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Give added calamity days to Ohio schools

January 30, 2014 In the wake of subzero temperatures and several snow storms, local school districts may get a break when it comes to snow days. more »»

EPA mess a prime example of lack of oversight

January 29, 2014 Among those responsible for the government’s war on coal and reasonable electricity prices was a now-retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official named John C. Beale. more »»

Just say ‘no’ to casinos’ demands

January 28, 2014 As revenue continues to drop at Ohio casinos and horse race tracks, beware of how the state legislature responds. And look no further than West Virginia for a preview. more »»

Appreciate those who have to be outside

January 27, 2014 Snowy days, followed by more snowy days with a few below-zero temperatures mixed in have made January a month to forget. more »»

Don’t take chances keeping warm

January 25, 2014 Another wave of arctic-cold weather has hit the area. With it will come an increase in the number of house fires — and, possibly, deaths in them. more »»

How about a little teamwork on Sochi security

January 24, 2014 This summer marks 42 years since the Israeli Olympic team was taken hostage and murdered in the Munich summer games in 1972. more »»

Look for new ways to combat poverty

January 23, 2014 The family featured on the front page of the paper lives in poverty. Jennifer Harbert is a single mother who works and also receives assistance. She grew up in a similar fashion. more »»

Ohio’s kids need new law about alcohol emergencies

January 22, 2014 Adults should do nothing that encourages juveniles to drink alcoholic beverages. Nothing. They also should not leave minors to sink or swim when they abuse alcohol, however. more »»

Consumers must be vigilant about credit protection

January 21, 2014 The number of people facing potential problems because of security breaches with personal information seems to grow every day. more »»

Legal clinics fill local need

January 20, 2014 Even though Southeastern Ohio Legal Services has had to close its doors in Marietta, local people in need can still get free legal advice. That’s because monthly legal clinics are continuing. more »»

Take the money and run

January 18, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Obamacare website — — last fall. more »»

Recognizing Ohio has a heroin problem a big first step

January 17, 2014 Heroin overdoses claim about 11 lives each week in Ohio, it has been estimated. more »»

Value of donated formals goes beyond the dollars

January 16, 2014 Starting on Monday, dozens of donated formal dresses will be on sale at the Goodwill store in Marietta, something we hope ensures that students who couldn’t afford a high-end gown for prom still hav... more »»

Baseball’s integrity goes beyond policing A-Rod case

January 15, 2014 Major League Baseball has taken its lumps for doling out a season-plus-49-game suspension against star Alex Rodriguez in the latest doping scandal. more »»

Consider hearings on water supplies, drilling

January 14, 2014 Despite the enormous amount of natural gas well drilling in Ohio during the past few years, the state has recorded just 6 confirmed cases of contamination of water supplie. more »»

Nally set a strong example for next OEPA director

January 13, 2014 Radical environmentalists probably will take advantage of an opening for a new Ohio government watchdog over air, water and ground quality to demand a change in state policy. more »»

Mental health issues aren’t always very obvious

January 11, 2014 Prosecuting attorneys in Connecticut have concluded that 20-year-old Adam Lanza "displayed no aggressive or threatening tendencies" before he massacred 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook... more »»

Breaking tobacco habit is tough, but worth it

January 10, 2014 Many resolve to stop smoking at the start of the new year. We wish you luck and want you to know help is out there. more »»

Ohio tax break could provide spark for economy

January 9, 2014 In most of the country, new applications for unemployment benefits were down during the week of Christmas, the federal government reporte. more »»

3rd-grade test stance the litmus test for Ohio BOE

January 8, 2014 As of Tuesday, there were four vacancies on the 19-member Ohio Board of Education. In filling them, Gov. more »»



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