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Editorial roundup

Oct. 19, The Columbus Dispatch Ohio pipeline protest bill threatens to shut down free speech The Ohio House of Representatives should stand up for civil rights and stand up to corporate interests that want to make protesting a crime in Ohio. They can do both by voting...

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Health proposals distinguish bids of Dem candidates

As health care shapes up to be a top issue in the 2020 presidential elections, the recent Democratic debate in Westerville helped to define key differences among challengers to President Donald Trump. The election might be a year away, but with Ohio’s...

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Elijah Cummings was the bridge that connected people

Civil rights were at the core of politics for Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died early Thursday morning at the age of 68. He showed that it is not only OK, but necessary, to stand up for equality, regardless of how unpopular. Lawmakers in today’s acrimonious...

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Editorial: Memo to NBA: Don’t quit on freedom

Poor Daryl Morey. Just three days ago, the Houston Rockets general manager was best known for having one of the NBA’s winningest career records and for pioneering analytics in the sport. How was he to know that tweeting an image stating “Fight for freedom,...

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Canton Repository: Manufacturing alive and well inside Ohio

Canton Repository: Manufacturing alive and well inside Ohio

Last Friday was National Manufacturing Day. How did you celebrate? If you are like 1 of every 8 working Ohioans, you celebrated by going to your job in the manufacturing sector. Despite continuous claims to the contrary, “all the good manufacturing jobs”...

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Sandusky Register: U.S. Senate to vets: Drop dead

Sandusky Register: U.S. Senate to vets: Drop dead

There are times, we believe, when the truth sits in plain view but we cannot see it, and fallacies of patriotism are accepted and not questioned. Veterans suffering from life-threatening and terminal illnesses caused by exposure to toxic smoke from burn pits...

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Editorial roundup

Flu is serious business; get your shot The Marietta Times, Sept. 30 What is the most serious respiratory illness threat facing Americans today? If you answered “e-cigarettes” or “vaping,” we commend you for keeping up with current events. But...

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Former Allen County sheriff sentenced in extortion case

Former Allen County sheriff sentenced in extortion case

Most public officials are honest folks who wouldn’t take a nickle from the public coffers. You may not believe that, which is precisely why U.S. District Court Judge James Carr needed to show little leniency Thursday in sentencing former Allen County Sheriff Sam...

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Marietta Times: Tax cuts are helping

Marietta Times: Tax cuts are helping

It is mind-boggling some people believe allowing us to keep more of our own money, instead of sending it to Washington, is a bad idea. Yet some, presumably those who believe politicians are the best people to decide how our hard-earned cash is spent, say the 2017...

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Editorial: Donald Trump doesn’t dance, he steps on toes

Editorial: Donald Trump doesn’t dance, he steps on toes

Of all the places President Donald Trump could pick to spend a Sunday afternoon, why Wapakoneta? We can only speculate, but it may have something to do with job approval ratings and thanking a key backer of Trump’s stunning victory in 2016. Trump will be meeting...

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Editorial: Parental behavior threatens high school sports

Editorial: Parental behavior threatens high school sports

Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, “I’m done. I’ve had enough of parents.”? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level of his or her successes on and off the field or court, will be forced out by an...

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COLUMNS

Heidi Stevens: Rapper T.I.’s fixation on daughter misguided

Heidi Stevens: Rapper T.I.’s fixation on daughter misguided

In addition to exhibiting serious boundary and control issues, rapper T.I. displayed a woeful (though common) misunderstanding of anatomy when he told a couple of podcast hosts that he escorts his daughter to the gynecologist every year to make sure her hymen, and...

Lori Borgman: Raise your key fob if you lost a black car

Lori Borgman: Raise your key fob if you lost a black car

To my deep regret, we own a black car. Technically it’s a metallic brown, but it only looks brown two days a year when it has been to the car wash and the sun tilts at a certain odd angle for 1.6 seconds. Every other day, our brown car looks like black. I should...

Column: Reducing uncertainty in trade with Mexico and Canada

Column: Reducing uncertainty in trade with Mexico and Canada

American businesses face enormous challenges right now. The ebb and flow of the trade war with China is roiling supply chains. A simmering tariff war with the European Union could soon boil over. This swirl of uncertainty is threatening to hold back U.S. economic...

John Grindrod: Historical whispers on a weekend trip

John Grindrod: Historical whispers on a weekend trip

For those of us travel lovers who still punch our time clocks pretty much full time, not every trip can be those seven-to-ten day versions that allow us extended looks at our new worlds. Fortunately, the Buckeye State offers enough variety that, if we sneak away and...

Jerry Zezima: How to bathe a baby

Jerry Zezima: How to bathe a baby

Even though I haven’t taken a bath since I was a baby, which dates all the way back to the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose bathing habits are classified information, I am now an expert on the subject. That’s because I recently gave a bath to...

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Letter: Community support made for success

Letter: Community support made for success

Thanks to all who made A Lotta Love Pet Rescue’s first reverse raffle a huge success. The event was sponsored by Dot’s Pet Food Center, Bayliff and Son Funeral Home,That Hair Place on Grand, the Union Bank, Family Laundry, Busy B Realty and That Place for...

Letter: Messed up priorities

Letter: Messed up priorities

I’m assuming Clay Balyeat is a Republican after reading his letter to the Your View column in which he worried that Medicare for All would bring dire consequences for other local public services. But he needs to ask himself why we are one of the only two...

Letter: Undeniable connection between ALS, military

Letter: Undeniable connection between ALS, military

As we turn our attention to focus on those veterans who have sacrificed to serve our country, I want to bring awareness to an alarming ALS statistic. Military veterans — regardless of the branch of service, regardless of the era in which they served and...

Letter: Ignore hit job on Jim Jordan

Letter: Ignore hit job on Jim Jordan

Congressman Jordan is doing the job that we sent him to Washington to do: He’s fighting for us. He’s defending President Trump, who we voted for, from this ridiculous impeachment sham. Liberals and the mainstream media will do anything to take him down if...

Letter: There is a great bakery in Delphos

Letter: There is a great bakery in Delphos

I disagree with an article in Salt magazine that stated there hasn’t been a bakery in Delphos for a really long time. There is and has been a bakery for a long time. It is Baked to Perfection, and it is awesome. Give it a try. Chris Hartsock, Van Wert...

Letter: Three proposed steps to a better democracy

Letter: Three proposed steps to a better democracy

My name is Noah Gabriel Aregood, and I am a young, politically active independent from right here in Lima, Ohio. As I move towards the next stage in my life, towards a political science major, I aspire to become one of the great leaders of this monumental country we...

Letter: Snakes, rats and Democrats attack a good president

Letter: Snakes, rats and Democrats attack a good president

Now we have this fake impeachment “investigation.” Adam Schiff is an embarrassment. The Democrats are all in for impeachment. The media is all in too. While all of this is going on, the illegals are still flooding our border. Congress has been diverted...

Column: Jessica Johnson thought-provoking

I have just finished reading guest columnist Jessica Johnson’s article on “Changing the conversation of white privilege.” I look forward to seeing her work on the Opinion page and this week did not leave me disappointed. Her articles are informative,...

Letter: ‘Medicare for All’ has consequences

In the event that one of the leading Democrats were to defeat President Trump next year, it is predictable that most taxpayers would experience a significant increase in taxes to support the “Medicare for all” promise. My concern is with the local schools...

Letter: Hunting part of circle of life

Anyone who reads my letters knows that I’m a serious advocate for animal rights. With that said, I believe that hunters often get a bad reputation. They do more to benefit the circle of life than most people realize. For example, much of the money that is paid...

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