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Protect us from $4 trillion budget

February 9, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»


February 8, 2015 Roses for citizens who clean away snow from fire hydrants in front of their homes. Then again there are those who are physically unable to do so. more »»

Kasich pushes for balanced budget

February 7, 2015 I t is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Growth at YARS worthy of support

February 6, 2015 \With a future round of U.S. military base closures or realignments looming, this week's announcement that $9. more »»

Keep drillers in eastern Ohio

February 5, 2015 What's not to like about a $500 million tax cut for small businesses and low- to middle-income working people in Ohio? The possibility the money will come out of other pockets. Gov. more »»

Protect unborn from addiction

February 4, 2015 M ost pregnant women cannot imagine being so addicted to a drug that they continue using it despite knowing the enormous risk that entails for both them and their babies. more »»

Obama’s attack on ‘529’ plans would hurt many

February 3, 2015 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»

Keep heading for fiscal sanity

February 2, 2015 B arely had “sequestration,” the government spending limits Congress put in place Jan. 1, 2013, celebrated its second anniversary when President Barack Obama urged throwing any restraint to the win. more »»


February 1, 2015 Thorns to the gossip, rumor and innuendo-fueled idiot brigade which has been marching busily along of late. Its members are many. more »»

Improvements need to be made in pipeline safety

January 31, 2015 Flames from a 20-inch natural gas pipeline that exploded in Brooke County — across the river from Steuvenville in West Virginia’s northern panhandle — had barely died down this week when federal... more »»

Horrors of Auschwitz must be remembered

January 30, 2015 Seventy years ago this week, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Funding explanation needed for this plan

January 29, 2015 A proposal by President Barack Obama that would offer community college classes to U.S. residents free of charge isn't something particularly new to northeast Ohioans. more »»

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 »»



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