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Editorials

Officers should welcome the use of body cameras

We received good news this week that the Ohio State Highway Patrol is finalizing plans in the purchase of officer body cameras. We are pleased to see the new programs that will enhance transparency in law enforcement take shape. The Ohio State Highway patrol will pay $15 million over five ...

Take along patience, safety when you are out and about

Traditional activities celebrated with family and friends always have made the holiday season special. That includes the time-honored shopping sprees, visits with family and all the other errands that seem to make our lives much busier this time of year. Today, shoppers seem to always be in a ...

Consequences to opioid epidemic

As it became increasingly evident that the opioid epidemic was sparked and fanned by “legal” drug dealers such as doctors, pain clinics and pharmacies, residents across Appalachia and the Rust Belt cried out for justice. Earlier this week, they got a little. A federal jury in Ohio decided ...

Ohio is ranked among safest states in nation

While increased access to both news and social media may mean we hear of an increased number of crimes these days, either locally or throughout the state, it is good to see a recent report that indicates it might not be as bad as we’ve feared. Consumer Affairs recently ranked the ...

Employers should determine vaccines

Some Ohio lawmakers seem bent on steering as much control and decision-making back to Columbus as possible. What is surprising for many is the number of those lawmakers who also call themselves Republicans. Most recently, the Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee advanced a new version of ...

Enjoy your day and keep giving thanks

There is some debate over exactly when the first Thanksgiving was celebrated on our soil. Many trace it to a 1621 celebration in Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. That feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. It was, according to historians, actually celebrated between the ...