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Last week I wrote about my trials and tribulations in simply trying to pump gas at an Ohio Turnpike service plaza, and I was amazed at the chord I struck with readers.

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Today, Williams County is at a point where the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant is rising to levels not seen since last winter. The virus is affecting younger individuals. The number of COVID-positive students is significantly higher than last year, and younger people are being hospitalized.

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When the headline popped up on my phone that the NFL’s longest-ever field goal had snatched a last second victory for the Baltimore Ravens, I instinctively knew which team had suffered the gut-wrenching loss.

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The oddest part is Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine acting as though he’s somehow powerless and had no choice when he voted to rig Ohio elections with partisan, gerrymandered maps for the next four years. After all, he’s only the governor.

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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…