Opinion

Alan D. Miller | Masked reporters at the Statehouse working on your behalf

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 5:01 AM May 3, 2020 at 12:55 PM The Statehouse press corps works in a largely empty building these days. The legislature hasn’t been meeting, and most state office employees are working remotely. Among the few people who show up daily at the Statehouse are the reporters. Even Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Health Director Dr. […]

Editorial: Prison COVID outbreak aided by crowding

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 4:31 AM This editorial represents the opinion of the Dispatch editorial board, which includes the publisher, editor, editorial page editor and editorial writers. Editorials, like opinion columns, represent a particular viewpoint and are not to be confused with news stories. For all that Ohio has done right in slowing the spread of the coronavirus and […]

Column: Kent State shootings part of Rhodes‘ tricky legacy

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 4:16 AM Fifty years ago tomorrow, amid demonstrations sparked by Richard M. Nixon’s invasion of Cambodia — expanding the Vietnam War, though Nixon had vowed to end it — the Ohio National Guard shot and killed four Kent State University students: • Allison Krause, age 19, a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, in […]

Column: Dem VP decision hasn‘t been this fraught since 1944

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 4:16 AM Few Americans can remember past vice presidents such as Charles Curtis, Charles Dawes or Thomas Marshall. In more recent memory, almost no one can recall vice presidential nominees who lost such as William Miller, Sargent Shriver or Lloyd Bentsen. John Nance Garner served as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s vice president for two terms (1933-1941), […]

Letter: Reproductive health needs don‘t end during pandemic

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 4:11 AM As coronavirus continues to spread, people around the world are facing increased barriers in accessing reproductive health services. Here in Ohio, Republicans like Attorney General Dave Yost are doing their best to ban abortion. For people in the developing world, the pandemic is further threatening health care systems already disrupted by dangerous policies […]

Letter: Pandemic hasn‘t ended political posturing in Ohio

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 4:11 AM Ohio Senate Democrats continue to issue statements regarding the reopening of our state with little or no risk of having to live with the consequences of their comments. Gov. Mike DeWine has been nationally recognized for his strong leadership, which has focused on prioritizing the health of Ohio citizens. Ohio Democrats seemed to […]


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