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Opinion

Election letters being accepted

Due to the postponement of Ohio’s primary election due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this newspaper will continue accepting letters from local writers regarding the upcoming primary election candidates and issues for several additional days. April 15 is the deadline for this newspaper to ...

Giving blood a big way to help in crises

Most of us have had to be on the defensive against COVID-19. We practice social distancing, good personal hygiene, etc., to defend ourselves and our loved ones against the coronavirus. Wouldn’t it be nice to go on the offensive — to save someone’s life? We can. Every day, throughout ...

Letter to our readers on coronavirus pandemic

Dear readers, The last few weeks have been full of uncertainty for all of us when it comes to the COVID-19 health crisis. We take seriously our responsibility and the trust you place in us as your local news source, so we believe it’s important that we update you on how The Vindicator is ...

US should study group health insurance

DEAR EDITOR: The COVID-19 virus is occupying politicians’ time. Distribution issues are in the forefront. Maybe now is as good a time as any for the White House to examine how group health insurance accelerates or retards the transmission of contagious disease. Group health insurance ...

US is sinking fast in a variety of ways

DEAR EDITOR: Am I proud to be an American citizen? Not now, because we have let our country down. We no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance, we no longer say Merry Christmas, and we have allowed Spanish to become our language. What happened to those entering through Ellis Island to ...

Uncle Sam comes to rescue of Ohio small businesses

By ROBERT SPRAGUE Ohio state treasurer As we all know, small businesses serve as the economic engines that drive communities across our state. Their success is Ohio’s success, and we must never fail to support them. This has become increasingly true as we continue to combat the COVID-19 ...

Ohio Legislature erred with its hasty decision

Ohio’s recently rescheduled primary election by mail hastily drawn up by state legislators against recommendations of the state’s top elections official and other voter organizations, will create a cumbersome situation with major obstacles for county boards of elections. That is not to ...

Enjoy ‘silver lining’ of stay-at-home order

DEAR EDITOR: This is a very difficult time for all of us to experience: lost wages due to people being out of work, children unable to attend school, many unable to attend religious services to pray with family and friends, loneliness of people living alone and dedicated medical workers ...

Stop what’s going on inside federal prisons

DEAR EDITOR: Frantic over the possibility that her incarcerated son has COVID-19 and is not being tested or properly treated, a mother of a federal inmate is desperately reaching out for help to anyone who will listen. Her son is an inmate at the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in ...

Enjoy Mill Creek Park but show it respect

DEAR EDITOR: Mill Creek Park is a welcoming park that I have enjoyed for 60-plus years. It is now a haven for all of us who need a little exercise, a little air or a little outing. I saw the most people ever last Sunday in the park — even the parking lots normally empty were filled and ...