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Yost has plan to resolve records disputes

April 21, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believe. more »»

Blame Congress, president for tax freedom day delay

April 17, 2015 Bad news about taxes for Ohioans came out this week, but don’t blame local and state officials. It is not their fault. more »»

Container law change should be more open

April 16, 2015 An Ohio Senate committee has approved a bill to allow entertainment districts where people could carry open containers of alcohol outside bars and restaurants — but only in larger cities. more »»

1st county joins state in putting spending on Internet

April 15, 2015 Last year, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel launched, which makes all state spending information available for viewing via the Interne. more »»

Ensure evidence isn’t filed, forgotten

April 14, 2015 Ohioans should be pleased impressive progress has been made in clearing up a gigantic backlog of old evidence in rape cases. more »»

A sure method to lower cost of college

April 12, 2015 Too many plans to “make college more affordable” do nothing of the sort. Typical are nearly all such initiatives in Washington, which merely shift the burden of paying for higher education. more »»

Have a plan for a tornado

April 10, 2015 Springlike weather returned to our region this week, meaning it’s a good time to review tornado safety. more »»

Explore options regarding highway funding

April 9, 2015 In approving $7 billion in transportation spending for the next two years, Ohio legislators also agreed they need to find better ways to fund projects such as highways and bridges. more »»

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 »»



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