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Editorials

Veterans Administration pick must restore trust

Should he be confirmed, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs has a LOT of work to do to restore trust in the agency — and to do right by the men and women it serves. Some readers are familiar with are familiar with headline-making issues such as the ...

Repeal unconstitutional state income tax rule

Some leaders of cities across our state and the Ohio Municipal League are arguing against attempts to change income tax laws that allow cities to collect tax from those working remotely, outside city boundaries. But state Sen. Kristina Roegner of Akron maintains workers should not be forced to ...

Time running out for repeal of HB 6

For months, there has been widespread agreement in the Ohio Statehouse that House Bill 6, enacted in 2019, was a bad idea. It authorizes payment of about $1 billion in subsidies to energy companies, including nuclear and solar power interests, over a period of years. Electric customers would ...

Christmas words for my merry little gentlemen

A rousing Christmas morning to all! Heartfelt greetings for the very old to the very young. This would include my father who has been on this blessed planet of ours as of today for some 35,712 days and counting. Give or take a Leap Year day. That covers all or parts of a dozen decades. This ...

Have a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to kids everywhere who tonight will squeeze tightly their eyes and strain to hear reindeer footsteps on the rooftop. They will finally fall asleep in a bed full of warmth and full of dreams. And Merry Christmas to all of us who wish we could still believe in a Santa ...

Gov. DeWine should sign this bill into law

We have come a long way in recognizing that mental illness, even if it results in abhorrent behavior, does not mean a person is ill — or sometimes even capable of resisting violent impulses. Ohio law has not kept up with our understanding. Ohio legislators recognize that. They have approved ...

Give the general some respect but vaccine oversight is needed

Hundreds of thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine expected by residents of and officials in many states will not be arriving as soon as we had been led to believe. After a few days of confusion — and finger pointing — about the shortfall, U.S. Army Gen. Gustave Perna fell on his sword a ...

Reject purely punitive police spending cuts

Reforming law enforcement agencies where the stain of bigotry remains a threat to the public is important. We have no doubt the vast majority of men and women in the profession agree with that. But hamstringing them is not the answer. It not only discriminates against good police officers, it ...

Corporate drug pushers persisted

It seems difficult sometimes to keep up with all the lawsuits against drug companies without a scorecard. But the more we learn about the truly evil practices in which some engaged, the more it seems the punishment cannot be too harsh. A bipartisan congressional report issued this past week ...

Nuts and all, enjoy your shopping time

“It’s going to be nuts!” That was the succinct, declarative observation of someone planning to shop this weekend. The Christmas shopping countdown is down to six days. Crunch time is here. Literally. The final weekend before the big day has arrived. Decent weather should accommodate ...