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Piketon murders pale against drug violence

April 28, 2016 Tight-lipped investigators looking into the executions of eight people near Piketon, Ohio, have released few details of what they have found. more »»

 
 
 
It is our duty to protect children

April 28, 2016 If you frequent Lisbon or, perchance, have driven through there of late you likely noticed hundreds of pinwheels displayed in the town square. The pinwheels are bright silver with blue stems. more »»

For assault, a cop should lose badge

April 27, 2016 Obviously, a police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should not be reinstated to the force. But she will be in Cleveland, a judge has ordered. more »»

Campus ‘safe spaces’ not one-way street

April 26, 2016 Bravo, to Ohio State University officials who turned the concept of "safe spaces" on its head and reminded students their sense of entitlement had reached inappropriate levels, even in academi. more »»

Orange barrel time requires awareness

April 25, 2016 Spring flowers are beginning to bloom and orange barrels on area roads also will be popping up soon. more »»

Parents, talk to your kids

April 24, 2016 “I would never do something like that.” ——— “My child would never do anything like that. more »»

Obama’s policy shift not helping Cubans

April 23, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

Earmarks are back, without the blame

April 22, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

Observe Earth Day each and every day

April 21, 2016 The year 1970 was eventful. Consider some notable happenings: — President Nixon ordered U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, which widened the Vietnam Wa. more »»

Prevent abuse of medical marijuana

April 20, 2016 Knowledge of how many Ohioans became addicted to drugs ought to be firmly in the minds of state legislators writing a bill to legalize use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. more »»

Keep Garland off Supreme Court

April 19, 2016 Whether they refuse to even consider him or hold hearings on his nomination, U.S. senators should not place federal Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court. more »»

Banning books can increase popularity

April 18, 2016 Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortable. more »»

Defend freedom for pastors

April 17, 2016 Solemnizing a marriage, especially when done by a member of the clergy, is not the same thing as baking a wedding cake or renting an apartment. more »»

Entitilement fraud steals from taxpayers

April 16, 2016 Many people think of “entitlement” programs as federal government responsibilities. more »»

Kasich’s college plan worth consideration

April 15, 2016 For young people, few issues are as interesting and important as finding ways to make college education affordable. Ohio Go. more »»

OTHER VOICES

April 15, 2016 In a 3-2 vote last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to allow an estimated 40 million Americans on food stamps, Medicaid, and other federal assistance to register for subsidies to pu... more »»

Destructive threat of cyberwarfare

April 15, 2016 There is a consensus that aggression by one nation against another is a serious matter, but there is no comparable consensus about what constitutes aggression. more »»

Early American dream house

April 15, 2016 They demand granite countertops. We don't. They abhor 20-year-old kitchen cabinets. We don't notice they're 20 years old. They want his-and-her vanities in the master bath. more »»

A quiet speech, quietly delivered

April 14, 2016 Gov. John Kasich took a few hours off the presidential campaign trail to deliver a pretty standard, for him, State of the State of Ohio address on the road in Marietta last week. more »»

Kasich right to urge tax reform in Ohio

April 13, 2016 Every dollar Ohioans have to send to local, state or federal government in taxes is a dollar they cannot use to improve their lives or those of their children. more »»

Demanding mines be managed safely

April 12, 2016 What ex-Massey Energy CEO?Don Blankenship said Wednesday, after being sentenced to a year in prison for his part in an explosion that killed 29 coal miners was a disturbing wake-up call concerning... more »»

 
 

 

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The newspaper is as relevant as ever--at least it should be

March 23, 2016 By CONRAD SMITH Salem News staff intern Technology has forever altered the way we communicate. For better or worse, there's no going back. more »

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