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The misguided effort to no longer require front license plates on motor vehicles in Ohio would make it more difficult to identify reckless motorists who illegally pass school buses when they stop to load and unload schoolchildren.

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BLOOMINGTON – I’ve been struck recently by news coverage of climate change and humans’ degradation of the planet. Two opposing themes keep appearing. One is the sense that, as individuals, there’s little we can do; the forces are too large. The other – and I think many Americans would agree …

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Earlier this month, I was at Goebel Farms in rural Stryker for a meeting with more than 40 farmers and agribusiness leaders to discuss issues facing agriculture, including weather, trade, water quality and mental health best practices for dealing with stress. This has been a tough crop seaso…

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The time has come for you, President Trump, and our elected congressional representatives to act and ban the possession and sale of assault weapons. I refer to such weapons as “killing machines.” We don’t need text messages or political speeches; we need congressional action by the country’s…

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I find few things more rejuvenating than sitting in the shaded swing in the far corner of our back yard, becoming one with nature, taking in the grass, the shrubs, the trees, the flowers. Even the sounds draw me in, the songs and calls of the birds, the chattering squirrels, the wind rustlin…

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During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.”

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On Sunday morning, like so many across Ohio and across the country, Connie and I woke up to the devastating news of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. We were filled with grief and with gratitude for the heroic police officers who prevented this tragedy from being even worse. And we were also angry.

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I have a confession to make. I am one of the five remaining Americans who is uncomfortable with vulgarity, put off by profanity and offended by blasphemy. Swearing is now generally taken as a sign of authenticity; it is more often the expression of anger and aggression. I don’t think politic…

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On Sunday morning, like so many across Ohio and across the country, Connie and I woke up to the devastating news of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. We were filled with grief and with gratitude for the heroic police officers who prevented this tragedy from being even worse. And we were also angry.

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I read Ms. Steven’s letter on Aug. 12, and felt it necessary to set some facts straight:

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Friends, when you turn on the news, it can seem like everything happening in our nation’s capital is hyper-partisan and that we aren’t able to work towards a common mission — or agree on what that common mission even is. I’m thankful to serve on a committee, the Energy and Commerce Committee…

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50 years ago Saturday, one of Ohio’s greatest sons, Neil Armstrong, became the first man to walk on the moon. On July 20, 1969, the world watched in awe as grainy footage beamed in from the lunar surface 289,000 miles away to millions of TV screens around the globe. As a 13-year-old, I will …

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Let’s say you are deciding between two models of Federal Reserve candidates. One has no fixed principles and embraces whatever is most politically expedient; the other has a blind commitment to a dangerously wrong set of beliefs.

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For many, summer is the literary season of lighter novels at the beach or pool. For me — exhausted by the quickening pace of President Trump’s moral and mental disintegration — escape takes the form of reading works of fiction that I have often read before. Encountering a new novel is usuall…

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At the end of June, I sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey about the continued rain in Ohio. I asked for clarification on the assistance process to help ease the uncertainty farmers are facing. I…

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A preview story in the Bryan Democrat, dated June 27, 1919, described the upcoming July 4, 1919, celebration as follows: “An elaborate display of fireworks has been ordered in honor of returned soldiers and sailors. The fireworks will be shown during the evening from a conspicuous place, eit…

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We charge you, King George, with “a long train of abuses” designed to “establish an absolute tyranny over these states.”

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A northern summer, when it finally comes, arrives with the force of a miracle.

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Sometimes I don’t mind getting older. Actually, I often enjoy it. I appreciate the advantages of acquired wisdom, and in some ways I am more patient, especially with people who mean well but somehow miss the mark. I get that their hearts are in the right place, and that’s a good thing.

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Regarding “horse race” coverage of presidential primaries, the current Democratic contest quite resembles the Kentucky Derby. Coming out of the starting gate, there are at least twice as many entries as there ought to be. The majority have no realistic chance.