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Editorials

Women continue to be affected by economic challenges

While the United States continues to fight surges in COVID, businesses struggling and unemployment all at the same time, a reminder has popped up that we as a country still are not doing right by a subsets of citizens — and particularly women within that group. A study from Policy Matters ...

Thank you for another Sternwheel Festival

With the final booms still echoing in ears, the Sternwheel Festival has drawn to a close, putting to bed another year of fun celebrating the iconic boats and the Ohio River. With this being the 45th year of the festival, it’s important to remember that without the work of the Ohio River ...

Don’t make Ohioans dependent

Last week, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took an important step in ensuring state government is not actively creating a burden for itself (and therefore Ohioans) when he asked state Attorney General Dave Yost to take legal action to reverse the Biden administration’s decision to withdraw the Buckeye ...

Redistricting commission had better get to work

Remember Ohio’s redistricting commission — the one that seemed from the outset not to understand the sense of urgency in getting done the job with which they had been charged? Well, they blew their Sept. 1 deadline to redraw the Buckeye State’s political map. Though no one who observed ...

Thanks to everyone for fair

As the Washington County Fair winds up, now is a good time to think about all the work that went into putting such an event together. A round of applause should go to the Washington County Fair board members and officers for putting in the work that goes into planning the event, especially in ...

Thank the farmers for their work

Local residents already know it is hard to beat a meal prepared using ingredients purchased at our local farmers’ markets, or directly from our wonderful family farms, but Ohio officials have joined forces with a group of other Midwestern states to remind everyone eating local provides more ...