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Red kettle drive needs final push

December 21, 2015 Donations are down for The Salvation Army’s well-known red-kettle fund drive campaign. It’s a staple in our community, not to mention scores of others elsewher. more »»

Ohio’s high school grad rate cause for concern

December 19, 2015 For some young people, a college degree is not a necessity. Many good, well-paying jobs can be found without one — though clearly, a B.S. or B.A. after one’s name provides an advantage. more »»

Show tax cheaters they will be punished

December 18, 2015 Ohioans filing state income tax returns may have to jump through a few additional hoops next year. They can thank scammers for the added aggravation. more »»

Take being called for jury duty seriously

December 17, 2015 A group of Washington County residents have been ordered to pay court costs after skipping out on jury duty this fall, and their mistake should be an important reminder to us all. more »»

No room for zero common sense rules

December 15, 2015 Last year, a 10-year-old boy was suspended from school in Columbus for pointing his finger — school officials explained it was a “lookalike firearm” — at another student. more »»

Child abuse doesn’t stop during holidays

December 14, 2015 If you see something, say something. That advice has been used frequently to encourage citizens to report potential acts of terrorism. more »»

Police work isn’t for everyone

December 12, 2015 Most law enforcement officers and deputies are good, courageous men and women who take “protect and serve” seriously. more »»

Trump’s idea on Muslims won’t work

December 11, 2015 Criticism of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is absolutely right on ethical grounds. As Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. more »»

Ohio should go easy on cutting benefits to old workers

December 10, 2015 While presidents and Congresses for many years have refused to deal with entitlement reform, states have no choice. more »»

To defeat the Islamic State we must put aside our differences

December 9, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

Too much money still owed to Ohio kids

December 8, 2015 Ohio officials deserve credit for doing better than their counterparts in some other states when it comes to ensuring parents who owe child support pay it. During the 12 months ending Sept. more »»

Options for a healthier life are in our community

December 7, 2015 If you haven’t got the message yet now hear this: There’s a new wave sweeping across our nation that we’re supposed to be getting healthy. It’s way past time to shape up. more »»

Habitat for Humanity: Homes for the holidays

December 5, 2015 Thanks to countless hours of hard work and dedication by a small army of volunteers, families like that of Jodi Whitehouse have a home to call their own. more »»

America’s climate attitude a bit shaky

December 4, 2015 President Barack Obama and his aides clearly want other world leaders at the Paris talks on climate change to believe our country is virtually unique. U.S. more »»

It’s time to weigh options for ’16 election

December 3, 2015 It’s only been a few weeks since election results came in for the 2015 general election, but another is already looming. The deadline is De. more »»

Compare charter, public schools fairly

December 1, 2015 A special panel looking at how charter schools in Ohio are evaluated focused on honest, accurate reports on their achievements. more »»

Health issues can wreck deer gun season

November 30, 2015 Ohio’s deer gun season has started and we certainly hope everyone who heads out into the Buckeye State’s woods and fields returns safel. more »»

Reach out to others, Send Help

November 28, 2015 Many of us were so stuffed over the Thanksgiving holiday, we thought we might never need eat again. more »»

Electricity policy will create bills that break budgets

November 27, 2015 If you want to get hot about climate change, think about what President Barack Obama’s plan on it will cost you: at least $32 billion a year in higher electric bills throughout the nation. more »»



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