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Most Ohioans can get access to a steady, fast internet connection at work or home. Unfortunately, for Ohioans living outside our big urban areas, broadband access can be hard to come by. This lack of access creates problems every day.

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If we fail to support our print media through subscriptions and advertising, we have a great deal to lose as individuals, as a community and as a nation. The loss of local in-depth coverage sets the stage for my concern. Hopefully the following will explain my rationale.

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It was never about protecting the border, rule of law or the U.S. economy. (Or) “illegal” immigration, for that matter.

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It is easy to give thanks when things are going well. It is harder to do so when life has dealt us difficult, demanding and depressing situations. But just as a smooth sea never made a good sailor, the most genuine expressions of thankfulness are created in the crucible of adversity.

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On Friday morning as I rummaged through the so-called “news” cluttering the junk drawer of my mind, I received a text from a friend on a more important topic.

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The Supreme Court conducted yet another review this week of President Trump’s attempts to end the undocumented immigrant program aimed at letting young people known as “Dreamers” stay in the U.S.

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She loved the idea of the job. She loved the idea of the company. But from day one, she struggled to stay excited. One day she realized, the best part of this job is telling people I have it.

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I was talking with a friend the other day about immigration. It’s one of the most divisive issues of our time, and we, too, found ourselves divided. “Our country is full,” he quoted President Trump, who said this back in April. Let’s improve the country with the people we already have, my fr…

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Winter has settled in early once again, and with a vengeance at that.

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What’s the difference between a habit and a rule? I had a recent experience with some teenagers that illustrates why habits are more powerful.

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For far too long, prescription pain medication, heroin, and fentanyl have broken families apart and devastated communities in Ohio. In 2017, our opioid overdose death rate was almost three times the national average, with nearly a dozen Ohioans dying from these dangerous drugs every day surp…

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More than half of our country’s states protect people who are engaging in their First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech from becoming targets of meritless lawsuits. Our democracy depends on encouraging public dialogue about community issues. Citizens should be allowed to show up at a loca…

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Today we will answer the question: May a president ask a foreign country to investigate corruption if it serves his “personal, political” interests?

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Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town ... For those of us old enough to remember those days, National Newspaper Week 2019 could be one big, fat elegiac nostalgia trip.

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Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.

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This week — Oct. 6-12 — is National Newspaper Week. It’s the 79th annual celebration that recognizes the service of newspapers and their employees across North America, and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers.

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There’s a common thread that stretches forward from Donald Trump’s financial scandals of the 1980s to his damning phone call with the president of Ukraine.

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It’s September, which means back to school for many across West Central and Northwest Ohio. Best wishes to our students--I hope you have a challenging but successful school year. In our nation’s capital, September means representatives are returning to D.C. from several weeks of time in our …

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They are all gone now; the men (and one woman) who were major influences in my early journalism career. The last two died within weeks of each other. They were Jack Perkins and Sander Vanocur, both veterans of NBC News where I started as a copyboy.

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”We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constituti…

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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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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 …