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Editorials

Partners in education

It takes partners from all sectors to provide our children with educations that go beyond the reading, writing and arithmetic we expect. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Longaberger Family Foundation are providing more than $35,000 in funding awards for counties across our region to ...

Make the most of tax holiday

With this school year just ended, it seems a little early to be thinking about the end of summer and the start of the 2024-25 academic year. But for families who plan summer spending as carefully as possible in anticipation of next year’s expenses, Gov. Mike DeWine had some important news ...

Protecting Ohio’s children

Within the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is the Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse. In its most recent report, we learned 2023 saw an increase in the number of Buckeye State children who went missing. In fact, more people of all ages went missing last year — 22,374 total (an increase of ...

Phones and education

With the passage of Ohio House Bill 250, lawmakers sent a strong message about the importance of protecting students from the harm done by constant access to cellphones during the school day. Now, as each school district is required to come up with a policy of its own, the state has unveiled ...

Time to help save lives

As the American Red Cross continues to get creative in enticing donors to give blood, its newest promotion may be the perfect fit for those willing to roll up their sleeves between now and June 9. Lovers of the video game Tetris may be willing to attend a blood drive over the next couple of ...

DNC right to surpass lawmakers

After dawdling and playing absurd political games for long enough, Ohio lawmakers seemed Tuesday to have finally allowed the Democratic National Committee to get out ahead of them on the issue of whether President Joe Biden will be on the November ballot. The DNC announced it plans to ...