Editorial roundup

May 27

As one pandemic ends, another may begin

The year 2020 has been unprecedented as a never-seen-before virus resulted in the need to limit contact among one another, which included many employers having to shut down operations. The state of Ohio and the Federal Government offered some options to assist, but the reality is many families lost income and with that, lost their security.

Protecting workers on the job

It’s clear that Ohio workers are the heroes of this pandemic.

Hairy situation during a pandemic

On April 30, our governor announced that he was opening health care on May 1 (so we can actually see a doctor for something other than COVID-19), some retail (if they play nice) on May 12, and some manufacturing on May 4. But everything else had an extended stay-at-home order until May 29. While this was amended later on and salons were allowed to open with some new procedures in place for safety, at the point of April 30, I hadn’t had my hair professionally cut or treated since mid-February. And while I was very glad to hear that salons would be opening a bit earlier than expected, I did have to wonder just how quickly I might get an appointment. By the end of April, I resembled my mother more than I liked, and despaired that this “look” would continue well into June.

Guess What’s New in Reading?

ENGLEWOOD — Unfortunately, with the virus situation, you might not get to your favorite pool or vacation spot this summer. Also, I thought with kids at home, it might help if you engaged your teens with some reading. I did some research about teenage reading and found, “When teens read more than just their classroom assignments, research clearly shows they generally do well in school. First of all, the extra reading expands their vocabularies. Plus, reading can show teens that everyone has problems in his or her life and may even help teens see solutions to their own problems.”

Seniors earning master’s degree in life

This is the time of year when high school seniors normally put on robes and funny hats, listen (or not listen but act like they are) to speeches telling them how they are going to change the world, then walk across a stage and leave clutching their high school diplomas.

Reader comments on post office

To the Editor:

Another political theory debunked

In a recent article I wrote that it took a worldwide pandemic to put a pause on some of the more nonsensical educational laws enacted by our legislature. These include high stakes tests for children, school report cards based on those test scores, and their use as a major portion of teacher evaluations.

Fond memories of Stop-N-Go store

To the Editor: