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 ...

Campus safety vital to a successful school year

Letters to the Editor

The return of students to the Washington State Community College campus always brings a vibrant energy, and perhaps even more so this year. With everything we’ve endured over the past 19 months, I was excited to see students back in our classrooms, our library busy with activity, and our ...

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 ...

Contract process re-explained

Local Columns

We read Mr. Garrison’s letter in Saturday’s paper. It was half true. Half true is often the same as false. True, a vote on the superintendent’s new contract was not on the Aug. 23 meeting agenda. But the executive session to discuss offering a five-year renewal contract was on the ...

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 ...