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Power grid safety must be a priority

January 2, 2016 What if you flipped the switch some evening and the lights did not come on? Worse, what if the temperature outside was below zero and the furnace would not work? It happens, almost always because of... more »»

Have a happy and productive 2016

January 1, 2016 For most of us today will be another day for family, friends, merriment and more good food. Beverages, too. Or perhaps you had too much of that last night into this morning. more »»

The grave reality is that alcohol will ruin lives as a New Year is celebrated

December 31, 2015 It is a grave reality. It is dreadful to even ponder. There are some people across our country, across our state and across our own area who will awaken today with a brand new year in the offing. more »»

Buying Russian rocket engines makes no sense

December 29, 2015 One wonders what President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s reaction would have been had, in 1936, a federal bean counter suggested to him that taxpayers’ money could be saved by purchasing engines for U.S. more »»

AEP forced to switch from coal to natural gas, add solar, wind

December 28, 2015 American Electric Power’s generating unit at the Cardinal Plant in Jefferson County is quite clean in terms of air emissions — by today’s standards. Tomorrow’s are another story. more »»

Have a wonderful and very merry Christmas

December 25, 2015 Merry Christmas to kids everywhere who last night tightly squeezed their eyes and strained to hear reindeer footsteps on the rooftop. more »»

Drug terrorists in cities killing our children

December 24, 2015 The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Dec. 21 In theory, making convicted criminals pay to stay in jail seems like a fine way to teach them a lesson... more »»

Strike down tryanny of environmental rules

December 23, 2015 It sometimes is possible to fight city hall. But the federal government? Forget it, especially when outrageous environmental rules are involved. more »»

Ohio must boost high school graduation rate

December 22, 2015 For some young people, a college degree is not a necessity. Many good, well-paying jobs can be found without one — though clearly, a B.S. or B.A. after one’s name provides an advantage. more »»

Ohio’s charter school oversight must be tight

December 21, 2015 One could hardly blame federal officials for deciding to keep their $71 million. more »»

Debates offered insight

December 20, 2015 If their handlers are coaching the remaining main-table field of Republican debaters for president to avoid screwing up, then the Las Vegas CNN debate Tuesday night was pretty much a success. more »»

Demand more details on climate change deal

December 19, 2015 It probably will require weeks of examining and analyzing the Paris climate change agreement for Americans to understand fully what it means to us. more »»

State officials crack down on tax fraud

December 18, 2015 Ohioans filing state income tax returns may have to jump through a few additional hoops next year. They can thank scammers for the added aggravation. more »»

Nuts and all, shopping is big part of Christmas

December 17, 2015 “It’s going to be nuts!” That was the succinct, declarative observation of someone planning to shop this weekend. The Christmas shopping countdown is down to eight days. Crunch time is looming. more »»

‘Zero tolerance’ equals no common sense

December 16, 2015 Last year, a 10-year-old boy was suspended from school in Columbus for pointing his finger — school officials explained it was a “lookalike firearm” — at another student. more »»

Trump’s simple idea just that — simple

December 15, 2015 Criticism of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is absolutely right on ethical grounds. As Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. more »»

GOP offers reasonable bill on guns, extremists

December 14, 2015 Most people would agree terrorists should not be permitted to buy guns. But what about “suspected violent extremists”? In both the U.. more »»

Ohio may act to cut jobless pay expense

December 12, 2015 While presidents and Congresses for many years have refused to deal with entitlement reform, states have no choice. more »»

Sneak attack proves terror already here

December 11, 2015 Never again would we allow ourselves to be victimized by a sneak attack like the one Japan carried out 74 years ago Monday, many Americans vowed after the day of infamy at Pearl Harbor, Hawai. more »»

Time to revise Visa Waiver Program

December 10, 2015 Isamic terrorists’ success in infiltrating most countries, including ours, means that in a way, we can no longer rely on even our best, oldest friends among other nation. more »»



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