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Opinion

It is time to reopen America

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The danger has passed, the curve has been flattened, peaked, plateaued and is on the decline. Given the dire forecast models that our leaders were faced with at first drastic measures were the correct course of action. Thanks to those measures the hospitals and medical system ...

Try looking at past tragedies and hardships

Letters to the Editor

o the editor: As we watch the evening news and the talking heads present us with the doom and gloom that this virus is causing us in 2020, I’m sure we all feel more than a little concerned. After all we are watching — according to everyone from “entertainment ,” talk show hosts and ...

Trump supporter: Keep your dreams strong

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Everyday this president is working to help the hospitals get their supplies. Just look what we need for New York, California and others. Why are we getting our supplies from China? Why can’t Americans make things here? All this is red tape that Obamacare put on the hospitals ...

Not a big fan of Jules Witcover

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In reference to the letter to the editor on Thursday, April 16, by Dot Herbert in response to the letter by Ronald J. Price on April 8 regarding columns by Jules Witcover, I could not agree more that every person is entitled to their own opinions and views. But there is a huge ...

US should reinstate ship’s commander

Editorials

Capt. Brett Crozier should be reinstated to his command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy’s top brass are recommending. His removal raises questions about what triggered it in the first place — and whether the military did an acceptable job of protecting servicemen ...

Help out the small colleges too with aid

Editorials

Can there be any doubt Harvard University will not be hurt severely by the COVID-19 epidemic? Hint: Harvard has more than $40 billion in endowment funds. Yet, until public exposure shamed Harvard officials out of accepting $8.6 million in federal aid through the CARES Act, the university was ...

Wife laughs off man’s pleas to end their long marriage

Editorials

DEAR ABBY: I have a problem I can’t fix. I have been married for 54 years. For the last 20 we have slept in different bedrooms. I get no affection from my wife, and everything has to be her way. We no longer have anything in common except our children and grandchildren who, for the most part, ...

Remote learning teaching us some important lessons

Editorials

An early step most states took in dealing with the novel coronavirus epidemic was closing public schools. That was wise for the good of both students and those to whom the children, perhaps not showing symptoms, might have transmitted COVID-19. Many, probably most, school systems already had ...

Keeping schools closed is prudent

Editorials

Gov. Mike DeWine is eager to get the state’s economy moving again in a measured manner. He has cautioned there may be setbacks in the effort to keep COVID-19 from spreading. On Monday, he took a giant step to avoid that: DeWine announced public schools in Ohio will remain closed for the ...

Earth Day reaches 50th anniversary

Editorials

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 which led to the Kent State shootings and four dead students and others injured. — A ...