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Opinion

Referees need a law to keep safe

Editorials

Ohio lawmakers are still working on pending legislation in the General Assembly that would make assaulting an Ohio referee a crime punishable by fine or community service hours. To be clear, assaulting a human being is already a crime in Ohio. But perhaps that’s problem. Too many choose not ...

Aisha’s Law must be heard in Columbus

Editorials

In light of the investigation into the death of Gabby Petito, who died from strangulation, there has been a push once more in Ohio for Aisha’s Law. Named after Aisha Mason, an Ohio teacher who was murdered by her ex-husband, the House Bill would make strangulation a felony in the Buckeye ...

Global energy crisis could leave Americans in the lurch

Columns

Lately, Americans have been watching the news with concern. That’s because tight global supply chains are causing shortages for many everyday products. And at the same time, energy prices are rising dramatically, with supply failing to meet the demands of economies reemerging from the COVID ...

Praising Ohio State for securing research funds

Editorials

Federal dollars are the lifeblood of academic research institutions, and when it comes to the field of medicine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services uses its National Institutes of Health to send grants and other funding to institutions of higher learning where great discoveries ...

Make a difference and help save a life

Editorials

It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. But those with mental health issues are not alone. An estimated 26 percent of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. The conversation around mental health and suicide needs to change. In ...

Human trafficking remains a serious problem in Ohio

Editorials

For three years now, Ohio law enforcement agencies have teamed up to conduct human-trafficking stings. But this year’s effort turned out to be the largest in state history — Operation Ohio Knows. State Attorney General Dave Yost said 51 potential human-trafficking victims were helped, and ...