Student loan relief will play a role in campaigns


Many people successful in their life’s pursuits are where they are today because of educational opportunities afforded by federal student loans or grants. Those former students should be forever grateful for having had the opportunity to grow up in a free nation with abundant educational ...

New ideas make big difference for Ohio


Ohio lawmakers have been right, over the past several years, to pay attention to our state’s burgeoning brewery business. Now, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is celebrating the 400th licensed craft brewery in the state — the Guernsey Brewhouse in Cambridge. According to the OCBA there ...

There is no quick, easy inflation cure


If it seems as though Ohio’s economy is grinding to a slow slog, you’re not imagining things. Among other indicators, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose released data that show new business filings in the state decreased by 20% from March to April 2022, and 30% from April 2021 to April ...

Principals made right decision for athletes


Remember your high school years? Remember your decision-making abilities, and how little you understood about what the future might hold? Fortunately, it seems as though Ohio’s high school principals remember them, too, perhaps helped along by their daily exposure to the ups and downs of life ...

Animosity emerges between Vance, Ryan

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J.D. Vance and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan clearly are not impressed by each other. During interviews I recently conducted with Vance, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Ohio, and Ryan, his Democratic opponent, they both sort of dismissed each other. “I see him as a fraud,” Vance said of ...

Early reading program helps kids get head start


In an era where we all should be finding ways to grow our children’s access to reading and learning as possible, Ohio is experiencing a victory. Country music superstar Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, in partnership with the Ohio Governor’s office, is thriving — and that means more ...