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Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Trump and the recount 

President-elect Donald Trump, behind by about 2.2 million votes, tweeted one week after the contest that, "If the election were based on total popular vote, I would have campaigned in N.Y., Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily." It's a fair argument.

By Roger J. Di Paolo
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Politics at its worst 

Judge Merrick Garland is returning to his work on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, his nomination for the Supreme Court killed without a vote by a Republican Senate majority more concerned with partisan politics than with doing its job.

By Roger J. Di Paolo
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Taking aim at the fentanyl death trade 

Thousands of Ohioans have gone to their deaths because of opioids, including many in Portage County, where drug overdoses continue to outpace traffic fatalities as the leading cause of accidental death. Heroin kills. And fentanyl makes it even deadlier.

Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Sawyer pleads for redistrict reform 

COLUMBUS -- In one of his last appearances before a state legislative committee in his present capacity as senator, Akron Democrat Tom Sawyer again urged the legislature to change the way the boundaries of congressional districts are redrawn every decade.

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ALONG THE WAY: David Dix
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

ALONG THE WAY: David Dix 

At our home on Thanksgiving Day, I have the role my father once played of offering a Thanksgiving grace prior to our family's partaking, but this year we substituted a special meditation offered at our table by Geoff Thompson, a brother in spirit if not biology, Geoff having joined the Dix family in 1959 after his parents had died.

Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Self-deportation an unrealistic option 

Self-deportation is back in vogue.

By Wayne A. Cornelius Los Angeles Times
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

A farewell to my father, the stranger 

I don't have many memories of my father. He and my mother divorced when I was 12 years old.

PORTAGE PATHWAYS: A war for 'you, me and the other guy'
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

PORTAGE PATHWAYS: A war for 'you, me and the other guy'

"The United States of America is at war. That means you, me and the other guy," the Evening Record observed 75 years ago as the war the nation hoped to avoid -- yet, in many ways expected -- began. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, Dec.

By Roger J. Di Paoio | Record-courier Editor
Dec 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Trump: From accuser to promise-keeper  3

This was a time-warped week when everything you ever needed to know about the entire 2016 presidential campaign -- the good, the bad, the ugly, the wacky and the whack-a-mole nasty -- played out in a blizzard of breaking news on the screens that feed us our infotainment news.

By Martin Schram Tribune News Service (tns)
Dec 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Improve Obamacare 

President-elect Donald Trump and his nominee for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services have doubled down on Republican promises to scuttle the Affordable Care Act. Also known as Obamacare, the ACA is neither perfect nor as flawed as the many Republican leaders believe.

The Seattle Times (tns)
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Dec 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Guns don't belong on a college campus  3

Kent State University apparently will continue to draw the line against allowing concealed weapons on campus, even if House Bill 48 is approved by state legislators. HB 48 would allow concealed carry at public universities if their governing bodies authorize it.

Dec 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Trump requires constant scrutiny  4

WASHINGTON -- We all know Donald Trump loves the Second Amendment (guns). But the First Amendment? Not so much.

By Ann Mcfeatters Tribune News Service (tns)
Dec 1, 2016 4:00 AM

Ryan's loss shouldn't end Dems' debate 

Confronted by sweeping change as the Trump administration prepares to assume power, House Democrats opted for the status quo Wednesday and retained Nancy Pelosi as their minority leader.

Dec 1, 2016 4:00 AM

Helping hands at URM 

There is a wonderful work being done at Upper Room Ministries Church of God in Christ (URM), 3090 S. R. 59, Ravenna. Every Thursday at noon, a hot luncheon is served to the community. The food is prepared by Kent State Campus Kitchen and URM.

Dec 1, 2016 4:00 AM

Devastated by drugs 

On Sept. 16, my beautiful 26-year-old niece, Courtney Wolford, the mother of two children, a daughter, Raleigh, 8, and a son, Joel, 6, died at 12:19 a.m. The entire family was and is devastated.

Dec 1, 2016 4:00 AM

Jill Stein's sideshow  1

By insisting on recounts in three states, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is giving President-elect Donald Trump his comeuppance for all the times he insisted the American election system is rigged and rife with voter fraud.

The Sacramento Bee (tns)
Dec 1, 2016 4:00 AM

The election really was rigged 

WASHINGTON -- A voting scandal of epic proportion tilted this election. The scam involved millions of people. No, I'm not talking about the recount the Clinton campaign joined in Wisconsin and may seek in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Dana Milbank
Nov 30, 2016 4:00 AM

Grateful for generous community 

It truly takes a village to accomplish providing 650 Thanksgiving food baskets to those less fortunate individuals and families.

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Nov 30, 2016 4:00 AM

Remember Pearl Harbor 

Dec. 7, 1941 -- the attack on Pearl Harbor -- was a day that has remained in infamy. Very few service members who personally remember that day are still among us. The American Legion Auxiliary encourages everyone to do what they can to keep Pearl Harbor a part of our national consciousness.

Nov 30, 2016 4:00 AM

Christians and evolution 

This is in response to the column by the Rev. Dr. Christopher J. Benek ("Christians should back evolution," Record-Courier, Nov. 19). Dr.