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Opinion

Remembering those we lost during 2019

Editorials

It’s likely that you lost a cultural icon who meant something to you during 2019, whether from the world of politics, art or sports. We were reminded this past year of the importance a single person can make through the loses of a couple of giants from the world of politics in U.S. Rep. ...

Strive to make 2020 a great year

Editorials

We have entered a brand new year. It can be a fresh start for all of us … but there is a lot on the horizon. Choices to be made in 2020 will be monumental — not just for individuals who might be hoping to lose a few pounds or save a little money, but for our nation as a whole. Resolve to ...

Enormous debt plagues the U.S.

Editorials

As we Americans celebrate the beginning of a new decade, we continue to allow a serious challenge to escalate to crisis proportions. It is the national debt — $23.2 trillion as 2020 began. Thoughtful Americans understand the perils of a big national debt. It can increase inflation. It ...

Our New Year message: Don’t Drink and Drive!

Editorials

The message is one we feel obliged to repeat this time each year. There are some people across our country, across our state and across our own area who will awaken today with a brand new year in the offing helped along with a drink or more. There will be so much promise and anticipation for ...

For the sake of others please get a flu shot

Editorials

Haven’t gotten around to getting that flu shot yet? Some of you reading this probably figure that since you are young and strong you would not have any trouble fighting off a bout with influenza? Or, maybe regardless of your age, thinking that since you usually don’t get sick or can’t ...

Rosa Parks statue is deserved recognition

Editorials

We Americans have torn down a lot of statues during the past few years. You know the type: memorials to military and civil leaders of the Confederate States of America. Perhaps it’s time to switch gears and erect a few new statues. Give credit to the people and public officials of ...

Sit back and enjoy the bowl season

Editorials

There was a time not that long ago when the biggest games of the college football season were played on New Year’s Day. Some still are but they are not usually the biggest any longer. That’s changed since the playoff system was established,. But that doesn’t mean that this time of year ...

Broken system to blame for Mount Carmel deaths

Editorials

Lawyers have convinced ten former colleagues of Dr. William Husel that they can win a lawsuit in which they are defending Husel’s actions in the deaths of 25 patients of Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus. According to nine nurses and a pharmacist formerly employed by Mount Carmel, ...

Are you ready for Christmas?

Editorials

A common question around this time of year is, “Are you ready for Christmas?” It can be interpreted in a couple of ways. Sometimes, the query is whether we have all the gifts purchased, decorations both inside and out finished, Christmas dinner food bought and perhaps prepared in advance, ...

If needed, use suits with vaping approach

Editorials

For decades, tobacco companies insisted their product was not hazardous to health. When scientific proof countered that, they maintained their advertising strategies were not calculated to get as many new smokers hooked on nicotine as possible. We know now that all of those protestations ...