Here’s how we can make the county’s fairgrounds, care center benefit taxpayers
Several years ago after my losing campaign for Crawford County commissioner, I wrote an op-ed piece addressing what I saw as problems and solutions in the county. I ended with the line, “I really hope we aren’t talking about these same problems four years from now.”
How to fix the inequality of wealth? Develop an educated and trained population
If you haven’t already heard, you will hear soon about the “inequality of wealth” in America. The concept is that the pool of wealth in America is concentrated in the hands of 1 or 2 percent of the population and the rest of us are left with the balance. Everyone, regardless of politics, agrees with this assessment.
‘Dance’ cards for upcoming primary election beginning to fill up
The “dance” cards are filling up for the upcoming primary election as candidates are circulating their petitions to get on the ballot for their respective party nominations.
We’re threading the needle between personal belief and discrimination
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would allow business owners to deny service to homosexuals by citing a religious conviction. Similar legislation has been proposed in Ohio, Mississippi, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, South Dakota and Tennessee and Georgia, according to a catalog compiled by the Huffington Post.
Good luck throwing the flag on racial slurs, profanity in football
The vernacular of football assaults the ears. And while the NFL should clean it up - especially intimidation, harassment and racial slurs - rules on language will be hard to enforce.
Community support, donations made for ‘extra’ special weekend
Sometimes things happen that make a special event “extra” special. The PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District 2 Jazz Festival this past weekend at Conneaut Area Senior High School in Linesville was one of those occasions.
Mead Avenue Bridge’s lengthy story of mismanagement is tragic
If the Mead Avenue Bridge story wasn’t so tragic, it would be hopelessly funny. It’s a story of mismanagement, human error, bad luck, crazy government bureaucracy and even crazier government regulations.
Iroquois women inspired future suffragists, yet wage disparity continues today
After hearing President Barack Obama in his State of the Union message point to the disparity of wages between the sexes, a friend later commented that the chances of that disparity being erased in the near future were as good as the Cleveland Browns winning three consecutive Super Bowls.
Will instant replay settle baseball's furies?
Baseball is slow to move away from tradition, and its long-awaited instant replay could eliminate some of the game's most exciting spectacles - on-field showdowns between managers and umpires.
NFL is right to ban N-word, other slurs, from the playing field
NFL players must adhere to all types of rules regarding on-field safety. It's time for them to work under one addressing the use of inappropriate language in the workplace.
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