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No blank checks for charter schools

January 28, 2015 W hen Ohio legislators agreed to give charter schools a try, complete with public funding, the idea was to provide an alternative to failing public schools. more »»

Time to limit asset forfeiture

January 27, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Reducing tests in Ohio schools

January 26, 2015 Some Ohio legislators seem to be welcoming a recommendation that standardized testing in public schools be reduced. more »»

GUEST COLUMN: Impressions of the real situation in Afghanistan

January 24, 2015 The terrorist ordeals in Paris have certainly captured the attention of the world, and rightfully so. more »»

Selma, 50 years on

January 24, 2015 On Martin Luther King Day, 2015, how stand race relations in America? "Selma," a film focused on the police clubbing of civil rights marchers led by Dr. more »»

GUEST COLUMN: Salvaging children from broken education system

January 23, 2015 News about the present and future of American K-12 education continues to be discouraging. But a series of effective out-of-school programs is creating a glimmer of hope. more »»

Obama tries to plug region’s energy boon

January 22, 2015 American ingenuity and hard work have tapped an energy bonanza that is helping to dispel the last vestiges of the "Great Recession" while boosting local and state economies in several areas,... more »»

Don’t forget, cops killed in Paris too

January 21, 2015 M uch has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper. more »»

Why did US officials stay away in Paris?

January 20, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as 1. more »»

Pelvic exam, Pap test are critical for women

January 19, 2015 Nearly everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month. Much less known is the month set aside to raise awareness of cervical cancer, which happens each January. more »»

Terrorists won’t silence the press

January 18, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Reaction to Ebola needs reevaluated

January 17, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

Learning more about coverup

January 16, 2015 Within days of the August 2012 sexual assault of a 16-year-old Weirton girl by two Steubenville football players, allegations were made that school officials tried to cover up the crime. more »»

Someone must pay for the giveaways

January 15, 2015 From "cash for clunkers" to expansion of the Medicaid program, President Barack Obama has made government giveaways a hallmark of his administration. more »»

Time for good, hard look at Ohio schools

January 14, 2015 Many local school districts do a reasonably good job of ensuring that students graduate from high school. more »»

Boehner has plenty of support in House

January 13, 2015 Much is being made in the press — and in Democrat circles trying to ignore the message voters sent in November — about an alleged rebellion among Republicans in the House of Representatives. more »»

Bureau of Prisons owes explanation

January 12, 2015 For years the private prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America on Youngstown's north side has relied on public contracts to fund the housing of federal inmates. When word came Dec. more »»


January 11, 2015 Roses for school superintendents making an early call Wednesday evening to cancel Thursday classes instead of waiting until morning. more »»

Encouraging more minorities to teach

January 10, 2015 Ohioans acting in their children's best interests seem to have made more progress diversifying school populations than occurred under federal laws intended to integrate school. more »»

More young people turn to e-cigarettes

January 8, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking ... more »»



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