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No win in battle over the budget

October 21, 2013 Surveys show people approve of their own congressman but disapprove of Congress in general have come home to roost. more »»

Family-friendly spooky activities appear

October 19, 2013 Remember when Halloween was a scary good time? When children dressed in costume and collected candy door to door? Despite the plethora of horror flicks such as “Halloween the 13th Part X” or “Zombie... more »»

Default delayed; disaster yet looms

October 18, 2013 The default disaster has been delayed. Now, Congress and the White House can focus on immigration reform, a farm bill — oh, yeah, and a budget. more »»

Budget measure literally buys time

October 17, 2013 The skies cleared, the seas parted, and Wednesday our leaders came down from Capitol Hill with a plan to postpone potential fiscal Armageddon. Investors rejoiced. Grea. more »»

Election proposal should not limit choices

October 16, 2013 As a partial government shutdown enters its third week, partisan rancor intensifies. Default looms. Polls finds voters are fed up with members of both major political parties. more »»

Reject Kasich’s plan for end run

October 15, 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 »»

It’s time to start dealing with debt

October 14, 2013 A few thoughts on the shutdown of the federal government: First off, we agree something has to be done beyond extending the debt limit every six months or once a year to avert the United States... more »»

Base decisions on science

October 11, 2013 Gas and oil drilling do not appear to cause anywhere near the environmental damage some activists claim. more »»

Petition drive lost support of public

October 10, 2013 Despite a well-funded campaign, with much of the money coming from out of state, backers of a referendum to allow Internet sweepstakes cafes in Ohio lost their battle last week. more »»

Assemble in peace; 25 people or fewer

October 9, 2013 We discovered this week that the right of the people peaceably to assemble trumps the closure of national monuments and parks due to a lack of funds. more »»

Common sense may have been shut down, too

October 7, 2013 Part of the reason so many Americans are fed up with government in general is that too often, bureaucrats display a complete lack of common sense. During World War II, Joe McGrain of Rochester, N.. more »»

Auditor should look into fraud in program

October 4, 2013 When Congress approved President Barack Obama’s $787 billion “stimulus” package in 2009, we worried it would be an open invitation to fraud and waste. more »»

Federal deficit being covered by taxes

October 3, 2013 In arguing for bigger government, including the national health insurance takeover, President Barack Obama is being more than a little dishonest. more »»

Ready or not, you will have to comply

October 2, 2013 Admissions from President Barak Obama’s administration that it isn’t really ready to roll out the new national health insurance program have become regular occurrences. By Ja. more »»

‘Ask the Expert’ about breast cancer Oct. 15

October 1, 2013 Readers of our print edition undoubtedly noticed the unusual hue on today’s pages. It’s our way of joining the national breast cancer awareness campaign in October. more »»

Keep pension program solvent in long term

September 30, 2013 A few years ago, Ohio officials began facing up to the reality of severely underfunded public employee pension programs. more »»

Hats off

September 28, 2013 Thanks for caring — and for sharing Overcoming an addiction can be a tough, ongoing battle, according to those who are winning the fight. more »»

Rethink policies for zero tolerance

September 27, 2013 A local school teacher or principal suggesting a 6-year-old girl be expelled for bringing her mother’s nail clippers to class probably would draw laughter. more »»

State leaders should revisit cafe issue

September 25, 2013 A referendum on a state law that essentially bans Internet sweepstakes parlors might not be on the fall ballot. more »»

Trouble ahead? Just wait (not you, Congress)

September 24, 2013 It’s crunch time in Washington. One week from today, the federal fiscal year begins, again without a budget. more »»



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