Speaker Ryan now must clean the barn
November 6, 2015 Let us hope U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, is as creative, energetic and dedicated to reform as his record seems to indicate. more »»
Flu shots an easy way to be protected
November 4, 2015 There's no excuse. Flu shots are available seemingly everywhere in the Mid-Ohio Valley, from doctor's offices to pharmacies, the city and county health departments and more. more »»
Issue 1 merits support
November 1, 2015 Seldom is the process of redrawing political district lines for purposes of electing state and federal legislators accomplished without allegations of gerrymandering. more »»
Paving the way for a better Salem
October 25, 2015 Do you regularly drive along Second Street in Salem? Perhaps Third Street? If so you must be delighted to be driving on the recently-paved roads. No more potholes. No more vehicles getting beat up. more »»
Avoid ruining reform plan for Youngstown
October 23, 2015 State officials — along with the community in Youngstown — have an opportunity to establish a model for turning around failing schools in Ohio. It should not be thrown away. more »»
Ignoring Iran’s real nuclear track record
October 21, 2015 President Barack Obama and champions of his nuclear weapons "deal" with Iran continue to insist, in effect, that if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck — it isn't... more »»
O’Malley promises 3rd Obama term!
October 20, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had little chance of winning the Democrat Party’s nomination for president prior to the Tuesday debate among the contenders. more »»
Is economic equality a moral imperative?
October 19, 2015 Apparently, federal officials who hand states millions of dollars for charter schools do not pay much attention to what is going on with charter schools in those states. more »»
October 18, 2015 Roses for Salem's football program. It's been a long time coming. The Quakers were unbeaten heading into Friday's game — this was written prior — against Alliance. more »»
Other side of body cameras on cops
October 14, 2015 What would you do if you were a policeman who — fortunately wearing a ballistic vest — had just been shot by a suspect? Remember, the impact of a bullet striking a ballistic vest is severe and often... more »»
Be leery of talks with the Taliban
October 13, 2015 We Americans seem to be viewed as suckers by many of our enemies. And why not? We strike trust-us deals with an Iranian regime operating under the motto, "Death to America. more »»
Hillary’s views? Which way is wind blowing?
October 12, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»