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Vote yes on Lakeview issue, levy

April 15, 2015 Voters should support Lakeview Local School District in its attempt to pass a 4.55-mill bond issue and 0.5-mill operating levy to fund construction and upkeep of a new PreK-8 school building. more »»

Let constituents decide Dem endorsement

April 14, 2015 Ohio’s Democrat Party leaders have endorsed former Gov. Ted Strickland as nominee for a U.S. Senate seat without bothering to consider whether that may be the choice of Democrat voters. more »»

Hold casinos to promises

April 13, 2015 Legalized casino gambling in Ohio has followed a trail worn well in other states. First, promise voters enormous riches if they approve table gambling and electronic slot machines. more »»

Gov’t surplus program must be transparent

April 12, 2015 A federal giveaway program that allows local police departments and sheriff’s offices to procure equipment the U.. more »»

When everything is a crime

April 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — What began as a trickle has become a stream that could become a cleansing torrent. more »»

More not merrier in congested cities

April 12, 2015 New York and San Francisco are expensive places to live. That’s a big problem for the nation because these cities are centers for the booming knowledge economy. more »»

Legislators must find new funding for roadwork

April 10, 2015 In approving $7 billion in transportation spending for the next two years, Ohio legislators also agreed they need to find better ways to fund projects such as highways and bridges. more »»

Orchids and Onions

April 10, 2015 ORCHID: To the folks who organized the “Bridge the Gap” project, which is named after it’s goal — bridging the gap of trust and understanding between residents and police. more »»

Find ways to make college affordable

April 9, 2015 Too many plans to “make college more affordable” do nothing of the sort. Typical are nearly all such initiatives in Washington, which merely shift the burden of paying for higher educatio. more »»

Flask should get nod in Warren’s 5th

April 8, 2015 Democratic voters in Warren’s fifth ward should endorse incumbent Vince Flask in the May primary. Flask, a councilman since 2004, and his challenger, Patrick “P.. more »»

6th ward will win with either nominee

April 8, 2015 Democratic voters in Warren’s sixth ward are facing a good problem this election. That is, they have two very good candidates from which to choose in the primary. more »»

U.S. troops should not be sent to Yemen

April 7, 2015 Across the Middle East, nations that for years took inactive roles against Islamic terrorists have been spurred to actio. more »»

Straight-ticket switch in W. Va.

April 7, 2015 Sometimes important, desirable changes in how elections are held have to wait until a shoe-on-the-other-foot situation develops. That may be the case in West Virginia. more »»

Secrecy is concern in U.S.-Iran talks

April 6, 2015 After U.S. and Iranian negotiators passed the Wednesday “deadline” for agreement on a pact to restrict Tehran’s development of nuclear weapons, they kept talkin. more »»

Not all problems stem from climate change

April 6, 2015 Climate change has been blamed by some for all sorts of evils, including Islamic terrorist. more »»

With Easter comes new hope for all

April 5, 2015 Matthew 28:1-10 The Sabbath was over, and it was about daybreak on Sunday, when Mary of Magdala and the other Mary came to look at the grave. more »»

Orchids and Onions

April 4, 2015 ORCHID: To Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld, who took time in recent weeks to visit the Weathersfield RTI plant which Alcoa soon will be taking over. more »»

Stop plans to drive up gas, utility costs

April 3, 2015 President Barack Obama seems determined to deny Americans access to reasonably priced gasoline, natural gas and electricity generated from coa. more »»

More realistic budgeting needed for national parks

April 2, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»

More realistic budgeting needed for national parks

April 2, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»



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