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Extra care makes for safer summer

June 8, 2013 The sound of children yelling and playing is starting to fill the air as the school year comes to an end. It is a good time to remember some summer safety tips, for parents, children and drivers. more »»

Allow online voter registration

June 7, 2013 Despite significant changes during the past decade in how elections are handled in Ohio, relatively few people seem to be trying to cheat the system. more »»

Rescind 20-year limit in rape cases

June 6, 2013 In April, a grand jury in Cleveland indicted a man for rape in an assault that allegedly occurred while he held a knife to his victim’s throat and threatened to kill he. more »»

Why hasn’t US gone after hackers?

June 4, 2013 Think for a moment about what would happen if a foreign power launched a military attack calculated to destroy billions of dollars’ worth of U.S. property — but without causing any injuries or deaths. more »»

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

June 4, 2013 Friends of Beaver Creek State Park Pioneer Village to meet EAST LIVERPOOL — Friends of Beaver Creek State Park Pioneer Village will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Trading Post, 12013 Echo Dell Roa. more »»

Export of LNG good for Valley

June 1, 2013 Our compliments to U.S. Rep. more »»

‘Headline risk,’ not good sense, hit Hawaii junket

May 31, 2013 After a public outcry when the news media reported some members of the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio were planning to attend a conference in Hawaii — on the public’s dime — those... more »»

Grab for AP phone records very scarey

May 30, 2013 Lost a bit amid the scandals involving American response to the terrorism in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in American deaths and the IRS overreaching into groups that might oppose President Barack... more »»

Judges shouldn’t run in party primaries

May 29, 2013 Judges and state appellate court justices should be selected without regard to political party affiliation. Ohio has it half right in that respect - but needs to finish the job. more »»

Please pause and give thanks today

May 27, 2013 “Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. Fading light, dims the sight, And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright. more »»

Obama tramples our basic liberties

May 25, 2013 President Barack Obama and his liberal supporters have made it very clear their philosophy of government is that it is their way or the highway. more »»

Obama maneuvers to repair his image

May 24, 2013 A politician can pull off only so many well-timed maneuvers before even his staunchest supporters must admit the efforts do not pass the smell test. more »»

IRS scandal moves closer to Obama

May 23, 2013 Among troubling aspects of the Internal Revenue Service scandal is that since it began making headlines, they have moved closer and closer to President Barack Obama. more »»

Time lawmakers take thorough look at gambling

May 22, 2013 Ohio legislators finally seem to be getting serious about shutting down “Internet cafes” throughout the state. They are absolutely right to be doing so. more »»

Don’t read into Gosnell verdict

May 21, 2013 T he battle over abortion has been unceasing in the United States ever since the Jan. 22, 1973, Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. more »»

‘Plan B’ order is politically correct without any sense

May 18, 2013 Political correctness has sunk into absurdity in a situation involving access to the so-called “Plan B” birth control drug. more »»

Ohio employers may share windfall

May 17, 2013 Tens of thousands of employers in Ohio may be sharing in a windfall of nearly $1.9 billion from state government. While about half of that is an initiative by Gov. more »»

Common-sense drug addiction treatment needed

May 16, 2013 No wonder we’re losing the war against drug abuse. The pushers are more organized than efforts to wean addicts away from their deadly wares. more »»

Bill to double gun crime penalties makes good sense

May 11, 2013 Guns really don’t kill people. People do — and perhaps government should be paying more attention to the murderous thugs who threaten our safety. more »»

Manchin again trying gun background checks

May 8, 2013 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin seems determined to gain full Senate approval of updates to federal background check rules for prospective gun buyers. Though the amendment he and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. more »»

 
 

 

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