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WIC potato ban makes no sense

December 19, 2014 If you are a low-income woman planning to pay for all or part of your groceries with vouchers from the federal WIC program, feel free to load up the cart with any fruits and vegetables you like. more »»

Salem superintendent expresses his gratitude

December 18, 2014 Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday have all come and gone and I am still getting around to giving thanks. But, then, I have a lot for which to be thankful. more »»

On torture, listen to John McCain

December 17, 2014 Many voices have chimed during the past week in regard to the release of the U.S. more »»

Need remains great this holiday season

December 16, 2014 We are staring at the gift-giving season squarely in the face now. more »»

CIA report: Consider the source

December 16, 2014 O n election night in 1986, when John McCain won the U.S. more »»

Orion showing what we’re still capable of

December 15, 2014 On Dec. 7, 1972, came the last launch of a vehicle by human beings that went beyond low-earth orbit. more »»

Release of report shines little light

December 13, 2014 The report on the CIA's interrogation techniques going back through the post Sept. 11, 2001, period offers some stark and scary details of what amounts to torture in the name of interrogation. more »»

Why were rape kits not tested?

December 12, 2014 Hundreds of Ohio rape cases have been solved because of state Attorney General Mike DeWine's initiative to have old evidence examined, authorities say. more »»

Lawmakers should toughen texting laws

December 11, 2014 “Distracted driving” can have fatal consequences. Not infrequently, police report accidents caused by motorists who were using cellular phones to talk or send text messages. more »»

Today’s toy guns look all too real

December 10, 2014 Perhaps a new debate about gun control is needed in America. Not about real firearms — but about “toys” that sometimes cause needless deaths of children. more »»

Dialogue needed to increase trust

December 9, 2014 W hen issues arose 20 years ago that indicated an erosion of the relationship and trust between communities and police officers, the push for some technical solution led to police cruiser cameras. more »»

Be smart with your charitable donations

December 8, 2014 Just as we're urged to open our hearts and wallets to help others in need through charitable donations, we're warned about the dangers of scam artists lurking when you least expect it — like during... more »»

Dec. 7, 1941 continues to live in infamy

December 7, 2014 It was the most profound and cowardly sneak attack in the history of man. At exactly 7:55 a.m., on Dec. more »»

Ohio must stiffen ban on texting by drivers

December 6, 2014 "Distracted driving" can have fatal consequences. Not infrequently, police report accidents caused by motorists who were using cellular phones to talk or send text messages. more »»

Lock up repeat offenders; don’t forget juveniles

December 5, 2014 W hy some politicians shrink from locking proved threats to the public up and throwing away the key is beyond us. more »»

Perhaps it’s time to talk about race

December 2, 2014 R ioters in Ferguson, Mo., held the attention of most in the media and the public last week. more »»

Obama loses another secretary of defense

December 1, 2014 President Barack Obama does not seem to have very good luck in keeping secretaries of defense. The third one of his administration, Chuck Hagel, is resigning. more »»

Redistricting plan worth consideration

November 30, 2014 Accusations of gerrymandering will never be eliminated from the process of setting districts from which state and federal legislators are elected. more »»

Is Ebola fight right place for US troops?

November 29, 2014 A bout 2,000 American soldiers are in harm’s way this week — not against terrorists in the Middle East but in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. more »»

When a toy gun isn’t much of a toy at all

November 28, 2014 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland probably would be alive today had he not brandished a realistic-looking gun when challenged by a police office. more »»



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