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Another reminder spending needs reduced

August 20, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

Keep safety in mind as new school year begins

August 19, 2014 If the children in your neighborhood haven’t already returned to school, they likely will do so sometime this week, so it’s important all of us pay attention to the special hazards and safety issues... more »»

Children deserve all the support they can get

August 18, 2014 Ohio’s child support guidelines are out of step with most of the rest of the country, with the federal government and the Child Support Guidelines Advisory Council pushing hard for increases in the... more »»

Ohio needs a plan for Ohio’s poor

August 16, 2014 Improving the economy — providing more jobs — is the key to lifting individuals and families out of poverty. That has been made crystal clear during the last several years in Ohio. more »»

We had the talk, now need action on area’s opiate abuse

August 15, 2014 This week’s community meeting to discuss the rising problem of opiate abuse in the area was a necessary first step in addressing the proble. more »»

Time to end stigma of mental illness

August 14, 2014 The silver lining to the sad news of actor Robin Williams’ death may be that it will draw some much needed attention to the subject of depression, as well as mental illness in general. more »»

TSA needs to take threats seriously

August 13, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. A week ago, a San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Calif. more »»

The IRS has some explaining to do

August 12, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials finally are being called to account in court. more »»

Oversight of prison food deal is essential

August 11, 2014 The most unappetizing story of the year so far has to be the discovery of fly larvae in food at four Ohio prisons. more »»

Specifics needed regarding OSU band behavior

August 9, 2014 After an internal investigation concluded Ohio State University’s renowned marching band was permeated by a “highly sexualized” culture, its director, Jonathan Waters, was dismisse. more »»

Students show their best at state fair

August 8, 2014 Seven Washington County students earned prizes at the Ohio State Fair this year, showcasing their skills in art, public speaking, raising rabbits and more. more »»

Ohio’s action sets a standard

August 7, 2014 Ohio officials have done something unusual — perhaps even precedent-setting — about wrongdoing by public officials. They are holding a man accountable for criminal misdeeds. more »»

Ohio has a stronger sense of urgency

August 6, 2014 Going back to school in Ohio will require adjustments for students, parents and educators. Graduation examinations are out. End-of-course tests are in. more »»

Funding needed to fight Ebola, like diseases

August 5, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tal. more »»

Law on inspections must be reviewed

August 4, 2014 A major malfunction on a ride at the Cedar?Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, will not be investigated by state inspectors. more »»

No texting, cell phone signs need clarified

August 2, 2014 The new signs around Marietta notifying drivers of the city law banning cell phone use while driving are hard to miss. more »»

Voice your opinion to EPA about war on coal

August 1, 2014 During their “listening tour” of the country several months ago, Environmental Protection Agency officials claimed they wanted a cross-section of Americans’ opinions about proposed new rules that... more »»

Many ways to give to area VFD’s year-round

July 31, 2014 As summer enters its last full month, ice cream social season is winding down, but that doesn’t mean support for the area’s local volunteer fire departments should. more »»

Clearly, Kasich has delivered

July 30, 2014 Politicians do not really create jobs, regardless of what they would have you think. The most they can do is establish a tax, regulatory and incentive environment that encourages job creation. more »»

Legislators who ignore the facts and guarantees

July 29, 2014 Many Ohioans agree Obamacare is an expensive social-engineering fiasco. more »»



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