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February 25, 2014 W e Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats. more »»


February 23, 2014 Roses to Good Samaritans. We’ve heard a number of accounts about kind-hearted people throughout our brutal winter. Here’s another unusual example that happened in Salem. more »»

Representing U.S. interests abroad

February 21, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

Heroin: Treat the addicted; shrink demand

February 20, 2014 I f you haven't noticed, the world has changed in a dangerous way. The price of heroin has followed all the rules of basic economics of supply and demand. more »»

Let judges order outpatient care for mentally ill Ohioans

February 19, 2014 In the wake of tragic mass murders such as those of children in Newtown, Conn., questions about personal liberties have been discusse. more »»

Keep kids away from e-cigarettes

February 18, 2014 A bill working its way through the Ohio Legislature would ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors. An Ohio Senate committee approved the measure Tuesday. more »»


February 16, 2014 Thorns to piles of snow around intersections, blocking sight lines for drivers pulling out from stop signs.?Not a whole lot you can do about it. At least this week’s warming temperatures will help. more »»

Feeling down? It’s no surprise

February 15, 2014 By now we're guessing you — like so many of us in the area — are sick and tired of winte. more »»

Power shopping could save plant

February 12, 2014 T ime is running out for about 1,000 men and women who worked at the Ormet aluminum plant until last fall. If Ohio legislators and Gov. more »»

State should aid adoptive parents

February 11, 2014 Ohio legislators are on a path to improve the lives of many of the state's most helpless residents - children who need adoptive parents. more »»


February 9, 2014 Thorns for people shoveling and/or plowing snow and ice on to public roadways. This includes independent contractors. We saw this ourselves Wednesda. more »»

Groundhogs have different outlooks

February 7, 2014 C ontroversy rules the world, from Washington to New Jersey to places as far afield as Punxsutawney, Pa., and French Creek, W.Va., and Marion, Ohio. more »»

No excuse left on Keystone pipeline

February 6, 2014 Enough is enough — unless, apparently, you are President Barack Obama, determined to please your radical environmentalist supporters. more »»

Acting to prevent pain drug abuse

February 5, 2014 Misuse of prescription medicines such as those used to dull the pain of injuries and some illnesses accounts for a substantial number of people with serious drug addictions. more »»

Just say ‘no’ to casinos’ demands

February 4, 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 »»

Obama’s wage plan will cost everyone

February 3, 2014 Assuming President Barack Obama means what he says — more than an idle concern, in view of his record for veracity — Americans are about to get a lot less for the tax dollars they send to Washingto. more »»


February 2, 2014 Roses for Alexandra Prychodczenko of Salem and the over 40 people involved in “Bundles for Ukraine. more »»

Ohio must ensure school data honest

January 31, 2014 What is most disturbing about an investigation of the Columbus school district is the possibility — nay, the probability — that similar crimes are being committed in Ohio's 610 other public educatio... more »»

Congress should fund Monitor work

January 30, 2014 After nearly a century and a half at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a treasure of American history was raised in 2002. more »»

Helping stash the cash for pot dealers

January 29, 2014 It is a shame President Barack Obama does not have the same level of concern for most businesses that it does for those in the marijuana industr. more »»



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