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Message to Kasich must be very clear

October 17, 2013 President Barack Obama has rightly come under fire for his practice of bypassing Congress on critical issues that should be decided by the legislative branch of government. Now, it appears Ohio Gov. more »»

The Banquet of Salem continues to serve good food and good will

October 15, 2013 Headed toward a decade of service, the Banquet in Salem continues to serve hundreds of area residents with good food and good company. The Banquet began Sept. 24, 2004. more »»


October 13, 2013 Thorns for misleading political signs. Case in point: Jerry Wolford, a former Salem mayor, is also a former Perry Township trustee. He is running for a township trustee seat in the upcoming electio. more »»

Judging a school based on a single student’s scores

October 10, 2013 Public schools should not be judged on the basis of how well one or two of their students perform on standardized tests. Yet something like that may have happened in West Virginia. more »»

Blaming system for Internet Cafe referendum defeat

October 9, 2013 Despite a well-funded campaign, with much of the money coming from out of state, backers of a referendum to allow “Internet cafe” gambling in Ohio lost their battle last week. more »»

Registry of repeat DUI offenders seems valuable idea

October 8, 2013 Knowing about men and women in your community who are in the habit of driving while intoxicated may be just as important as learning whether sex offenders live near you. more »»

Just tip of iceberg about Obamacare

October 5, 2013 While the attention was on the split of House vs. Senate vs. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, a far more momentous occasion than a government shutdown occurred. more »»

College football needs major reforms

October 1, 2013 Ohio State fans must be outraged over the lack of moral outrage, public mea culpas, public investigations and hand-wringing that have followed the Sports Illustrated revelations about Oklahoma State... more »»

GUEST COLUMN: Government funding creates passionate debate

September 25, 2013 As this fiscal year comes to a close on September 30th, there is passionate debate in Congress, and throughout America, about how best to continue funding our government while dealing with... more »»

How did gunman keep clearance?

September 24, 2013 Aaron Alexis, who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, was a mentally ill man with a grudge against the Navy. more »»

Month shines light on recovery efforts

September 23, 2013 As we have recently reported, drug-related deaths in our county are rising. more »»

Time to rethink ‘zero tolerance’ law

September 20, 2013 An East Ohio school teacher or principal suggesting a 6-year-old girl be expelled for bringing her mother's nail clippers to class probably would be laughed out of a jo. more »»

Doing enough to stop bullying?

September 18, 2013 Among the most heart-wrenching, deeply troubling stories in the news last week was that of a 12-year-old Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied for nearly a year. more »»

Rape kit testing results in charges

September 13, 2013 Throughout Ohio, rapists who may have thought for years they had gotten away with their vicious crimes are learning otherwise. more »»

Men need to be on the lookout for the ‘silent killer’

September 12, 2013 It's a time of the year when we urge men to be on the lookou. more »»

Americans should pause and reflect each and every 9/11

September 11, 2013 Today marks the 12th anniversary of one of the most horrific days in the history of the United States. more »»

Justice Department shouldn’t pick and choose federal laws

September 10, 2013 Marijuana is illegal under federal law. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to interfere in any way with two states where recreational use of the drug has become permissible. more »»

Pirates reach a magical number

September 9, 2013 Whether its Browns and Steelers or Indians and Pirates, that Cleveland-Pittsburgh divide for sports fans’ devotion so evident in our own area can be quite passionate. Eighty-one. more »»

Lawmakers must address misuse of drugs in Ohio

August 31, 2013 Misuse of legal drugs has become a leading cause of death in Ohio, surpassing the toll taken by vehicle crashes. more »»

Don’t wade back into Iraq quagmire

August 28, 2013 Forty-six people were killed in Iraq Sunday, as it becomes clearer and clearer U.S. strategy to pacify that country was a dismal, bloody, expensive failure. more »»



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