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Editorials

Again! — It’s time for workers to get back to doing just that

We’ve all seen the signs. Drive through any community in our region and there are “Help wanted,” “We’re hiring,” and even “Signing bonus!” Signs everywhere. Employers are desperate for workers as the economy reopens, and have been for months, as April’s employment numbers ...

We need to get better at moving over on roads

Recently, the Ohio State Highway Patrol urged motorists to keep everyone safe by moving over when there is a stationary public safety vehicle, emergency vehicle, road service or highway maintenance vehicle on the side of the road. From 2016-20, OSHP cruisers were involved in 56 crashes that ...

Scouting is vital for the good of our communities

Routinely, the pages of this newspaper carry photos and stories about the amazing projects, lessons and general good things being accomplished every day by local youth who serve society as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. A recent example would be the placement of flags by scouts on the graves of ...

Scouting is vital for the good of our communities

Routinely, the pages of this newspaper carry photos and stories about the amazing projects, lessons and general good things being accomplished every day by local youth who serve society as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. A recent example would be the placement of flags by scouts on the graves of ...

With shrinking population will come new approaches

As the economy reopens in the wake of COVID-19 shutdowns, employers are facing a harsh reality. There are simply fewer workers, including right here in our own area. Yes, some of that right now is due to COVID-related unemployment money still being dispersed. That is obvious and ...

Ohio lawmakers act to stop hazing

For too long, colleges have had a look-the-other-way mentality when it came to fraternity (and sorority) hazing. For generations, these practices have gone beyond simple bullying of students or stunts to prove “worthiness” for joining — though that is bad enough. Hazing too often moves ...