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Editorials

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To 17-year-old Ethan Sloan of Kinsman, who is having success in the strawberry business. The young entrepreneur, who will be a senior at Badger High School when the new school year starts, was looking to make some money, and what better way than to start his own small business. ...

New ideas make big difference for state of Ohio

Ohio lawmakers have been right, over the past several years, to pay attention to the Buckeye State’s burgeoning brewery business. Now, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is celebrating the 400th licensed craft brewery in the state — the Guernsey Brewhouse in Cambridge. According to the ...

We must all chip in to welcome all visitors to Valley

Last month, the Ohio Department of Development’s TourismOhio division reported 2021 was the second-best year for visitor spending — $47 billion, which the division says supported approximately 411,000 jobs. “Whether you’re looking to do things a little low-key, whether you’re a ...

Sub teachers can be effective without degree

Ohio lawmakers are considering a proposal that would extend the waiver of the requirement a substitute teacher have a four-year degree. The change initially was necessary when pandemic challenges created a desperate need for substitute teachers that has not subsided. Even the Ohio Education ...

Nonprofits also are feeling hit from inflation

Soaring inflation is a pain in the wallet — not just for individuals, but for the nonprofits that depend on the generosity of those individuals for donations to keep doing their good work. According to a report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, price and wage increases are making it harder ...

Learning is back on track despite COVID

Education experts worried, as the start of the COVID-19 pandemic sent students into remote learning across the country, how those students would be affected. At the time, there was genuine concern that pandemic-related learning loss could affect students for the rest of their academic ...