D-Day

Below are excerpts from a speech President Ronald Reagan made on June 6, 1984, at the site of the U.S. Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc, France, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. By RONALD REAGAN We’re here to mark that day in history when the Allied peoples joined in battle to...

Honor Flight

Earl Morse may have cried, too, had he been at Toledo Airport late Tuesday night as the 70 or so World War II and Korean War vets slowly disembarked from the jet from Washington. They were exhausted from a whirlwind Honor Flight tour of war memorials and cemeteries. But if they were tired, they didn’t show...

Traffic cameras

Using cameras to catch speeders and red-light runners isn’t a universally embraced use of technology. But cameras are a proven law enforcement tool that shouldn’t be outlawed just because of a few problems. Unfortunately, state lawmakers are considering doing just that. One proposal, which nearly...

Safety matters

It took a while, and in some cases a ticket or two, but most Ohioans of driving age now know the benefits of buckling up. But accident statistics suggest that some drivers still don’t require young passengers to wear a seat belt, an act of negligence that police can do little about. That’s because...

Still rollin’

What’s been good for Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. has always been good for our region. But reaching a major milestone like a 100-year birthday doesn’t happen without bumps in the road. There have been people trying to write a death warrant for Cooper, despite its long history of producing high-quality...

A better way

Ohioans already have a way to find out what state, county, municipal and township governments are up to. But making public records requests can be tedious, especially if one is seeking documentation from multiple government agencies. It shouldn’t be difficult to track how tax money is being spent, not when...

Thumbs

UP: Last week’s announcement that Marathon Petroleum Corp. will be acquiring Hess Corp.’s retail business is more great news for this area. It means that Marathon’s Speedway subsidiary will become the nation’s largest company-owned convenience store chain by revenue, and will be...
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