Opinion

Ted Diadiun nailed it in recent column on coronavirus partisanship: Letter to the Editor

Ted Diadiun nailed it in recent column on coronavirus partisanship

We’re heading for 100,000 people dead from COVID-19 in just three months. That should be the headline. That should be the focus -- not whether we can get a haircut, go to our favorite bar, or need to wear masks. People are suffering. Let’s deal with that -- together, writes Richard Beercheck of Cleveland in a letter to the editor.

Why do I fly the American flag on Memorial Day? Letter to the Editor

Why do I fly the American flag on Memorial Day?

My late neighbor Bill Perry was one of the Buffalo Soldiers in north Italy. Bill served his country in spite of the segregation in military service, even in time of war and was a consultant on the 2008 Spike Lee movie, “Miracle at St. Anna,” covering this WW II confrontation. I am very appreciative of Bill’s contribution, part of what we memorialize on Memorial Day, writes Ken Freeze of Shaker Heights in a letter to the editor.

Jim Jordan ensures Ohioans will suffer in supporting President Trump’s efforts to invalidate Affordable Care Act: Letter to the Editor

Jim Jordan ensures Ohioans will suffer in supporting President Trump’s efforts to invalidate Affordable Care Act

The ACA isn’t perfect but nearly 20 million more Americans got health care coverage after the law passed. They would no longer have it, if U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan and his cronies get their way, writes George Bohan of Akron in a letter to the editor.

Remembering the World War I soldiers who succumbed to the 1918 flu pandemic: editorial

Remembering the World War I soldiers who succumbed to the 1918 flu pandemic

So take a moment this Memorial Day to think what it must have been like, felt like, to survive terrible battle in World War I only to face a pandemic that was as selective in taking young fighting men then as the coronavirus seems to be today in felling our revered elders, writes the editorial board.

Taking local school control from Youngstown; pushing school choice over adequate funding: Thomas Suddes

Taking local school control from Youngstown; pushing school choice over adequate funding

School choice is admirable – when Ohio can afford it. But the Ohio Constitution, which every legislator swears to uphold, requires him or her to “secure a thorough and efficient system of common schools throughout the state.” That is, the General Assembly’s sworn duty is to adequately fund Ohio’s public schools – first, writes Thomas Suddes.