanings, we know that is hurting millions of Americans. Even emergency action taken by the White House has been affected. After negotiators in Congress deadlocked over ...

Show some compassion for the honest mistakes

About 48,000 Ohioans who received more unemployment benefits than they were entitled to may have to repay the money, state officials say. Often in such cases, over-payments result from claimants failing to report money they received while collecting benefits. Where flagrant, substantial abuse ...

Honoring the memories of those dying on 9/11

Today marks the 19th anniversary of one of the most horrific days in the history of the United States. Yes, it has been that long ago already. Since 19 isn’t a nice round number like — say, five or 10 or 20 — used to widely commemorate anniversaries, you might not hear or read as much ...

Stop haggling, ensure deal does have credit insurance

Among popular Christmas season activities during recent years has been finding the Elf on the Shelf. The stuffed toy, about 12 inches long, delights children who wonder where in the house he or she may be hiding. Thanks to COVID-19, a good place to start looking for the Elf this year would be ...

Ohio lawmakers must not delay the repeal of HB6

Local state legislators Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-Bazetta, and Rep. Michael J. O’Brien, D-Warren, wasted no time getting to work to repeal the nuclear bailout bill that adds surcharges to every Ohio electric bill after allegations of bribery and political favors came to light recently. But so ...

U.S. workers will overcome challenge

Yesterday was a Labor Day that for many was a holiday not worth celebrating. Too many of our family members, friends, neighbors and in some cases, former co-workers are in trouble. Plenty of room remains for pride in what working men and women accomplish, however. Reflecting upon it gives us ...

Don’t delay on mail-in ballot

Ohioans have a fail-safe method of reacting to warnings about problems with mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election: Don’t delay. Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office is mailing applications for mail-in absentee ballots to every registered voter in Ohio. You most likely have received ...

Timely release of school COVID details critical

Ours has been called the “Information Age.” Within hours of a Hollywood celebrity opining on politics, we know about it. Even local news travels at the speed of light; we hear how our high school football team did minutes after the fourth-quarter clock hits zero. But if Ohioans want to ...

Show will go on if we follow guidelines

Ohio is taking more steps toward returning to a new normal as Gov. Mike DeWine announced a plan for reopening performance venues. Concerts, plays, musicals and other stage performances will be an entertainment option again, with some modifications. We should be used to that by now. It is no ...

Clinesmith plot stands as a threat to our liberties

It is more than unfortunate that virtually everything seems to be colored by politics these days. Especially with another election season under way. It also may be hazardous to our freedoms. More and more, it is becoming apparent that a few powerful people in the government broke the law in ...