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Respect the oceans 365 days a year
Opinion by Melissa Martin
My favorite vacation spot is any place with an ocean and a beach—God's natural playground created for fun in the sun. And during summer beach vacation families can educate themselves about ocean clean-up and conservation. 

Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet and are home 
to important species and ecosystems that humans rely on for food, livelihoods, climate regulation, travel, relaxation, and so much more.

Whether you visit Myrtle Beach, the Outer Banks, Cape Cod, Daytona Beach—American beaches buzz with summer activities. Whether you fly or cruise to the Bahamas or other countries on planet Earth—beaches abroad buzz with tourism and adventure.      Click here for the whole column
Wickliffe's future is our hands, let's do the right thing on November 5th
Opinion by Tim Shirer
The City of Wickliffe has many great things that those of us that live in the city should be proud of. The Wickliffe Service Department that keeps our streets safe and clear in the winter. Our police and fire departments that I would put up against any in the country. Petti’s Pizza, Jerry’s Dari Pride, Wickliffe Lanes, Mount Carmel. Our sports programs, the Youth Football League and Wickliffe Baseball Leagues have been around for over 50 years. The rec basketball program that is run by the high school basketball players is phenomenal. Our library is such a great place, the community center has so many great programs for all of our citizens especially seniors. We have the best parks in Lake County, it’s not even close with proof during homecoming and prom season that kids from neighboring cities are often taking pictures at Coulby.

But there is one big thing in Wickliffe right now that we should not brag about or be proud of at this point and it’s our school buildings. This is a big deal. This is something that needs to be remedied NOW. The current three schools are falling apart, literally. They are not safe for the students going forward. Do they meet safety standards, yes, but are they as safe as a modern building would be? Absolutely, positively not.

I attended Wickliffe Schools. I was a student at all three of the current buildings and am a proud 1987 graduate. My son graduated this year and attended all three of the current schools. As Wickliffe Alum we agree that new schools are needed. In fact November 5th will be the first time my son will vote and he is very excited at the opportunity to make a difference and vote for Issue 3 to build a new campus at the current site of Wickliffe High School which will house all three school Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Click here for the whole story