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Opinion

America faces critical issues

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, has served District 13 since 2013 and is running for senator from Ohio. According to CNN, Ryan was scheduled to be with President Joe Biden Friday for the groundbreaking for the chip-making facility near Columbus. “This is the biggest, most ...

Help change their hearts

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With the encouragement of the sacrilegious swamp dwellers in the federal government, the militant godless are in the process of proving an old axiom: “When one cannot defend the indefensible their first option is violence.” Using intimidation, bullying and menacing ...

Election season’s here

Local Columns

With the Jefferson County Fair and Labor Day firmly behind us, it’s time for the local campaign season to really start to heat up. The countdown is on toward the Nov. 8 election, and there are enough contested local races in Jefferson County to make for an interesting September, October ...

Guest column/There’s a bit of a thespian in all master teachers

Local Columns

When I was nearing the end of my K-12 career, a first-year female math teacher said to me that students always behave better for male teachers. I informed her that some of the sternest teachers I encountered as a student were women. One in particular came to mind, Miss Roger, my high school ...

Guest column/Invest in young people to build workforce of tomorrow

Local Columns

Another school year has begun. Between shopping for supplies and meeting new teachers, let’s take a moment to talk about Ohio’s education system and its impact on the workforce of tomorrow. Businesses across the state are struggling now more than ever to find and keep quality employees. The ...