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Debate Forum Topic, 8/2/11

No FRACKING way? By David H. Landon The Village of Yellow Springs recently passed a resolution calling for a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, is the process of initiating and propagating a fracture in a rock layer by employing the pressure of a fluid as the source of energy. The […]

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Debate Forum Left, 8/2/11

Love thy neighbor, don’t poison them By Jolene Pohl-Crowell   Call me crazy, but I don’t think my neighbor should have the right to poison my neighborhood. If you are in desperate need of money and considering leasing your property to gas and oil companies, you may want to step back and look at the […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/2/11

Government is the problem. Property rights are the solution. By Mark Luedtke It’s hard to separate fact from fear-mongering in the fracking debate. Several months ago  I saw a report that the water supply of people in Pennsylvania was contaminated with methane. One man literally lit his water on fire. He blamed this on fracking […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 7/26/11

In same-sex couple custody decision; court rules for birth mother The Supreme Court of Ohio last week upheld lower court rulings that a biological mother, Kelly Mullen, who acknowledged her same-sex partner, Michele Hobbs, as a “co-parent” of her daughter while the two women were in a relationship did not permanently give up her sole […]

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Debate Forum Right, 7/26/11

Non-news vs. the rant By J.T. Ryder For anyone that has become attached to a child, either through a marriage or other type of domestic relationship, the denial of being able to be in contact with that child is devastating. Day after day, thousands of custody hearings are held and ruled on in this country, […]

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Debate Forum Left, 7/26/11

A parent apparent By Benjamin Tompkins I think this ruling demonstrates very clearly that the laws governing parent and child are ridiculously outdated. Well, that or the Supreme Court of Ohio doesn’t care much for ensuring that laws governing parent and child remain relevant to this century. See, last time I checked it’s 2011. Gay […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 7/19/11

Was justice served? Did she get away with murder? After six long — and at times, bizarre — weeks of testimony, Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of murdering 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The jury did find her guilty of a crime of lying to the police. The reaction to the jury’s verdict has been […]

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Debate Forum Left, 7/19/11

The ends can’t justify the means by Mark Luedtke   This may come as a surprise to most Americans, but judges and prosecutors, like all politicians, are not Jesus Christ. They’re not angels. They’re not saints. In the most fundamental way, they’re normal people like everybody else. Like you and me, they work to advance […]

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Debate Forum Right, 7/19/11

A reasonable man’s verdict? Guilty. by Marianne Stanley The Casey Anthony trial has created a tremor across America, with two-thirds of us saying the verdict was wrong. While we’re busy being angry at the thought of a murderer walking free, most of us forget to be grateful for the light it has thrown onto the […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 7/12/11

Ohio House votes to remove breed identification from controversial Vicious Dog Law On June 28, the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 14, eliminating the statewide designation of Pit Bulls as vicious animals in favor of punishing aggressive or dangerous dogs “by deed, not breed.” Since 1987, Ohio has had comprehensive legislation regarding vicious or […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

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Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

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Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]