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Poor, minority students at dilapidated schools face added risks amid talk...

Classrooms, gyms and cafeterias at schools across the U.S. have remained empty for months now. And despite some districts beginning to reopen, many others...

Teacher appreciation: Mrs. Reed imparted a love of language

My eighth-grade teacher at St. Francis de Sales School in Newark would have loved hydroxychloroquine. Not because of the current political debate, or because she...

Experts agree schools shouldn’t reopen until it’s safe. Elected leaders must...

It didn’t seem right that schools and parents are somehow expected to shoulder the staggering responsibility of deciding whether to return kids to the...

Energy is a basic need, and many Americans are struggling to...

Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, lower-income families are struggling to pay their energy bills. That’s a big concern during extreme events like...

The world on a billionaire’s budget

The world’s wealthiest are prospering. As of February 2017, there were about 2,000 billionaires in the world. This micro-elite controls over US$7.6 trillion, an...

Protests have put the spotlight on community review boards, but is...

The United States has had a rough summer. Ohio has, too. Aside from COVID-19 wreaking havoc on our state, the death of George Floyd has...

Unaccountable dark money has corrupted Ohio politics. It’s time to require...

The ugly saga of alleged corruption, bribery, money laundering and racketeering on the part of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four political operatives...

Mask mandates save lives but are a political thornbush

COVID-19 is bigger than ever in Ohio, with the number of new daily cases reaching its highest points of the pandemic in July. As...

Extra $600/wk in unemployment benefits must not be allowed to expire

For working people who have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment support from the federal government has been a lifeline — helping...

The complications of history: Public policy must provide a full picture...

Ohioans are understandably proud of the fact that their state was abolitionist from its inception. Predictably, this aspect of our state’s history has been...
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