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Local news is good for our health

Anyone who reads the Cleveland Plain Dealer regularly knows its reporters have the COVID-19 outbreak surrounded — from instructions for making face masks to how the...

American leadership and the new normal

When Donald Trump took office in 2017, Democrats everywhere pledged to not “normalize” his politics. Cries of “this is not normal” resounded through social...

Medicaid nearing ‘eye of the storm’ as newly unemployed look for...

As the coronavirus roils the economy and throws millions of Americans out of work, Medicaid is emerging as a default insurance plan for many...

What you need to know about evictions of month-to-month tenants in...

During this challenging time, each court in Ohio can determine how it wants to handle evictions. For instance, the Franklin County Municipal Court is...

Feeling overwhelmed? Approach coronavirus as a challenge to be met, not...

You have a choice to make when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Do you treat this time as an insurmountable threat that pits you...

Decarceration goals can and should be Ohio’s new normal

The United States has the largest incarceration rate in the world. If the average daily population of those held behind bars in the United...

With Trump as president, DeWine’s crisis approach requires the art of...

The storyline, we’re told, goes like this. Gov. Mike DeWine wanted the Ohio company Battelle to be allowed to mass sterilize personal protective equipment....

Private school vouchers could still grow in Ohio, even with a...

Last week, Ohio's legislature passed their COVID-19 emergency package. And while there were some much needed and positive things in it (no standardized tests...

Ohio needs a systemic, statewide approach to keep incarcerated people safe...

A recent Great Lakes poll shows that 80% of Ohioans approve of the job Gov. Mike DeWine is doing during the coronavirus pandemic. Large...

‘The biggest feeling is sadness.’ With classes canceled, teachers try to...

It has already become a stale Facebook meme: “Homeschooling is going well. Two students suspended for fighting and one teacher fired for drinking on the...
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