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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 »»

Roses&Thorns

May 5, 2013 Thorns for the Leetonia man (term used loosely) who, according to witnesses, purposely drove his truck over two pet ducks, killing them, in the Columbiana McDonald’s parking lot. more »»

Politicians, not Army, know best on tank purchase

May 1, 2013 No nation on earth has an armored vehicle capable of standing up to the U.S. Abrams tank. On conventional battlefields, it is virtually unbeatable. more »»

Roses&Thorns

April 28, 2013 Roses for Alawn & Landscape Service owners Robin and Brian Falk. The Falks wanted to help out with Salem's recent cleanup day. more »»

Looking for root of horror attacks

April 27, 2013 While President Barack Obama and most members of Congress have seemed preoccupied with proposals for new limits on gun ownership since the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. more »»

GUEST COLUMN: Ohio’s energy future is a balancing act of production and usage

April 26, 2013 A real energy plan for America can help bring back jobs, turn around our trade deficit and spark an American manufacturing renaissance. more »»

Cheating schools need oversight

April 25, 2013 Ohio school districts that cannot even fake academic success already are subject to an emergency process overseen by the state, through appointment of “academic distress commissions. more »»

Roses&Thorns

April 21, 2013 Roses for Salem graphic design artist Rustin Rapp. His colorful downtown mural adorns the wooden barricade in front of an East State Street building being renovated. It shows skill and imagination. more »»

Wilson served on many levels

April 20, 2013 It is the sentiment expressed by current U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, that we wish to echo in expressing the sense of loss upon the death of former Congressman Charlie Wilson, a Democrat. more »»

Wilson served on many levels

April 20, 2013 It is the sentiment expressed by current U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, that we wish to echo in expressing the sense of loss upon the death of former Congressman Charlie Wilson, a Democrat. more »»

Double dipping costs state jobs

April 19, 2013 To get an interesting perspective on just how bad double dipping government employees are in Ohio, let's look at New Hampshire. more »»

First, enforce gun laws on books

April 18, 2013 Mingo County, W.Va., Sheriff Eugene Crum might be alive today if an existing federal gun control law had worked as it was supposed to. That revelation came on the very day U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. more »»

Another Boston Massacre for our history books

April 17, 2013 There is something about the date April 15 that brands it — for good and bad — into the American consciousness. more »»

A wise choice on Medicaid mandate

April 16, 2013 Ohio House of Representatives leaders are looking several years down the road in rejecting Gov. more »»

‘Iron Lady’ was friend to America

April 12, 2013 A fter some initial unpleasantness between us, Americans and Britons have enjoyed a deep friendship and an unshakeable alliance. more »»

Stop food stamp program fraud

April 5, 2013 It should not require a formal agreement for the federal government to cooperate with states in reducing food stamp fraud, but apparently it doe. more »»

 
 

 

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