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Opinion

Balanced energy policy is needed

Editorials

Fans of “alternative energy” — more on the quote marks in a moment — have begun worrying aloud about President Donald Trump’s aversion to wind power. They fear it will affect federal energy policy. It should not, of course. You may remember that under the previous administration, ...

Oversight needed on state contracts

Editorials

Using government initiatives meant to help members of minorities to earn a quick, shady buck is not an uncommon practice. It is uncovered from time to time all over the country. It should not be tolerated in Ohio. Last week, state Inspector General Randall Meyer released a report critical ...

More is needed to keep tobacco away from teens

Editorials

It has been suggested by some that the current scare over e-cigarettes is overblown. Though hundreds of Americans have been hospitalized with respiratory ailments linked to “vaping” and a few have died, calls to ban the products are not realistic, critics say. But there is a valid, ...

Lower abortion rates come as good news

Editorials

No doubt recent news about abortions will become a political football within days. It ought to be viewed as one of the great public health triumphs of the past few decades. Abortions have become less common in the United States than at any time since they became legal, through a U.S. Supreme ...

Maintaining a strong economy is the challenge

Editorials

Keeping economic growth going can be tougher than kick-starting it in the first place. With the nation’s unemployment rate at historic lows — better than ever for some segments of the workforce — the challenge now is to maintain the pace. Most Federal Reserve Board members recognize ...

Who stands as the real enemy of climate change?

Editorials

Curious, is it not, that the major industrial power doing the most to battle climate change is the target of the bulk of criticism regarding that concern? With a new general session of the United Nations under way, multiple world leaders are citing worry about a range of issues. In fairness ...

Improve health of women, children

Editorials

Ohio still has work to do — just as much as this time last year, as a matter of fact — when it comes to the health of women and children. According to data released by the United Health Foundation, Ohio is unmoved from its spot at 32nd in the nation on the 2019 America’s Health Rankings ...

The Kavanaugh smear campaign continues on

Editorials

Last year, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh faced confirmation hearings that at times seemed more like an inquisition than an effort by senators to get at the truth. In the end the fact Kavanaugh had been subjected to a purely partisan assault became clear when the full Senate voted on his ...

Some information about MSSA

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I think a lot of individuals are unaware about the MSSA Super Walk coming up on Saturday, Sept. 28, and a lot more people uninformed about who the MSSA is. MSSA stands for Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency. We are a 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT agency, providing services to those ...

JOBS Act would provide shorter-term assistance

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you, Senator Portman, for authoring bipartisan legislation called the JOBS Act. The JOBS Act would allow low-income students to use Pell Grants for shorter-term training programs. Community colleges around the country have made this legislation their number one ...