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Opinion

Regardless of outcome, people remain in charge

Editorials

President Donald Trump often shoots verbally from the hip. Many voters like that. Many others deplore it. But Trump, while holding the most powerful office in the world, understands fully that he is bound by certain rules and traditions. One of them is that when we hold an election, the result ...

Don’t hurt those who truly need the benefits

Editorials

It was to be expected that when Congress approved about $3 trillion in emergency aid to Americans hurt financially by the coronavirus epidemic, the criminal element would seize the opportunity for ill-gotten gains. Both as individuals and criminal organizations, they have been doing just that ...

Vote your conscience

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The upcoming presidential election is one of the most important ones in America’s history, as are Congressional races. Regardless of your political views, I urge everyone to cast aside names and personalities, likable or not, and focus solely on each party’s ideology, as ...

This election requires even more oversight

Editorials

There is one safe bet regarding the upcoming presidential election: If vote totals in any of the states are close, there will be controversy over how ballots were handled. That will be so whether President Donald Trump or Joe Biden appears to have the edge. Ballot battles are nothing new, of ...

Mother of 9-11 victim expresses gratitude

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to express my appreciation to both the Evening Review and the Morning Journal for the stories on 9-11-01. I felt that you covered it with journalistic professionalism. Mayor Nancy Murry and Police Chief Wilson did an excellent presentation of the wreath. I was also ...

Community lost an outstanding public servant

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Lisbon area lost a fine public servant recently. Center Township Trustee Kenneth Schreffler set a good example for others to follow. Kenny — husband, father and grandfather —was not political. He performed his duties without fanfare. He inspected township roads, ...

Urgency needed in passing COVID-19 relief legislation

Editorials

Despite an effort by a bipartisan coalition of dozens of members of Congress, agreement on a new COVID-19 relief bill seems no closer than a month ago. More disturbing than the failure of negotiators is what appears to be a willingness to just let the issue go. At least there will be no ...

Get vaccine plan in place for distribution

Editorials

Though there is some dispute over how soon a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the general public, it appears a few million doses may be ready before the end of this year. There is general agreement they should go to the most vulnerable among us. That is older people with pre-existing ...

Ginsburg became an inspiration for many

Editorials

The Notorious RBG, as some admirers referred to her, is gone. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, at 87, of cancer. She was an icon to Americans with certain political positions — a scourge to others. Already, the battle over a successor has become heated, with ideology at ...

Bill protects the blameless from virus-related lawsuits

Editorials

It is human nature to want to blame someone or something for a tragedy in one’s life. It is the nature of some attorneys to seek to capitalize on that by filing lawsuits. COVID-19 has claimed more than 4,200 lives in Ohio. The toll will grow. As it does, so does the likelihood of lawsuits ...