New map making draws skepticism

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Now that the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Republican-drawn state legislative maps are unconstitutional, the question is: How will the Ohio Redistricting Commission, which approved the gerrymandered maps, react? Based on the questionable methods it used to draw the rejected maps, Ohioans should ...

Dr. King’s dream and journey continue today


During recent years, it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. Example: allegations that some law enforcement officers and agencies treat African-Americans differently than whites have brought to the surface complaints that had simmered for ...

Have you checked the forecast? Mother Nature packing a punch


We knew something like this was bound to occur. The fickleness of Mother Nature being what it is, we have had a very moderate winter season. So far, that is. It’s about to end. Now comes the snow. Lots of snow, maybe. Those of us who pay attention to weather forecasts are aware that we are ...

Loving our children

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Are you concerned about the youth in our small corner of the world? We see our youth become more adultlike, so tall, so smart, so mature. But we tend to forget that on the inside they are not so sure of themselves because they don’t have experience enough, knowledge enough, to cope with adult ...

Aging can negatively affect sleeping

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Thanks to breakthroughs in medicine and nutrition in recent years, we are living longer than ever before. But this increase in life expectancy also brings an increase in the number of diseases, injuries and impairments that affect older adults. With this in mind, we at the local Visiting Angels ...

Prioritize now to make best use of federal money


As members of Ohio’s Congressional delegation discussed the amount of money headed to our state from the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act, there was agreement: Priorities should be set for the money. U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D- 3rd District, said the funding will be $1.4 billion for ...