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Ohio Senate Bill 209 is another in a long string of bizarre attempts by state lawmakers to insert control at the local level.

It would prohibit schools from requiring anyone to wear a mask in a public education setting.

It would also stop the state school board, the Ohio Department of Education, as well as individual districts’ boards of education, from requiring masks.

SB 209 was introduced by state Sen. Andrew Brenner, R-Powell, who was also part of the implementation of a recent law that banned public schools from issuing vaccine mandates.

We know strategies for combating the spread of COVID-19 are not one-size-fits-all, and are best left to those living in our communities, rather than being dictated from Columbus.

The sooner those politicians who call themselves conservatives remember that, the better.

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