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Starting July 15, most Ohio parents will begin to see $250 or $300 in their bank accounts, every month from now until the end of the year. It’s part of the dramatic expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) we passed in the American Rescue Plan this spring.

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China and our competitors spend billions propping up state-owned enterprises and investing in research and development, monetizing our ideas, and using them to compete against American businesses, while paying their workers less and giving them fewer rights. I want the technologies that will…

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We all need to agree that “a lie is a lie” and the truth still matters.

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In today’s politically explosive environment, we should question: Why as a society are we so “trigger happy with words and guns?" It appears, as a society, we have developed a mind set to “shoot first and then ask questions later!”

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It has been over a year since we have started seeing COVID-19 causing illness in our community. While efforts to control the spread of the virus, including wearing masks, social distancing and increased awareness for handwashing, have all helped in decreasing the spread of the COVID-19 virus…

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I knocked on the door, holding a bouquet of bright yellow flowers for the minister’s daughter. Would she even remember me? The door swung open, and Miss Mathew said. “Come in, come in.” Yes, she remembered.

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Our world today is more complex than ever before in our history. As we travel forward and face the complexity of issues, it would be nice to have a compass. Fortunately, our forefathers did give us a road map. It is called the Constitution. Unfortunately, it is not always specific as to whic…

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Ohio’s next budget (FY 2022-2023) is critically important for families and Ohio’s youngest and most vulnerable children, especially as Ohio moves into the recovery period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At its best politics is a game of words, perhaps a war of words if a conflict escalates. But as long as words and not weapons hold sway, people can iron out their differences.

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Sunshine Week is being celebrated March 14-21 this year. It was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors — now News Leaders Association — and has grown into an enduring initiative to promote open government and educate the public about the importance of open government and th…

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It hurts to see our country’s foundations crumbling right before my eyes.

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One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are required to keep their citizens informed about their actions. One of the ways they do this is through public notices — the informational notices that have been deemed to be of importance to local con…

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"We found a baby girl for your adoption, but there are some things you will need to know. She's in Siberia, and she was born with a rare condition. Her legs will need to be amputated. I know this is difficult to hear. Her life, it won't be easy."

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Senator Portman justified his vote to acquit Trump on the fact that he was out of office. That was not even the issue. That issue was resolved in the prior vote: a former president can be convicted and disqualified. Portman thought he was voting on the issue that was already voted on.

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When you’re pretty much stuck inside by winter’s snow and cold, looking at the same walls day after day can become dreary. When most of the occasional activities that do get you out of the house are cancelled by the pandemic, it can get even worse.

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After Republicans lost the White House and both chambers of Congress last November, you might think they'd be asking themselves: How can we attract more voters in the next election?

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Second only to his fixation on “climate change” is President Biden’s focus on “systemic racism.” In addition to reinstating mandatory race theory training for federal employees, Biden proposes spending even more money we don’t have to fix a problem beyond the government’s reach. As with orig…

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February 8 marked the 111th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. While some of the tools and techniques used to deliver the Scouting experience have evolved over the past century, the foundation and community impact remains the same.

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MILITARY STANDS TALL BY STANDING BACK

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On Jan. 21, President Biden’s first full day in office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki began her briefing with this: “When the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room.” Now, the administratio…

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As we begin a new year, citizens, workers, and small businesses in Ohio still need relief from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The problem with free money is that it leads to an addiction much like an addition to drugs. In the case of the $1.9 trillion “relief” bill that has no Republican support, Congress is the supplier, while those on the receiving end become increasingly addicted to government and less self-reliant.

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I assume it's overkill to continue listing the evidence against death row inmate Kevin Cooper, duly convicted of committing a quadruple murder back in 1983. To review, this included shoeprint evidence, footprint evidence, cigarette and tobacco evidence, blood evidence and DNA evidence, provi…

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The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been a nightmare for many Americans as they struggle through multi-step registration and appointment systems.

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During the rebellious ’60s, the slogan “power to the people” became a mantra for the young to protest what they saw as oppression from their elders. Now comes a moment when significant numbers of Americans can exercise real power in ways that will improve the country.