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State should deal harshly with abusers in power

August 2, 2016 Ohioans are justifiably outraged when they learn someone in a position of trust has violated it by victimizing others, often children. more »»

Beware the energy shell game

August 1, 2016 Scorching July weather may have many in the Ohio Valley deciding between cranking up the air conditioning and keeping electricity bills within reason, but it turns out consumers in West Virginia and... more »»

In zeal to prosecute, the case was lost

July 30, 2016 On April 12, 2015, Baltimore, Md., police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife. more »»

It’s time to eliminate terrorists

July 29, 2016 Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass Tuesday. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat. more »»

Reading program improving kids’ lives

July 28, 2016 Summer is when many children really struggle with reading. While they may be practicing every day with while at school, they may not be in homes where reading much is a habi. more »»

Help is available for school supplies

July 27, 2016 In just a few short weeks, Mid-Ohio Valley students will return to class so it isn’t too soon to begin preparing for all of those back-to-school expenses. more »»

Programs important in fighting drug abuse

July 26, 2016 There are three important programs available to the public this week, all with the common theme of providing parents and community members with information on drugs, drug abuse and other at-risk... more »»

Keep other terror groups on watch, too

July 25, 2016 The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. more »»

Peaceful Cleveland convention testimony to city’s police

July 23, 2016 Remember the lead-up top the Republican National Convention in Cleveland? For weeks before it opened, there was speculation about violent demonstrations and confrontations among competing protesters... more »»

High heat poses a danger, be prepared

July 22, 2016 The sizzling summer of 2016 just got hotter. Highs are expected in the 90s this weekend and the heat index is likely to break 100 degrees. Please take care. more »»

Efforts to check charter school are not political

July 21, 2016 Ohio’s delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are, by and large, involved, intelligent, informed, influential people. more »»

Frontier should resolve allegations

July 20, 2016 The Frontier Local school district seems to be playing a game of hot potat. more »»

High school library upgrade a positive step

July 19, 2016 While some schools in some states are trimming library hours and staffs, Fort Frye High School and the Fort Frye School district are to be commended for upgrading its high school library and bringin... more »»

The world must work together to stop terror

July 18, 2016 How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another... more »»

State Dept. must answer for security, email lapses

July 16, 2016 It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal email servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is... more »»

Police deserve our support

July 15, 2016 A series of tragedies last week provoked raw emotion across the natio. more »»

Who gets access to cellphone secrets?

July 14, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»

Hold all schools to acceptable standards

July 13, 2016 Imagine reading that during a two-year period, 14 schools in Ohio were closed because they were not doing a good enough job for students. Shocking, right? Believe it. more »»

Words matter right now

July 12, 2016 "I think we have got to learn to disagree without being violently disagreeable..." Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said it best: Words matter at this time. more »»

Continue to support W.Va. flood victims

July 11, 2016 Some of the victims of widespread flooding in West Virginia late last month will never recover fully from the disaster. For those who lost loved ones, life can never be the sam. more »»



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