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Opinion

Addiction to substances can bring along many disorders

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By CATHY THOMAS BROWNFIELDFamily Recovery Center publicistYou can say that addiction only happens to other people. You can say you aren't dependent on any substances. You can say you tried it but you're just fine. You can say everyone does it. But that doesn't mean any of that is true. There ...

Case against Iran deal is compelling

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Just four Democrat U.S. senators plan to vote against President Barack Obama's proposed nuclear weapons deal with Iran. While they are few in number, the case they make against the plan is based in facts and reality - not the wishful, partisan thinking that motivates so many who favor the ...

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Leetonia council member expresses his viewsTo the editor:Leetonia mayor and council have no plans on making a plan. Even when given the opportunity to do so they shrug from their responsibility and leave the citizens to deal with their inaction.As an elected representative, I take it as one of ...

State must surrender public records now

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More and more, government officials at all levels seem to have adopted a new philosophy about laws requiring them to turn over public records when they are requested: Just say no. Then, prodded by promises to take them to court if they continue breaking the law, some officials drag their feet ...

Monopoly best term to use with Issue 3

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Regardless of how much lipstick you put on a pig, it's still a pig. And no matter how loudly a pro-marijuana legalization group in Ohio howls about references to their plan granting a monopoly to a few investors, it's still a monopoly.Issue 3 on the Buckeye State's November election ballot ...

Drones governed by some basic rules

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The drones are coming. Actually, they're here, and there will be more of them in coming months. Some retail prognosticators say that the hot item this Christmas will be home remote piloted aircraft systems and kits, at affordable prices, meaning you'll likely see a drone nearby.Unlike ...

Alaska perfect selection for Obama scare campaign

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Alaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama's scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is not halted.Obama has not mentioned, of course, that the draconian plan he has in mind will do ...

Court rulings defeat Constitutional rights

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It appears the very agency accused of spying unconstitutionally on Americans now has the authority to stop anyone who objects. Two recent court rulings make that clear.In 2013, a U.S. district court judge ruled the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on most Americans ...

FASD Awareness Month: The best gift a mother can give

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News of a new addition coming to a family is exciting news to many of us. The parents, family and friends of the parents-to-be are all planning the future with anticipation. There are lists of things a new baby will need. There will be a baby shower. There is the list of things that Mom needs ...

Fighting for more jobs in our state

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During August, I had a chance to travel all across our great state on a jobs tour that took me over 3,000 miles through 22 counties. I stopped in our biggest cities and in our least populated rural counties.Along the way I met with small business owners, health care professionals, coal miners, ...

Making a mountain into a legal molehill

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What would William McKinley, who served as president from 1897 until he was assassinated in 1901, think of a chief executive who refused to obey the law of the land? Modern-day Americans can only speculate about that.But they have first-hand knowledge of President Barack Obama's predilection ...

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Huffman Memorial Scholarship event a successTo the editor:On behalf of the Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship I would like to thank all the sponsors who made the RUN FAST WINGED 5K a huge success. The funds raised will help to perpetuate to annual $1,000 award presented to a Salem High School ...

Don’t be fooled by Issue 3 smokescreen

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"Buddie" the marijuana legalization mascot has begun hitting the road in Ohio, urging voters - especially college students - to vote for state Issue 3 on the November election ballot.Television and Internet advertising urges voters to say yes to Issue 3. "Let's make Ohio safer," the spots ...

Poll shows public falls for Obama Clean Power Plan

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P ollsters researching support for President Barack Obama's agenda got quite a surprise when they tallied the results of surveys conducted in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida last month. Unfathomably, registered voters support Obama on the Clean Power Plan.Quinnipiac University Poll, well known ...

Looking for heroes: Stand up to bullies

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Bullying should not be taken lightly.Tolerance sends mixed messages and many of them are not good.Were you ever bullied? How did you feel? What did you think? What did your parents say? What did they do?Or was your friend the one who was bullied? What did you do? Did anyone ever stand up to the ...

Send slavery ring boss away for long time

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Arodolo Roberto Castillo-Serrano should be sent to a U.S. prison for a long, long time. But members of Congress should be asking how he got away with his crimes for so long - and how many others like him are victimizing young illegal immigrants.Castillo-Serrano, from Guatemala, has been in the ...

‘Crazies’ want cheaper electric power, huh?

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Reasonable people considering President Barack Obama's energy and environmental policies might conclude he is attempting to force us to turn away from sources of reasonably priced electricity on which we have relied for years - coal and natural gas. Obama's hope is that government can engineer ...

Committees will visit our county

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One of the most important responsibilities of a state legislator is to take the time to listen to the people of Ohio and learn about the issues that are important to them.For this reason, I was pleased when Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff Rosenberger announced that three House committees would ...

Don’t tolerate lazy HUD bureaucracy

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Perhaps you have done well during the past few years. When you got married, you and your spouse didn't have two dimes to rub together. Your low family income qualified you easily for government-subsidized housing.Then both of you worked hard and moved up. Regular pay raises boosted your income. ...

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To the editor:They deployed to the Anbar Province of Iraq 184 in number. Upon their return home 59 had received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat -?23 of them posthumously.Feb. 28 through Sept. 30, 2005, was a season of victory and sacrifice for Lima Company of the 3rd ...