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Democrats’ ‘extreme’ take on abortion

January 29, 2014 Democratic Party leaders in Ohio said Wednesday they will make ‘‘women’s health issues’’ one of their top priorities in election campaigns this year. more »»

Consumer protection is priority

January 28, 2014 The number of people facing potential problems because of security breaches with personal information seems to grow every day. more »»

End the subsidies for racing

January 27, 2014 As revenue continues to drop at Ohio casinos and horse race tracks, beware of how the state legislature responds. And look no further than West Virginia for a preview. more »»

Voters can’t be removed from primary

January 26, 2014 Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune told the Cincinnati Enquirer that top Democratic party leaders asked him not to challenge their endorsed candidate, Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald,... more »»

Transportation is inefficient

January 26, 2014 It was a Friday morning. The McDonald school bus stopped on North Park Avenue in front of the YWCA. more »»

Orchids & onions

January 25, 2014 ORCHID: To Newton Falls basketball coaching legend Gene Zorn for receiving the honor of having the school’s home court renamed Gene Zorn Gymnasium. more »»

Ohio’s drilling counties must reap benefits

January 24, 2014 Simple fairness dictates that if Ohio legislators enact a new tax on gas and oil drilling, counties providing the bounty should benefit more than other Buckeye State residents. more »»

Baseball should come clean about stars and drugs

January 24, 2014 Major League Baseball has taken its lumps for doling out a season-plus-49-game suspension against star Alex Rodriguez in the latest doping scandal. more »»

Valley still shining on national stage

January 23, 2014 The Mahoning Valley continues to get prominent recognition for its manufacturing rebirth. more »»

Kerry wrong about pipeline

January 23, 2014 A U.S. decision on whether a pipeline to bring oil from Canada to this country will not be rushed, Secretary of State John Kerry told Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird last week. more »»

States can’t count on feds to keep safe

January 22, 2014 West Virginia legislators who began hearings on the disastrous Kanawha County chemical spill earlier this month already know one thing: We can’t count on the federal government to safeguard us from... more »»

Don’t risk more bad executions

January 22, 2014 Something went terribly wrong Thursday when Ohio prison officials tried a new mixture of chemicals to execute a convicted murdere. more »»

Take care in choosing EPA director

January 21, 2014 Radical environmentalists probably will take advantage of an opening for a new Ohio government watchdog over air, water and ground quality to demand a change in state policy. more »»

Remembering MLK's message

January 20, 2014 Today, the United States celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Here is part of his “I have a dream’’ speech delivered in Washington, D.C., on Aug. more »»

Underage drinking bill will save lives

January 19, 2014 Adults should do nothing that encourages juveniles to drink alcoholic beverages. Nothing. They also should not leave minors to sink or swim when they abuse alcohol, however. more »»

Report shows every vote counts

January 19, 2014 Whether in a presidential election or a race for municipal council in a small town, individual votes matter. They can be decisive. more »»

Orchids & onions

January 18, 2014 ORCHID: To Warren City Council members who want to eliminate the administrative coordinator position, and ORCHID to Mayor Doug Franklin, who was quick to point out that money for police officers is... more »»

Affordable care not clear for elderly

January 17, 2014 For the past couple of years, senior citizens have been warned that part of the federal government’s takeover of the health care system involves massive cuts to the Medicare program. more »»

No one accountable for website fiasco

January 17, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Obamacare website — — last fall. more »»

We must face the challenge of drug abuse

January 16, 2014 Heroin overdoses claim about 11 lives each week in Ohio, it has been estimated. more »»



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