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Editorials

Remote learning is teaching us several lessons

An early step most states took in dealing with the novel coronavirus epidemic was closing public schools. That was wise for the good of both students and those to whom the children, perhaps not showing symptoms, might have transmitted COVID-19. Many, probably most, school systems already had ...

Let the buyers of COVID-19 test kits beware

Going on the offensive against COVID-19 will require knowing more about who has had the disease, perhaps without showing symptoms. To that end, new tests have been developed and are being perfected. Most seem to rely on detecting antibodies the body produces to fight and often defeat certain ...

Local governments fail to lead during crisis

Nearly every private industry in the nation is seeing a need for cutbacks and cost savings as the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our health and our economy. We are more than a month into these days of social distancing coupled with orders that are keeping many Americans out of the public ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To 91-year-old Jake Kois and his daughter, Linda Fabrizio, co-owners of Warren’s Domestic Sewing Center. While their business has slowed due to COVID-19, the duo now is on a mission to provide protective masks to help lessen the spread of the virus. The Domestic Sewing Center is ...

Still patronize local eateries

Have you eaten out / in lately? COVID-19, we know, has closed restaurants throughout our area to sit-down dining. Many still serve take-out food, however. You should consider patronizing them. One good reason is that home cooking can be a wonderful thing — in moderation. Restaurant food ...

City councils never should move so slowly

We are pleased to see Warren city council vote to give the go-ahead on significant sewer projects that the city is obligated by Ohio EPA to complete, but we are frustrated that it has taken so long to get to this point, especially considering that the sewer rate increase intended to help fund ...