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An alert system is good; avoidance is better

April 8, 2015 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced it will team with NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. more »»

Collect more, not less, from casinos

April 7, 2015 Legalized casino gambling in Ohio has followed a trail worn well in other states. First, promise voters enormous riches if they approve table gambling and electronic slot machine. more »»

Ensure reform of charter schools in Ohio

April 5, 2015 When legislators allowed private, for-profit education in Ohio several years ago, it was almost as if they thought there was some sort of magic in the name: charter schools. more »»

Jury duty: Another service to our nation

April 4, 2015 Comedian Norm Crosby is credited with saying, “When you go into court, you are putting your fate into the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. more »»

Eliminate housing as a perk

April 3, 2015 There are plenty of ways to commune with nature in the Athens area. Strouds Run State Park comes to mind, as well as the four preserves in Athens County owned and managed by a local conservancy. more »»

Priority should be to sustain our park system

April 2, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»

Join the search for teen today

April 1, 2015 The search for a 14-year-old girl missing from her Tiffin home since March 22 is about to get bigger. And it could include you. A community search is to begin at 4 p.m. more »»

Sacrifices were not in vain

March 31, 2015 Too often, American servicemen and women make great sacrifices for seemingly unappreciative people in foreign countrie. more »»

Online checkbook idea rates an A-plus

March 29, 2015 Many states — and the federal government, for that matter — could learn a thing or two about the transparency to which they pay so much lip service, simply by taking a page out of the Ohio... more »»

Reduce testing in Ohio schools

March 27, 2015 Somewhere along the line, the advice to do everything in moderation got lost in the push for public school reform. more »»

Bill to cut algae may be paid by farmers

March 26, 2015 Legislation winding its way out of the Statehouse Wednesday aimed at reducing toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie should encourage anyone concerned about water quality in bodies of water great and smal. more »»

Videos evince the impact of distraction

March 25, 2015 Seeing isn’t just believing. It’s view changing. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has taken a look at some 1,700 videos that captured teen drivers in action moments before a crash. more »»

Prevent remotely causing tragedies

March 24, 2015 Those remotely monitored “smart meters” power companies have been installing on many homes make it easier to determine how much customers should be charged. more »»

Clean up the mess at Secret Service

March 22, 2015 After a string of scandals and failures involving the agency’s key duty of protecting the president and first family, President Barack Obama was urged to appoint an outsider to head the Secret... more »»

Coaches, directors offer a bit extra

March 21, 2015 As winter sports finally wind down, another season is getting underway, as area schools stage spring musicals. more »»

Please help this campaign

March 20, 2015 There is a campaign contribution we ask you to make, regardless of where you stand politically. more »»

Make arrest records public

March 19, 2015 There are places in Ohio where it is possible for police to arrest you — then refuse to let the local newspaper know you have been charge. more »»

How much do you trust Clinton?

March 16, 2015 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is running for president whether she will admit it or not, is telling voters that on matters of importance to every American, we will have to trust he. more »»

Hold charter schools to same standards

March 15, 2015 Ohio legislators have heard concerns about charter schools for at least the past couple of years. Yet they have not taken decisive action. more »»

Thank a social worker

March 13, 2015 Social workers share their skills in the community every day, helping the less fortunate and those in need. more »»



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