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Editorials

Fairs provide good, old fashioned entertainment

There’s no glitz, glamour or full-scale high-tech wizardry used to awe which seems to be needed — or felt is needed — in this day and age of providing entertainment. No fancy 21st century version whistles, horns or gimmicks are involved. No, the summer fairs in our area like the 177th ...

Job very well done by our departing mayor

Today will be unlike any other for John Berlin. Starting tomorrow he becomes the former mayor of Salem. With that, city leadership and our community as a whole will be losing a valuable asset with the retirement of one who has faithfully served the needs of the city and its citizens for over ...

Sales tax holiday can help shoppers in Ohio

Ohio shoppers looking for a tax break can take advantage of the state’s sales tax holiday beginning at midnight Friday, Aug. 5 and ending at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. It is a good chance for those doing back-to-school shopping to save a little money, which is more important than ever these ...

Lawmakers need to move forward

Each year, CNBC ranks the top states in which to do business, based on a variety of factors. Last year, Ohio did well, ranking 10th on the list. This year, that success has fallen apart a bit. On the 2022 version of the list, Ohio is 15th. As Axios reporting pointed out, it is still a point of ...

Incident show importance of proper police training

An incident in Cleveland two years ago is shedding some light on just how difficult it is to train properly a new police officer for all the situations he or she might encounter after beginning work in the real world. In a twist, this shooting was a friendly fire incident. And now Bailey ...

Ohio working on plan for EV charging stations

As more drivers contemplate the switch to electric vehicles, one of the greater challenges is knowing there will be charging stations along the route. Ohio is working on a plan for that, though there are questions to be answered. DriveOhio’s plan requires public input — and soon. Using ...