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Editorials

Talk about mental health

It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. An estimated 26% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. The conversation around mental health and suicide needs to change. One caring conversation really can make all the ...

The sounds of safety

National Fire Prevention Week just concluded, and in observing the occasion, Ohio’s state Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon suggested we should all “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” One could be forgiven for asking what fire safety sounds like, but Reardon makes a good point. “It’s ...

The role newspapers play

This week marks National Newspaper Week, a chance to step back and highlight the important role newspapers play as a community forum for news, sports and human-interest stories of everyday life. We Americans enjoy a vigorous, vibrant press, like no other in the world. For more than two ...

Get back on track with health

As guidelines for stemming the spread of COVID-19 were handed down last year, one of the first steps hospitals took was to reduce the number of in-person visits and elective procedures they provided. For many, that included common, annual tests and screenings. It is time to get back on ...

State prison reform needed

Managers and supervisors who work for private employers know the full weight of responsibility that can fall on them when an employee does not properly do a job. But in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, that message appears not to have been made as clear. In fact, in ...

Banning books a bad plan

The annual Banned Books Week has come and gone, but it is still important to consider the concept and its ramifications year-round. The annual event celebrates the freedom to read. Though one would hope we have become more enlightened and such an event has become less necessary over time, ...