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Editorials

We’re waiting on redistricting

Remember Ohio’s redistricting commission — the one that seemed from the outset not to understand the sense of urgency in getting done the job with which they had been charged? Well, members of that board blew their Sept. 1 deadline to redraw the Buckeye State’s political map. Though no ...

Today, we remember

Today, we remember. We remember a picture-perfect Tuesday in late summer. We remember dropping children off at their schools. We remember going into school or work. We remember the first reports of an airplane striking a building at the World Trade Center in New York and thinking that a ...

Masks shouldn’t hang from mirrors

Here’s an interesting one: Masks can be dangerous … if they are hanging from the rearview mirror of your vehicle. Though it is something we probably should have retained from our Driver’s Education classes, a refresher is always helpful — don’t hang anything from a vehicle’s ...

Brooke fair has something for all

As our lives get more and more complicated and less and less predictable, it’s good to know there is at least one constant — and that comes in the form of a county fair, which still offers something for just about everyone. And, if you need another reminder of that, you need look no ...

Outsourcing jobless information troubling

If you’ve been wondering whether Ohio’s unemployment situation is in the COVID-19 recovery phase, bear in mind the Ohio Controlling Board last week approved more than $11 million for the state Department of Job and Family Services to contract a Washington, D.C., customer service company to ...

A chance to study our Constitution

Among the great things Historic Fort Steuben does for our region is its work to preserve our history. One of the most interesting ways it meets that mission is through a continuing series of displays. The topics range widely — from the women’s suffrage movement to a look at Ohio’s ...