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Opinion

5K Run and Walk a success

Letters to the Editor

The 11th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Memorial 5K Run and Walk was held on May 29, 2021. The event was a huge success because of the many run/walk participants, business sponsors, and assistance from local businesses, city government and other individuals. We are extremely grateful to ...

We all need help navigating aging challenges

Local Columns

It’s hard to believe that we have already gotten through May. Families are celebrating graduations, planning vacations and slowly moving to a world after COVID-19. While there are many things to look forward to, we are ever cautious about moving too quickly. The pandemic situation is still ...

Deadly days of summer

Editorials

Warm sunny days are on the horizon, and Buckeye State safety officials are gearing up for the “100 deadliest days of summer,” according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend there is an “increase in vehicular crashes and deaths.” Not a ...

Washington County would like to be on the radar

Editorials

“Any time Columbus cares about this part of the state, it’s when we’re pumping oil out of the ground.” Though that might be an exaggeration, Washington County Commission President Kevin Ritter has a point. “They tend to forget about this part of the state,” he said. “If there ...

Race, QAnon and the rise of escapism

Letters to the Editor

On a day when the US is reeling from yet another mass shooting in San Jose, CA; we learn that our local State Representative Don Jones (R), has nothing better to do than put forth a bill in the Ohio House, that he says “protects children from having to examine or be blamed for errors made in ...

Remember those who have fallen

Editorials

Each year, Americans view Memorial Day as an unofficial beginning to the summer — an excuse to open the pool, grill out and take a little break with a three-day weekend. Sure, plenty remember the real reason for the observance, but for most, that moment of gratitude for those who lost their ...