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Editorials

Open conversations crucial to prevent gun violence

It happened again. A man walked into a school and killed children and teachers. Again. It has happened often enough in this country that we are becoming desensitized to the death of 19 innocent children and two of their teachers — this time in Texas. Our outrage becomes political and ...

Don’t let ticks ruin summer

It may seem a small matter — in some cases, a very small matter — but this year could be a banner year for an irritating and potentially dangerous parasite: ticks. Ohio State University Extension experts say both the tick population and therefore the diseases they spread are on the rise in ...

New ideas make big difference for Ohio

Ohio lawmakers have been right, over the past several years, to pay attention to the Buckeye State’s burgeoning brewery business. Now, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is celebrating the 400th licensed craft brewery in the state — the Guernsey Brewhouse in Cambridge. According to the ...

Inflation has no quick, easy solution

If it seems as though Ohio’s economy is grinding to a slow slog, you’re not imagining things. Among other indicators, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose released data that show new business filings in the state decreased by 20% from March to April 2022, and 30% from April 2021 to April ...

Principals made right move for athletes

Remember your high school years? Remember your decision-making abilities, and how little you understood about what the future might hold? Fortunately, it seems as though Ohio’s high school principals remember them, too, perhaps helped along by their daily exposure to the ups and downs of life ...

Do what you can to help others

Higher prices are affecting all of us. There’s no escaping it. But for some, inflation has meant hunger — and the food banks that might normally be there as a safety net are feeling the pinch, too. “In the last few months, with this increase in inflationary pressures, we’re seeing 95% ...