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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 »»

Why did US officials stay away in Paris?

January 20, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as 1. more »»

Pelvic exam, Pap test are critical for women

January 19, 2015 Nearly everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month. Much less known is the month set aside to raise awareness of cervical cancer, which happens each January. more »»

Terrorists won’t silence the press

January 18, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Reaction to Ebola needs reevaluated

January 17, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

Learning more about coverup

January 16, 2015 Within days of the August 2012 sexual assault of a 16-year-old Weirton girl by two Steubenville football players, allegations were made that school officials tried to cover up the crime. more »»

Someone must pay for the giveaways

January 15, 2015 From "cash for clunkers" to expansion of the Medicaid program, President Barack Obama has made government giveaways a hallmark of his administration. more »»



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