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Offer alternatives to lives in crime

April 3, 2013 A few area residents may remember a time when some young men headed down the wrong road in life were given two options: Join the military or go to jai. more »»

Many of us are ready for ‘play ball!’

April 1, 2013 The weather we have experienced in the last week or so has certainly left us confused. A look at the calendar, for example, tells us that spring has arrived. more »»

Don’t give up on tax relief

March 30, 2013 Tax relief for working Ohioans and small businesses would provide an enormous boost to the state's economy. And, of course, the 20 percent income tax cut proposed by Gov. more »»

Fed’s Bernanke still sees need for money boost

March 29, 2013 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke issued a not-so-gentle reminder last week in explaining the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision to stand pat, again, on artificially very low interest rates. more »»

Senate budget not worth 4-year wait

March 27, 2013 Well, it wasn't worth the wait. The budget approved Saturday by the U.S. Senate, that is. Under Democrat control, the Senate has not approved a budget in four year. more »»

Investigate roles played by coaches

March 26, 2013 Critics of the investigation of the rape of a girl last summer in Steubenville charged a cover-up had occurred because the two boys accused were high school football players. more »»

Educate teens on new media

March 23, 2013 It seems obvious from events in our area that many teenagers are not being educated adequately regarding technology and communications media. more »»

SERS brass spend much on travel

March 22, 2013 Members of the boards of Ohio's five public employee pension programs are right to use educational and networking opportunities at conferences to help them administer the systems. more »»

It will take time to change attitudes in Steubenville

March 21, 2013 The weight of the Steubenville juvenile rape trial rests on three young lives that were irrevocably changed in a night of out-of-control teen partying last August. more »»

Regulating legal gambling in Ohio

March 19, 2013 Paying money to play "games" in which there is a chance of winning more money is gambling. Calling it something else — like "Internet cafes" — doesn't change that fact. more »»


March 17, 2013 Roses for Girl Scout cookies and roses for the Girl Scouts period. The organization just celebrated its annual salute to the Girl Scouts week. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3. more »»

Don’t worry about N. Korea ending armistice, UN says

March 15, 2013 North Korea’s government has declared the 1953 armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War has been canceled. Not to worry, a United Nations spokesman assured reporters the same day. more »»

Open meetings law protects public

March 14, 2013 Some government officials seem to think that the less the public knows about what they are doing, the better. That is why open meetings and records laws are a necessity. more »»

At least nominee for energy secretary is bullish on gas

March 13, 2013 The good news about Ernest Moniz, President Barack Obama’s nominee to become secretary of energy, is that he seems bullish about natural gas. more »»

Social workers fill a vital role

March 12, 2013 March is National Professional Social Work Month. Social workers help people overcome poverty, inequality, insecurity, fear, violence, trauma, loss and pain. more »»


March 10, 2013 Roses to Salem council member Dave Nestic for this: “People at all income levels have the right to quality housing. more »»

Changes in airlines policy becomes a pointed topic

March 8, 2013 An announcement by the Transportation Security Administration this week has become a pointed topic. more »»

Change in school year makes sense

March 5, 2013 Several common-sense changes in state rules that often hobble rather than help public schools are being proposed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. more »»


March 3, 2013 Roses to Pete. Very belated roses to Pete. Last name unknown. Don’t be confused. Actually we are hoping someone out there can help out with a very noble cause. more »»

What about cuts to your pay Jan 1?

March 1, 2013 If the federal spending cuts known as "the sequester" go through beginning today, it will be a terrible calamity, the White House warn. more »»



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