Tag Archives: opinion

Debate Forum: 06/23


Forum Center: There’s a pill for that Women may soon have pharmaceutical arousal option By Sarah Sidlow A little pink pill? Ladies, we may just be one step closer. Last week, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee approved a pharmaceutical called flibanserin, a drug designed by Sprout Pharmaceuticals to boost the low sexual desire […]

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On the beat: 06/16

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Some weird moments with Weird Al By Jim Bucher Photo: Weird Al Yankovic will perform Sunday at Fraze Pavilion A few weeks ago, I was perusing the TV dial — wait who says “dial” anymore? OK, I was scanning the 350 satellite channels and ended up watching the umpteenth version of the Odd Couple with […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 06/16

Rand Paul versus NSA NSA runs the government, not Paul By Mark Luedtke Depending on their viewpoint, many consider Rand Paul either a hero or traitor because he supposedly shut down NSA’s (National Security Agency) bulk spying on Americans for two days. This bombastic praise from libertarian Justin Raimondo is typical of the first. “By […]

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Debate Forum: 06/16

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Forum Center: Butt out FDA considers e-cig regulation By Sarah Sidlow Vapes are so hot right now. Particularly popular among teenagers and young adults, these sweet-scented solo- smoke machines are creating a buzz because of their cleaner-than-tobacco profile, their purported smoking-cessation benefits, and because they’re just damn cool. The vapor pens, or e-cigarettes, often filled […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/9

Obama escalates war By Mark Luedtke Obama’s war on ISIS has been a sham from the beginning. U.S. and allied rulers created ISIS. They don’t want to destroy it. U.S. rulers have long had a secret plan to split Iraq into three sectarian pieces. Credit Joe Biden for having the guts to advocate the plan […]

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On the beat: 06/09

Mattress madness By Jim Bucher This is one of those stories that will leave you thinking, “Where’s the fun-loving Buch from his TV days?” Well, that Buch is still here, sort of, but occasionally the old man rant slips out—and who can blame me? If you’ve read my articles, you know I love this region, […]

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Debate Forum: 06/09

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Circumcision indecision Florida mom not allowed to change her mind By Sarah Sidlow Illustration: Jed Helmers In what will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most cringeworthy court cases in recent history, Heather Hironimus has finally, begrudgingly signed a legal document agreeing to have her 4-year-old son, Chase, circumcised. Her signature marks the end of […]

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‘Out’ on the beat: 06/02

By Jim Bucher Way back in 1977 when I graduated high school, being gay was a no-no. Can you imagine the scorn and ridicule in that earlier time? Well, we knew who was and who wasn’t, or who was suspected of being, but it was never revealed. Cut to today’s high school atmosphere and you […]

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Debate Forum: 06/02

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Forum Center: When you gotta go… State legislators weigh sexual identity and bathrooms By Sarah Sidlow Because elected officials don’t have enough to worry about these days, a handful of states have taken to arguing over where you are allowed—or not allowed—to go to the bathroom, particularly if you happen to be a transgender person. Florida’s […]

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Debate Forum: 05/26

Forum Center: Oooh-oooh, I wanna be like you-ooh Should chimps be granted legal rights? By Sarah Sidlow Could chimpanzees soon enjoy the same rights as human beings? Two New York chimps and the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), an organization seeking legal rights for nonhumans, seem to think so. The chimps, Leo and Hercules, currently live […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16


For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]