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Editorials

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Hubbard native Nick Bruce for qualifying to compete in the Tokyo Games’ first-ever freestyle BMX or bicycle motocross competition. It’s been a long and arduous road for Bruce to make the U.S. Olympic team. Heading into it, he finished fourth in the BMX dirt event at the ...

State now must remove its lead pipes

Last week, the National Resources Defense Council issued a report that still 650,000 lead pipes are delivering water throughout our state, making Ohio the second worst in the U.S. for number of lead pipes still in use. (Illinois is worse with 730,000). That’s a problem. Acidic water ...

No ‘do-overs’ exist in real-life situations

High school is supposed to prepare young adults for their future as adults — whether it’s time to further their ambitions in college or enter into the workforce after graduation. Though plenty of people would love to have a do-over for aspects of their life that didn’t go as planned, ...

You can’t get everywhere via bike or on foot

Ohio’s Department of Transportation recently unveiled its plan to boost walking and biking as transportation options for Ohioans. The pitch is that adopting these methods of transportation will save billions of dollars. An Associated Press report on the plan, which has been in development ...

Retire-rehire program not right answer

Boardman Local Schools may be following the letter of the law in their rehiring of retired Superintendent Tim Saxton, but we believe it’s the law that’s the problem. The program that allows Ohio public employees to retire, begin collecting their pension, and then return to their previous ...

Door-to-door plan would be too coercing

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisers defended the strategy for increasing vaccinations with door-to-door vaccine outreach in states where there has been an infection surge. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson voiced his opposition via Facebook, saying he instructed state health ...