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Funding trickery solves nothing

December 6, 2015 Many observers, especially officials in the 50 states worried about highway funding, applauded action by Congress this week to provide $281 billion in transportation funding during the next five... more »»

Obama, liberals leaning toward outright gun ban?

December 5, 2015 Led by President Barack Obama, liberals reacted predictably to the massacre Wednesday in California. more »»

Climate moves could harm generations

December 4, 2015 It has been suggested President Barack Obama wants to secure his place in the history books by forcing a draconian, harmful regime of environmental regulations on Americans. more »»

What is behind refugee stance?

December 3, 2015 Are President Barack Obama’s histrionics over Syrian refugees out of concern for their welfare — or frustration that he is not getting his way? It is a legitimate question in view of his own comments. more »»

Gates should guide his energy initiative

December 2, 2015 If billionaire Bill Gates is as serious about clean, economical energy as he claims, he will direct much of the $7 billion research and development fund he announced this week toward finding better... more »»

Judge charter schools the same as public

December 1, 2015 A special panel looking at how charter schools in Ohio are evaluated focused on honest, accurate reports on their achievements. more »»

Restore trust in education

November 29, 2015 Several valuable suggestions for improving how Ohio evaluates charter schools have been made by an advisory panel formed for that purpose. more »»

Prevent juveniles from going to jail as adults

November 27, 2015 Ohioans ought to be proud their state is a national leader in keeping juvenile offenders out of prisons. more »»

Give first responders the option to treat animals

November 24, 2015 Obviously, first responders to emergencies such as vehicle crashes and fires should make helping human victims their top priority. more »»

Level the field on openness

November 22, 2015 Clearly, legislators who several years ago permitted taxpayer funding of charter schools did not do their homework. Accountability, both financially and academically, was sorely lacking. more »»

Let local decisions rule wind projects

November 19, 2015 The answer to energy needs, apparently, is not blowing in the wind. Sure, natural gas prices can impact the feasibility of wind energy. more »»

Improved ability to identify threats is crucial

November 18, 2015 Are U.S. intelligence agencies any better at “connecting the dots” regarding Islamic terrorists than they were before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America? Let us hope so. more »»

Be wary of falling into trap set by IS

November 17, 2015 The coordinated attacks Friday on civilians in Paris may not be just evil acts. They likely also are tactical. Ohio’s governor joined a dozen others Monday urging a halt to accepting Syrian refugee. more »»

Families can steer juveniles in right direction

November 15, 2015 In some ways, juvenile offenders should be handled with kid gloves. Opportunities to redirect their lives away from crime should not be squandered. more »»

Vivitrol could be helpful in beating addiction

November 12, 2015 For years, the standard approach to treating addiction to heroin and other opiates was like fighting fire with fire. more »»

Thanks, veterans, for your service

November 11, 2015 The work of the United States service man or woman never ends. So long as there are people oppressed or in need, the armed forces of the United States of America stand ready. more »»

Medical marijuana worthy of discussion

November 10, 2015 When voters rejected a ballot measure to legalize marijuana in Ohio, it caused long faces among more than the pothead crowd. more »»

Apply robocall rules to public sector, too

November 9, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy cause. more »»

Majority of voters head to the polls

November 7, 2015 A tip of the cap to all 16,839 Seneca County residents who cast a ballot in Tuesday’s election, That is 51.03 percent of registered voters, reversing a two-year decline. more »»

Greater technology requires greater oversight

November 6, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»



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