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Editorials

Cheers & Jeers

CHEERS to the Belmont County Senior Services staff for securing a $350,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Aging to support its expanding nutrition programs. Many local seniors rely on those services. JEERS to the large number of municipal and township offices that went unfilled in the ...

Ohioans expected more

Three years ago, Ohio voters overwhelmingly said they wanted a constitutional amendment to create a bipartisan commission to redraw political boundaries each decade. Monday, that commission decided not to do its job. Members of the commission are Gov. Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Frank ...

Address fraudulent claims

When taxpayer dollars started gushing out of Washington, D.C., with the onset of efforts to mitigate the economic damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic, not everyone who took advantage of the flood had good intentions. Here in Ohio, an audit of the Department of Job and Family Services showed ...

Auditors must earn trust

States rely on their auditors to be the guardians against fraud, waste, abuse and opacity when it comes to how the public’s money is spent. Delaware residents have reason to be worried, after state Auditor Kathleen McGuiness was indicted recently on public corruption charges including ...

Doing the right thing

We know state governments have been pulling out all kinds of tricks to entice residents to save lives by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. But now the American Red Cross is so desperate to encourage people to save lives by donating blood that they, too, are getting creative. It may not be a ...

Get to the polls and vote

Tuesday is a very important day for our communities — it is Election Day. During the general election, area residents have the opportunity to choose council members, mayors, school board members and township trustees, as well as other government officials such as fiscal officers. In ...