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Editorials

Lead pipe problem in Ohio isn’t going away

Last week, the National Resources Defense Council issued a report that there are still 650,000 lead pipes delivering water throughout our state, making Ohio the second worst in the U.S. for number of lead pipes still in use. (Illinois is worse with 730,000). That’s a problem. Acidic water ...

‘Handshake for the Century’ will become a lasting tribute

The planning, creation and unveiling of the commemorative Jackie Robinson-George Shuba “Handshake for the Century” statue in downtown Youngstown had been under way and anticipated for many, many months. Saturday’s unveiling proved it was well worth the wait. We say that not just because ...

Postal Service must figure it out before the holidays

Everyone remembers the chaos of last year’s holiday shipping, when packages sent before Thanksgiving didn’t arrive until well into the New Year — or for some, disappeared forever. A U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday focused on the United States Postal Service, and some of the budget and ...

Work on disparity with wages needed

Ohioans know our state has some work to do as we shake off the socio-cultural norms that have held back so many. A report by Columbus-based economics and public policy firm Scioto Analysis has showed us another way in which we can do so. Their data shows there is still a big gap in pay between ...

Door-to-door vaccine outreach is misguided

Last week, President Joe Biden’s COVID advisers defended the strategy for increasing vaccinations with door-to-door vaccine outreach in states where there has been an infection surge. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson voiced his opposition via Facebook, saying he instructed state health department ...

Supporting Ohio’s children by supporting their parents

As our country begins to reopen and return to what feels more like ‘normal,’ parents will once again be relying on child care as they return to in-person work. It is good, then, to get confirmation Ohio lawmakers understand the importance of child care. According to the Ohio Capital ...