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Arrests records don’t make Ohio background checks

May 19, 2015 Unless state legislators are willing to put teeth into Ohio’s criminal background check system, it might be just as well to scrap the whole thing. more »»

Why aren’t all arrests available?

May 18, 2015 Unless state legislators are willing to put teeth into Ohio's criminal background check system, it might be just as well to scrap the whole thing. more »»

Big Brother EPA little too obvious

May 16, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

Another foreign policy crisis looms

May 15, 2015 A genuine foreign policy crisis is occurring, and President Barack Obama’s reaction to it betrays his clear failure to comprehend the peril his ongoing missteps have created. more »»

Support the substance abuse rally this Saturday

May 13, 2015 The lead story in our Monday edition detailed a substance abuse rally being held Saturday at Reilly Stadium in Salem. It deserved that placement. more »»

IRS employees escape scandal

May 12, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Holding electric bills down in Ohio

May 11, 2015 Like many legislatures, Ohio's succumbed to nanny-statism a few years ago by enacting requirements for use of "alternative energy. more »»


May 10, 2015 Roses, hugs and kisses for all the good moms out there — from the first-time mothers to an elderly mom who realized that being a parent did not end when a child became an adult. more »»

Radioactive waste facility is essential

May 8, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»


May 8, 2015 Oskar Groening somehow embodies both the worst and the best of humanity. His trial challenges us to consider the meaning of guilt and redemptio. more »»


May 7, 2015 A new memoir from two of Ariel Castro’s victims is a story of resilience and survival on the part of two young Cleveland women who suffered unimaginably after being kidnapped by a sick and evil m. more »»

Defending liberty in Garland, Texas

May 7, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Make criminals with guns pay with hard time

May 6, 2015 Too often, law-abiding gun owners are the targets of those who want to reduce violent crime. That makes no sense. As many gun enthusiasts point out, criminals don’t obey the law anyway. more »»

Another reminder of an unkept Obama promise

May 5, 2015 For seven years now, President Barack Obama has annually broken a promise. In 2008, while able to say whatever he thought would garner the most votes, Obama pledged to recognize the slaughter of 1. more »»

The House passes the state operating budget

May 4, 2015 The budget process took another step this when the Ohio House passed Amended Substitute House Bill 64 (on April 23), which was our version of the state operating budget. more »»

Freddie Gray needs to be front, center

May 3, 2015 Did Baltimore's mayor wait too long to call for backup to the city's police department as riots spread in the streets Monday? Hindsight would say "yes. more »»

Reliable background checks are essential

May 1, 2015 School systems use Ohio's criminal background check system to ensure they are not hiring someone who may be a danger to children. more »»

House Reps should use realistic figures

April 29, 2015 Nearly two-thirds of the members of the Ohio House of Representatives were not serving in those posts in 2009. Perhaps that explains the House's collective short memory regarding overconfidence. more »»

John Hinckley Jr. hasn’t been cured

April 28, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Distorting justice to fit own biases

April 24, 2015 F airness and impartiality are at the foundation of the American concept of justice. It has been eroded to an alarming extent. more »»



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