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Opinion

Tyler’s Law a good first step

Editorials

Ohio lawmakers have taken necessary measures to strengthen safety inspection standards for amusement rides, and the move is important for Buckeye State residents who want to be able to enjoy themselves at our fairs and festivals without the worry of a dangerous malfunction. It should not be the ...

There’s plenty to do

Local Columns

We seem to hear it all of the time — the familiar complaint that there’s nothing to do. And, while that’s not true during the other 10 months of any given year, that sentiment rings especially hollow as we head through the last six or seven weeks of 2019. Whether you’re looking to ...

Nothing quite like a good Chinese auction

Local Columns

I love a good Chinese auction, and I have occasion to be in the midst of many of them in my newspaper-related outings and adventures. Nearly any group or organization having a fundraiser these days has a Chinese auction. And that, of course, would be in addition to having the ...

Real transparency remains important

Editorials

A variety of potentially divisive issues, ranging from immigration to gun control, were being discussed by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops during a national meeting in Baltimore last week. Dealing with the elephant in the room ought to be at the top of their agenda. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, who ...

The swamp still needs to be drained

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: President Trump’s idea of “draining the swamp” is a far cry from what he claimed it would be. He said at his rallies that he would do away with wasteful spending and get rid of corruption — my foot. There is not enough space to tell all of the egregious mistakes and ...

November’s National Hospice Month

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The concept of hospice started in Europe in the 11th century. Hospices were originally a place of hospitality for the sick, wounded or dying and even travelers or pilgrims on a journey. It wasn’t until 1967, when Dr. Cicely Saunders established the first hospice in the United ...

History in the Hills: Veterans and mill workers

Local Columns

Veterans Day is a time to remember and honor all those who have served in our military. Those who have said yes to service and have given of their time and energy to protect our country deserve our heartfelt thanks! Truly it is due to their sacrifices that we have the nation we live in today. ...

Take steps to stop bullying

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If you are aware of someone who has been bullied which caused that person physical or emotional distress, you have an obligation to speak up. This includes your knowledge of students or adults, especially those in leadership positions, who were aware of the bullying and did not ...

Wreaths coming to Paris Cemetery

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Noon on Dec. 14 will mark the first year of Paris Cemetery’s participation in the Wreaths Across America’s annual campaign as they join in remembering the fallen, honoring those who serve and teaching the values of freedom. The original laying of the wreaths began by an ...

Thanks to all who served

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you to Toronto American Legion St. Mihiel Post 86 for an incredible experience. On Nov. 9, I had the honor of celebrating the 100th anniversary of Toronto’s first-in-the-nation World War I monument with many local veterans, including Jefferson County Sheriff Fred ...