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Remember to honor our vets

November 10, 2013 Since 1919, Americans have been celebrating a very special day on Nov. 11. Monday is Veterans Day. It is a day of acknowledgment. It is a day of utmost respect and reverence. more »»

Halloween haunt theme not harmless

November 6, 2013 “Entertainment" these days often is in bad taste, and that is putting it mildly. Computer gamers see nothing wrong with "game" scenarios that include slaughtering innocent peopl. more »»

Expedite lawsuit on Ohio Medicaid

November 5, 2013 It is easy to understand why the state's attorneys are in no hurry for the Ohio Supreme Court to decide a case involving expansion of the Medicaid program - and why those who brought the lawsuit wan... more »»

This election does carry importance

November 4, 2013 Tuesday’s election is not a blockbuster. There aren’t any hotly-contested state or county issues. There isn’t a race for president. No congressional races. more »»

Liberal policies increase poverty

November 1, 2013 President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress like to brag about how much they have done for poor Americans. Ohioans have good cause to be disgusted by such tal. more »»

Finding bad apples in education system

October 30, 2013 The overwhelming majority of public school teachers in Ohio are good men and women who are dedicated to educating children. But as with any profession, there are a few bad apples. more »»


October 29, 2013 “Haunted Trail’ open at Career Center Oct. 29-31 LISBON — The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center is hosting its annual “Haunted Trail” from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29-31. more »»

Reacquaint young people with reality

October 26, 2013 It seems incredible that so many young people who have no memory of a world before the Internet are entirely unaware of the degree to which they have been dehumanized by the Web. more »»

Lawmakers need to address own ban on charity raffle devices

October 24, 2013 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was right to delay enforcing a law that will be detrimental to some military veterans and charities they support. more »»

No penalties in Obamacare fiasco

October 23, 2013 Former president Harry Truman was famous for insisting that anything that went wrong in federal government was his responsibility. “The buck stops here,” he realized. more »»

Message to Kasich must be very clear

October 17, 2013 President Barack Obama has rightly come under fire for his practice of bypassing Congress on critical issues that should be decided by the legislative branch of government. Now, it appears Ohio Gov. more »»

The Banquet of Salem continues to serve good food and good will

October 15, 2013 Headed toward a decade of service, the Banquet in Salem continues to serve hundreds of area residents with good food and good company. The Banquet began Sept. 24, 2004. more »»


October 13, 2013 Thorns for misleading political signs. Case in point: Jerry Wolford, a former Salem mayor, is also a former Perry Township trustee. He is running for a township trustee seat in the upcoming electio. more »»

Judging a school based on a single student’s scores

October 10, 2013 Public schools should not be judged on the basis of how well one or two of their students perform on standardized tests. Yet something like that may have happened in West Virginia. more »»

Blaming system for Internet Cafe referendum defeat

October 9, 2013 Despite a well-funded campaign, with much of the money coming from out of state, backers of a referendum to allow “Internet cafe” gambling in Ohio lost their battle last week. more »»

Registry of repeat DUI offenders seems valuable idea

October 8, 2013 Knowing about men and women in your community who are in the habit of driving while intoxicated may be just as important as learning whether sex offenders live near you. more »»

Just tip of iceberg about Obamacare

October 5, 2013 While the attention was on the split of House vs. Senate vs. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, a far more momentous occasion than a government shutdown occurred. more »»

College football needs major reforms

October 1, 2013 Ohio State fans must be outraged over the lack of moral outrage, public mea culpas, public investigations and hand-wringing that have followed the Sports Illustrated revelations about Oklahoma State... more »»

GUEST COLUMN: Government funding creates passionate debate

September 25, 2013 As this fiscal year comes to a close on September 30th, there is passionate debate in Congress, and throughout America, about how best to continue funding our government while dealing with... more »»



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