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Editorials

Celebrating safely

A tradition that is a highlight of fall is under way as area high schools celebrate their homecoming events. Students get the chance at this early point in the school year to enjoy the company of their friends, family and alumni during one of the more memorable events of the school ...

Deadly trends in Ohio

Ohio is becoming a more deadly place to live, according to data from the state health department and analyzed in a report by the Ohio Capital Journal. In 2021, there were the highest number of fatal overdoses, gun deaths, homicides and motor vehicle fatalities in the past 15 years. It was also ...

Reverse economic trend

Buckeye State residents are not imagining things when it seems as though our economic woes are leaving us behind the economic rebound we are told is happening across the country. A report by the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies shows Ohio’s poverty rate is 12.7%. That is 0.8% ...

Revise redistricting

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor used her last annual judiciary speech to say the Buckeye State’s efforts to curb gerrymandering are not working and voters must once again amend the constitution to take politics completely out of the process. “Now I’m not going to ...

Check for unclaimed funds

Ever do a load of laundry and notice a few shiny coins at the bottom of the washing machine, then exclaim “Finders, keepers?” It’s hard to resist, isn’t it? Fortunately, the folks at the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Unclaimed Funds don’t employ the same philosophy. ...

Halting child trafficking

Parents have plenty to worry about these days, as technology and social media have made many things better, but have made other problems much more difficult to solve. Our community is fortunate to have law enforcement agencies who work through the Southeastern Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force ...