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Editorials

Self examination time

Supporters of bills such as Ohio House Bill 322 and 327 are often in the same circles as those who love to wail about “cancel culture” when they believe some of the more vile parts of their “heritage” aren’t receiving the respect they deserve. It is pitiful, then, to watch them push ...

Don’t forget south, east Ohio too

Ohio residents, particularly those of us in coal country, know full well the economy is transitioning around us. What we hope for is that such a transition will not be forced in a way that sacrifices those who spent their lives — powering a nation and feeding their families — in vilified ...

Inconsiderate drivers lead to aggressive behavior

By this point in 2020, there had been 407 deaths on Ohio’s roads. This year there have been 507. So what is to blame for the horrifying increase in the number of deadly traffic crashes: OVI? distracted driving? Not exactly. “A lot of the problems we are dealing with is not only the ...

Matamoras Minute: The Cunningham family

The Matamoras Area Historical Society and its museum are located at the intersection of Main Street and Ohio State Route 7. The man who had the structure built was R.H. Cunningham. He had served in the Civil War and came home with a plan for his future. Robert Henry Cunningham was born in 1844 ...

Federal food aid critical for local workers, seniors, economy

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, provides basic food help to about 19,000 different people each month across its 10-county service area. More than one in four people we serve are seniors. Even as we continue to see historically long lines at the ...

Go get the shot now

Remember how hard Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration pushed to get the number of vaccine doses he believed Ohio needed delivered to the state? Remember his plea that if we could just get the vaccines and get them into arms, the Buckeye State could begin to put this terrible plague behind ...