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Opinion

A sane approach to energy

Editorials

Radical environmentalists sometimes defend their stance by pointing out some large utilities support a shift away from coal-fired electric generation, in favor of so-called alternatives such as wind and solar power. But not everyone in the business agrees with the war on coal waged by former ...

Weinstein unchecked for too long

Editorials

As the floodgates opened for a tidal wave of sexual assault allegations against former movie magnate Harvey Weinstein this week, quite a few in the entertainment industry have some explaining to do. It appears that Weinstein’s sexual predation was an open secret among many in Hollywood and ...

Be prepared for fire emergency

Editorials

This week, Oct. 8-14, has been National Fire Prevention Week — a time set aside to honor our firefighters and review fire safety procedures. Sponsored annually by the National Fire Protection Association, this year’s theme, — “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” — focuses on ...

Where we stand

Letters to the Editor

Editor: A little over a year ago a spotlight was shining brightly on our city from around the world. The secret of opioid addiction was no longer. The city administration and police department decided to take a stand against heroin and opioids like no one ever had. Releasing the photo of that ...

Countries must help themselves

Editorials

Developed nations probably could do more to alleviate hunger and illness in third-world countries. But blaming ourselves solely for every outbreak and famine that occurs simply is not honest. Dr. Peter Salama, head of the United Nations’ World Health Organization, engaged in a bit of ...

Keep the CHIP bill clean

Editorials

Few members of Congress seem to disagree that federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program should be continued. It serves an estimated 8.9 million youngsters whose parents have moderate incomes, but not low enough to qualify for Medicaid coverage. A bipartisan bill extending ...

ECOT not a political issue

Editorials

With all the issues over which Democrats and Republicans should be doing battle in Ohio, it is a puzzle why some have chosen to focus on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. There is no good reason for any disagreement about ECOT. ECOT is an entirely online institution which is among charter ...

A yes vote

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The Lisbon Cemetery Board has a renewal levy on the November ballot this year. I firmly believe that it is in the best interest of all Lisbon residents to vote yes on this issue. The cemetery board members work very hard, along with the workers they employ, to keep our cemetery ...

Let reason guide the debate

Editorials

The massacre in Las Vegas will spark a furious debate in America. How can we as a people not wonder what, if anything, could have been done to prevent an attack that claimed at least 59 lives and wounded more than 500 other people? Knee-jerk reactions will abound. Some will say nothing less ...

Not good medicine for Ohio

Editorials

Issue 2 on the November election ballot in Ohio sounds good. But that is the problem with the so-called “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.” It only sounds good. The proposal’s premise is that it would save taxpayers tons of money by requiring that state agencies and those receiving funds from ...