Why the holdup at federal prisons?
June 5, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»
Congress took right move for WASPs
May 29, 2016 Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified that. more »»
End the monopoly on GED testing
May 27, 2016 Ohioans who did not obtain conventional high school diplomas should not have to pay an arm and a leg to obtain an equivalency certificate. more »»
Hemp should be on next agenda
May 26, 2016 Now that Ohio is on the verge of allowing medicinal use of marijuana, could legalization of industrial hemp be closer to reality? Industrial hemp — a relative of the pot plant — can be used to make... more »»
Who now is battling turmoil?
May 22, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democrat Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Part. more »»
Medical marijuana requires safeguards
May 18, 2016 It appears virtually certain Ohioans will have access to marijuana — or at least, the active ingredient in it — for medicinal purposes within the next year or so. more »»
Survey postcards trample privacy
May 15, 2016 If you are an Ohioan who has received help from the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, you may not want that fact to be common knowledge. Your mail carrier may know. more »»
Good idea to reopen pool, but ...
May 14, 2016 A tip of the sun hat to Sycamore Village Council members who voted to open the community pool again this summer. A tentative opening date of July 1 is being considered. more »»
Seminars can help rehab projects
May 13, 2016 They might not prepare the next stars of a cable TV fixer-upper reality show, but two seminars are coming to town which can help people renovate older properties. The first is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. more »»
Will VP candidates be from the same state?
May 12, 2016 It wouldn’t be surprising if an Ohioan ends up on a presidential ticket. Especially because obvious choices exist for likely nominees from both major parties to pick someone from the Buckeye State. more »»
Guidelines sought for body cameras
May 10, 2016 Use of body cameras by law enforcement officers and deputies in Ohio is increasing and will continue to do so. It makes sense for the state to have at least limited rules for them. more »»
A waste of time, money in hiring process
May 8, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»