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Four local entities join state’s checkbook

October 24, 2015 This week, we tip our cap — in this case, a green eyeshade — to the villages of Bettsville and Green Springs, and the Mohawk and New Riegel school districts, for embracing technology and transparency. more »»

More tax revenue? Gov’t is getting it

October 23, 2015 The government needs more of our money, liberal politicians insist. Really? During the fiscal year that ended Sep. more »»

Pakistan appears more an enemy than ally

October 22, 2015 A Pakistani official’s admission a few days ago does not exactly fall into the category of surprise of the century. more »»

Ensure police get quality training

October 20, 2015 Better training for Ohio police officers may help reduce unnecessary violence between them and members of the public. more »»

How many pot stores could we get?

October 16, 2015 State Issue 3 — which would allow Ohioans age 21 and older to use marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes — includes a procedure for establishing retail stores to sell po. more »»

Program aims to get more fathers involved

October 15, 2015 When a woman becomes pregnant, she has just three options: abortion, adoption or bearing and raising her child. more »»

Ask this question: Who’d pay cost?

October 13, 2015 When Democratic candidates for president Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. more »»

Officials allowed to abuse power

October 11, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Crack down on armed criminals

October 9, 2015 It has become something of a truism among defenders of the Second Amendment: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. more »»

Election days get underway

October 6, 2015 The general election in Ohio draws to a close 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. But ballots can be cast beginning toda. more »»

Sexual predator problem also needs attention

October 4, 2015 Drug offenses are why the overwhelming majority of people behind bars in Ohio were sent there. As many as 80 percent of state prison inmates have histories of trouble with substance abuse. more »»

Pot issue would raise tax, banking problems

October 2, 2015 Supporters of State Issue 3 on the November ballot like to tout the potential economic impact of legalized marijuana in Ohio. more »»

Boehner earned gratitude

September 30, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Raise your voice on new emissions standards

September 29, 2015 At least this time, the Environmental Protection Agency is holding public hearings on a major proposal near the people it will affect mos. more »»

He saw something, then did something

September 26, 2015 We tip our cap this week to a Meals on Wheels volunteer in Clyde, Texas, and a police officer in that Abilene suburb who rescued a local woman. more »»

Recycle more, throw less away

September 24, 2015 The message of reduce, reuse and recycle doesn’t seem to be getting through to American households. The U.S. more »»

Help fight influenza

September 23, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Register, learn and then vote

September 22, 2015 Today is National Voter Registration Day, when The League of Women Voters of Ohio, Ohio Voice, Common Cause Ohio and Ohio Votes engage in a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register as many eligibl... more »»

Free-for-all format gathers ammo for Democrats

September 18, 2015 It’s ironic that CNN’s version of the GOP debate Wednesday night was in the Reagan Presidential Library, given that the format was focused on getting participants to violate President Ronald Reagan’... more »»

The title is key to Issue 3

September 17, 2015 In the battle over ballot language for State Issue 3, the proposed marijuana amendment, both sides have claimed victory. And each side did emerge partially victorious. more »»



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