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$71M charter school grant raises questions

October 8, 2015 Federal officials who awarded Ohio $71 million to expand charter schools said they spotted “no weaknesses” in the state’s application for the money. Talk about making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear . more »»

Sure, Secret Service will hold officials accountable for leak

October 7, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

As the season advances toward the first ballots in the 2016 primaries, one thing is for sure: Outsiders are already gaining votes from those with fat wallets. While GOP frontrunner Donald Trump says he'll pay his own way until such time as he wins nominat

October 6, 2015 As the season advances toward the first ballots in the 2016 primaries, one thing is for sure: Outsiders are already gaining votes from those with fat wallets. more »»

Obama priorities askew

October 4, 2015 Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has been described as the world's only super-power. But like a retired heavyweight boxing champion, we don't scare many people these days. more »»

Boehner post will be challenging to fill

October 2, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Recycling totals can be troubling

September 30, 2015 The message of reduce, reuse and recycle doesn't seem to be getting through to American households. The U.S. more »»

Good reasons to get a flu shot

September 28, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there's no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Americans should demand money back

September 25, 2015 Almost undoubtedly, Russian military advisers and weaponry being sent to Syria will do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist army than has been accomplished by the United States. more »»

State’s takeover of Youngstown schools makes good sense

September 23, 2015 Local school districts ought to be run by local boards of education who choose their own superintendents —most of the time. more »»

Leaders no longer loyal to Constitution

September 21, 2015 For more than two centuries, the Constitution has been the guarantor of our liberties as Americans. That has been possible only because our leaders, with rare exceptions, have been loyal to it. more »»

Monitoring needle exchange

September 20, 2015 Has it come to this? That drug addicts are to be furnished with syringes, courtesy of taxpayers? In some places — such as Ohio County in Western Virginia's northern panhandle — it has. more »»

Rwanda offers model to save African wildlife

September 19, 2015 With worry about the futures of some of the world’s great animals — tigers, lions and elephants come to mind — fully justified, events in Rwanda during the past few years are more than nice to... more »»

Ohio voters should not ignore Issue 3’s stench

September 16, 2015 Ohioans should not, in effect, ignore the stench from Issue 3 on the November ballot, as a national advocate for legalization of marijuana advocates. more »»

Keep flags, patriotism flying high 14 years on

September 15, 2015 In the months immediately following the 9/11 attacks, local residents and, in fact, all Americans banded together to show the world their strength and courage. more »»

EPA mandates suck cash out of paychecks

September 14, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials are fond of rationalizing new schemes for draconian regulations by claiming they will save lives and protect millions of people from health problems such as... more »»

Case against Iran deal is compelling

September 13, 2015 Just four Democrat U.S. senators plan to vote against President Barack Obama's proposed nuclear weapons deal with Iran. more »»

State must surrender public records now

September 11, 2015 More and more, government officials at all levels seem to have adopted a new philosophy about laws requiring them to turn over public records when they are requested: Just say no. more »»

Monopoly best term to use with Issue 3

September 10, 2015 Regardless of how much lipstick you put on a pig, it's still a pig. more »»

Drones governed by some basic rules

September 9, 2015 The drones are coming. Actually, they're here, and there will be more of them in coming months. more »»

Alaska perfect selection for Obama scare campaign

September 8, 2015 Alaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama’s scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is... more »»

Court rulings defeat Constitutional rights

September 7, 2015 It appears the very agency accused of spying unconstitutionally on Americans now has the authority to stop anyone who objects. Two recent court rulings make that clear. In 2013, a U.. more »»



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