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David Skolnick

2 Dems seek governor’s seat

While Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley Qare political allies and friends, they stand in each other’s way of achieving their shared goal: getting elected governor next year. The race between the two Democrats has been cordial so far, but the possibility of it turning ...

GOP neglects redistricting duty

It’s neglect of duty for Republicans in the state Legislature to let a Sept. 30 deadline pass to seek a bipartisan agreement on new congressional districts without even introducing a map. Looking ahead, there’s virtually no way Republicans and enough Democrats will agree on a ...

Scholarship gimmick poor idea

Yet again, Gov. Mike DeWine finds himself in a difficult position when it comes to how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Those between the ages of 12 and 25 are not getting the COVID-19 vaccine to the levels of older Ohioans, resulting in younger people getting the virus and some ...

Republicans ignore map fairness

It was obvious Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman and House Speaker Bob Cupp, both Lima Republicans, were driving the Ohio Redistricting Commission’s plan to ignore a vote-approved constitutional amendment to draw fair state legislative districts. They seemed content to forego bipartisan ...

Dems struggle to find candidates

Democrats likely will have a difficult time next year in Ohio statewide races with defeating Republicans, but with a lack of announced candidates in several races, they’re only making it that much more challenging. The Democratic Party’s statewide track record over the past three decades ...

State dives into mask limits

Like many other COVID-19 pandemic issues, mandatory face masks for students at schools is causing a divide. The number of cases is hitting new highs on a routine basis with Ohio not seeing anything like this since January. We’re heading in the wrong direction. Many remain ...