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Is ‘night lighting’ a sign of progress?


Less than 100 years ago, everyone could look up and see a spectacular starry night sky. Now, millions of children across the globe will never experience the Milky Way where they live. The negatives of excessive night lighting include blinding glare (excessive brightness that blinds you and hurts your eyes), skyglow (brightening of the night sky as light scatter reflects from clouds and haze), and “light trespass” (bright light shining where it is not intended or needed). Is this the price of progress?

Improved childcare key for Ohio’s success


It is time to address one of the most pressing challenges affecting our state’s success — childcare access and affordability. A thriving economy requires a skilled and dedicated workforce, and to achieve this, we must address the barriers that working parents face in accessing affordable, quality childcare options.

Do we really need night lighting?


The nighttime environment is a precious natural resource for all life on Earth, which exists in a rhythm of light and dark provided by the sun, moon and stars, quietly guiding all living things since life began. Now, artificial lights overpower the darkness and our cities glow at night, disrupting the natural day-night pattern and shifting the delicate balance of our environment. The glow of excessive outdoor lighting has hidden the stars and changed our perception of the night.

Letter: Protecting rights of Ohioans


A yes vote on Issue 1 restores the 60% threshold to amend the Ohio Constitution. The Ohio Constitution is our most important document that protects the rights of all Ohioans. As responsible citizens, the voters must raise the bar for amending it and make sure that any future amendments are supported by more than a simple majority of 50% plus one.

Night sky is precious gift


Have you ever thought about how wonderful it is that you can see the stars in the night sky over Adams County? It’s easy for us to take this miracle for granted, but visitors from cities and suburbs notice it right away. It’s one of the ways we’re compensated for the inconvenience of living so far from the centers of art and commerce.

Bringing American food to American schools


American tax dollars should support American jobs and American producers. That’s why Buy America rules are so important.

American flags should be made in America


Last week, Ohioans and Americans across the country celebrated Independence Day, with parades and visits to monuments and memorials, where they proudly waved American flags.

Savings for Ohio’s agricultural community


This year’s growing season is well underway, and many farmers across the Buckeye State have taken advantage of our office’s long-standing Ag-LINK program to drive down costs and save money. But as anyone in the agriculture community already knows, borrowing needs can still arise well after seeds have been put in the ground.

Lack of planning leads to mess


“I was after her for a number of years to do a trust. It would have expedited things and kept them out of probate and kept things private.”

Letter: Thoughts on upcoming special election


Beware of Ohio Senate Joint Resolution 2, which is scheduled to appear on a special election ballot Tuesday, Aug. 8.


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