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Jun 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Did American voters expect something else? 1

WASHINGTON -- The minute the electoral vote was tallied and the winner of the presidential election was decided, the stage was set for the bizarre events that now jeopardize the integrity of that office.

By Dan K. Thomasson Tribune News Service
Jun 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Terror, the new normal? Never

A truck. A van. A knife. A hammer. Those are some of the low-tech weapons wielded by terrorists in London, Paris and Berlin. While the Islamic State and other networks still aspire to larger, more sophisticated and deadlier attacks, the pace of smaller-scale assaults grows.

Chicago Tribune (tns)
Jun 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Flag Day in the Trump era

Flag Day, June 14, is a rather lackluster holiday. Many Americans don't even know it exists. Yet the history of Flag Day can teach us quite a bit about democratic practice, especially in light of today's nationalistic fervor. Flag Day dates back to 1885, when Dr. Bernard J.

By Leslie Hahner Tribune News Service (tns)
Jun 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Prospects for 'Heartbeat Bill' remain challenging

How do you convert hearts and minds? In the world of abortion politics, advocates on each side of the debate say Ohio lawmakers should play a role.

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Jun 13, 2017 4:00 AM

'Insane' still in, commission may be out

COLUMBUS -- There was a point during what could have been the final Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission meeting where there was a motion, a call for a vote, questions about a quorum and voiced confusion about the process.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Jun 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Schools should keep academic honors

Editor, As a former high school valedictorian (Rootstown, class of 2004), I immensely enjoy your spotlight series each May about all the local top students and their plans for the future. This year; however, I was saddened as I read about Rootstown's last ever valedictorian.

Jennifer Bailey
Jun 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump is a liar, plain and simple 2

One striking component of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last Thursday was his willingness to state straightforwardly a fact that is already obvious: our president is a liar.

By John M. Crisp Tribune News Service
Jun 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Stop playing the climate blame game

We don't know if President Trump believes in climate change. He just won't say. And although we desperately want him to admit (while weeping for mercy, ideally) that he was wrong in 2012 to tweet that "the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese," that's not going to happen.

By Virginia Heffernan Los Angeles Times (tns)
Jun 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Pot proposal not good for Rootstown 1

I am writing to clarify comments on behalf of my clients at a public meeting held by the Rootstown Township Zoning Commission on June 6 and published in the June 7 edition. This is not a matter of medical marijuana being right or legal.

Deron M. Boring
Jun 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Storm clouds gather over Trump 2

Former FBI Director James Comey went to Capitol Hill Thursday with an explosive tale of political impropriety: How President Donald Trump tried to influence the FBI's Russia investigation by putting pressure on Comey to back off from aspects of the case. We believe Comey.

Chicago Tribune (tns)
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Jun 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Destroying records wrong answer to real issue

As a lobbyist for the Ohio News Media Association, I sometimes see things in politics that make me want to cry, but I've only teared up once in seven years. That happened April 26 at a hearing of the House Community and Family Advancement Committee.

By Dennis Hetzel
Ravenna post office an architectural lion
Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna post office an architectural lion 3

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on Ravenna's rich history. It is often the case that we take for granted things that are familiar to us. The Ravenna Post Office building may well fall into that category.

By Jack Schafer
From Brazil to KSU, a musical success story
Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

From Brazil to KSU, a musical success story

An unusually talented and dedicated clarinetist from Brazil has benefitted from a Kent woman's endowed scholarship at Kent State University and, additionally, from the support she and her friends have marshaled.

Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Our Constitution has an HR problem 1

There is no doubt that our system of constitutional government is in a period of distress, but there is considerable doubt about the causes. All attention is now on President Donald Trump -- his ignorance of and disrespect for the Constitution and the basics of American civics.

By Dick Meyer Scripps Washington Bureau (tns)
Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent spending money foolishly

Last fall, City Council of Kent made a financial mistake the like of which our city has never seen and hopefully we citizens never see again. I am referring to the pay raise for the city manager. Unlike the common cold, this huge blunder will not just go away soon.

Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Madison Walker Toy Run ending

After much deliberation, the Madison Walker Organization has decided to discontinue the Madison Walker Toy Run. We appreciate all the support we have received over the last 11 years. Without the bikers, police, volunteers and sponsors, we could not have accomplished so much for families in need.

Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

'Right to be forgotten' laws misguided

For some people, Google is a little too good at what it does.

The Orange County Register (tns)
Jun 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Missile test shows US body armor stronger

In late May, the Missile Defense Agency shot down a mock intercontinental ballistic missile with another missile. It was the equivalent of hitting a bullet with a bullet -- in space.

By Steven Buccithe Heritage Foundation
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Jun 9, 2017 4:00 AM

Investors hold sway on climate change

Corporate shareholders are using their voting power to influence greater transparency by companies about the financial consequences of climate change. Big investors could turn out to be the environmental movement's best friends in pressuring major corporations to address climate concerns.

St. Louis Post-dispatch (tns)
Jun 9, 2017 4:00 AM

An NSA leak appears to show Russian measures 1

The latest piece in the puzzle that constitutes Russian involvement in America's 2016 elections appeared on Monday.

Pittsburgh Post-gazette (tns)