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Michael Reagan: Enjoying the Queen and I

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Some people over here in the former Colonies are complaining about all the heavy media coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Lori Borgman: Top-load washing machine needs caution-cycle

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If you have a newer top-load washing machine, you know that it helps to have the height of an NBA player to reach in and retrieve the clothes.

John Grindrod: Moeller, Lynch, White: Saying goodbye to more than just summer

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With fall’s commencement, for me, there’s always an urge to take some inventory of what transpired over the summer. There were the positives, such as warmer weather that comes as a welcome relief to all who call Ohio home.

Legal-Ease: Am I responsible for my parent’s nursing home bill?

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Most people strenuously avoid moving into long-term care facilities like nursing homes. Unfortunately, a parent’s move to a nursing home could eventually cause misery for that parent’s adult children.

Jay Ambrose: Please, please fix our schools

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Oh no, please, say it isn’t true. But yes, of course it is, and it’s not exactly a surprise. We have had a report, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, showing that students in our schools are faring egregiously worse in reading and math than before COVID-19 interference, with two whole decades of progress erased for one age group.

Llewellyn King: The talent shortage that threatens journalism

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“Journalists can be so good at reporting others, but are seldom good at reporting themselves.”

Maya Cummings: Older women will decide who wins the midterms

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Americans have a choice this fall between giving President Biden and Democrats in Washington two more years to accomplish their agenda or handing control of Congress over to Republicans. With skyrocketing inflation, healthcare costs and prescription drug prices, most experts expect voters to decide at the ballot box with the economy in mind. However, while every American has been forced to contend with the realities of rising inflation, the issue has disproportionately affected our nation’s most powerful group of voters — older women.

Ron Lora: Going overboard on conspiracies

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Shakespeare was not the author of his own plays. A Jewish Antichrist would appear to dominate the world. Moses was really Akhenaton. Millions believed the earth was flat long after a spherical earth was proven more than 2,000 years ago. Throughout history, it sometimes appeared that nothing yielded easily to facts.

Holy Cow! History: How Harry sent the Hope Diamond

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Think quick! You’re a jeweler. You’ve got a gemstone. And an organization is waiting for it 225 miles away. What do you do?

Benjamin Ayanian: It’s time to take third parties seriously

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CNN journalist Jim Acosta recently grilled Andrew Yang, a former Democratic presidential candidate, about his decision to leave the Democratic Party and start the Forward Party. Acosta didn’t pull any punches: “Is this an attempt to pump up book sales?” he asked, noting how Yang’s new party shares the name of his recent publication.