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Keep politics out of Ohio’s BOE

August 12, 2015 In retrospect, it seems incredible that Ohio voters in 1953 believed an elected state board of education would keep politics out of the administration of public schools. more »»

Workers at old Ormet plant must be paid

August 11, 2015 One might think determining whether as many as 30 workers at a Monroe County steel plant have been getting their paychecks would be a simple matter. But no. A U.. more »»

Ohio needs more money for roads and bridges

August 10, 2015 Ohio seems to do a better job of maintaining highways and bridges and finding money for new ones than some other states. Still, trouble may be on the horizon. more »»

Use of atomic bomb still debated

August 8, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago this week — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history — was a horrible event. more »»

Plenty of blame to go around in lion’s death

August 7, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. more »»

Sales tax holiday is helpful, should be expanded

August 6, 2015 Ohio’s first sales tax holiday will take place this weekend, allowing parents and teachers to stock up on school supplies and clothes without paying a sales tax. more »»

The Democrats’ Trump card

August 6, 2015 With Hillary Clinton's multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have reason to be... more »»

Republican field searches for a way to trump Donald

August 6, 2015 Not since basketball superstar LeBron James returned to Cleveland has the city once known as the Mistake on the Lake drawn as much national attention as it has for tomorrow's Republican presidential... more »»

Deaths of 10 years ago a grim reminder

August 5, 2015 This week marks a grim anniversary for many Ohioans. It was 10 years ago, on Aug 3, 2005, that a single ambush in Iraq took the lives of 14 Marines. more »»

Conception deception

August 5, 2015 It took three videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing the culling and retailing of aborted baby parts, but Hillary Clinton finally managed to say that she found the video... more »»

Fighting climate change for real, it’s time

August 5, 2015 Time to drop this "war on coal" talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama's beefed-up plan to combat global warming. more »»

Changes in use of force are needed

August 4, 2015 When most Americans think about tragedies involving use of deadly force by police officers, the word “Ferguson” probably comes to mind. more »»

2016 isn’t far away so voters need to get busy

August 3, 2015 Ready or not, here they come. We’re talking about the Republican Party’s bakers dozen, and then some, of presidential candidates. more »»

How many children are at risk?

August 1, 2015 After 5-month-old Erin Warfel died in March 2013, the authorities in Medina, Ohio, decided her cause of death was “undecided.” Everyone involved moved on with their lives. more »»

Mothers vital to lowering infant mortality rates in Ohio

July 31, 2015 Ohio continues to suffer from a higher infant mortality rate than most of the rest of the country. According to the Ohio Department of Health, in 2013 there were 7. more »»

Time running out for world’s endangered animals

July 30, 2015 An ongoing environmental disaster has not received appropriate attention from world leaders, including both Republican and Democrat presidents and members of Congress in the United States. more »»

UMW members must be informed

July 29, 2015 At the top of the agenda for the United Mine Workers of America’s 125th anniversary convention this week ought to be a vow not to get fooled agai. more »»

Nuclear game changer: U.S. lacks muscle around world

July 28, 2015 A preview of one potential scenario for a Middle East including a nuclear-armed Iran is being provided just a few time zones away, in North Korea. There, U.. more »»

Consider running for public office

July 27, 2015 Consider this to be your invitation to run for public office in your community. There are spaces available. more »»

Ohio must demand honesty in state school officials

July 25, 2015 Ohioans, including the tens of thousands of dedicated, honest, effective teachers, may be wondering if there is a limit to the rottenness in public education officialdom. more »»



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