Should anyone be surprised by Householder’s downfall?

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder’s dramatic tumble from power last month shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone who has followed his career since 1996 when he was first elected to represent southeast...

Trump visit to Clyde a reminder of what gets lost when a local newspaper...

We began our reporting adventure at the local history museum, traveled to an ice cream parlor and ended up at a diner across the street from the newsroom.  The year was 2012 and I was...

Trump isn’t serious about delaying the election. He’s deadly serious about destroying its legitimacy.

Abe Lincoln didn’t do it. And he was busy trying to hold the Union together. FDR didn’t do it. And he was leading the nation through the most violent days of the second World War. But...

Poor, minority students at dilapidated schools face added risks amid talk of reopening classrooms

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 will remain closed amid fears that prematurely restarting in-person classes...

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 would pretend to know better than the scientists.  “Now THAT’S a...

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

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 classroom amid a raging, unpredictable pandemic.  Is it safe to repopulate...
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