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Editorials

Using fireworks responsibly

A new law probably sounds like great news to many Ohioans who like to celebrate holidays such as July 4 with a bang. For others, though, it may literally be a nightmare. The new legislation, which takes effect next month, allows Buckeye State residents to discharge fireworks legally on ...

Watch latest outbreak

It’s easy to understand why President Joe Biden has said cases of monkeypox in Europe and the United States are something “to be concerned about.” After all, hindsight made it easy to criticize the failure to take seriously and act quickly on COVID-19. But Biden added the concern would ...

Following a new lead

Young people are taking the initiative on all kinds of important issues these days — thank goodness. It is a shame they feel as though they have to, but we are fortunate they are so determined. Among recent efforts is a new education bill in Ohio, inspired by three Olentangy Liberty High ...

Learning back on track

Education experts worried, as the start of the COVID-19 pandemic sent students into remote learning across the country, how those students would be affected. There was genuine concern that pandemic-related learning loss could affect students for the rest of their academic careers. It turns ...

Protect foster children

We know Ohio is struggling with the increased demand on its public children’s services agencies and foster care system. But an investigation by WBNS in Columbus shows the problem is more horrifying than most could imagine. According to a report, 128 children have died in the custody of ...

Enjoying fair season

Our region’s county fair season gets into full swing Monday, when the Harrison County Fair opens in Cadiz, renewing a tradition that goes back to 1846. County fairs have a rich tradition of offering something for just about everyone. Whether you enjoy seeing the displays presented by young ...