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Free Speech Letters, 7/19/11

Balance Budget Now Dear Editor, It is obvious to most Americans that our federal government needs to live within its income. After just 10 years, one may qualify for Social Security. With improved health in America, living until 85 or 90 is not uncommon. Increasing the retirement age is long past due. Balancing the budget […]

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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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Debate Forum Right, 7/12/11

Ohio’s Pit Bulls; no longer vicious? by Rana Odeh Toledo has wasted time and resources, making the city less safe, by taking the breed specifications toward Pit Bulls out of the vicious dog definition, instead of focusing its energy on much more important socio-economic issues such as unemployment. Beside the fact that there are many […]

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Debate Forum Left, 7/12/11

Dog oppression by Mark Luedtke A quick Google search of the top issues facing America turns up the economy, jobs, debt, etc., but nothing about dogs. But Americans are passionate about their best friends, so action by local city councils in Toledo and Cleveland initiated a snowball effect across Ohio. Both councils removed Pit Bulls […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/12/11

Research much? Dear Editor, The Tea Party tends to educate and learn and not just react to a headline. This has been on the books in Dayton for years. Except that the law used the word “verbal,” as in if you verbally asked for money, you needed a permit. This only amended the law to […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 7/5/11

Ohio Republican Legislature passes expanded conceal and carry law With Governor John Kasich’s signature last week, Ohio will change its state gun laws to allow people to wear concealed guns into facilities that serve alcohol. The Republican-led Ohio House voted 55-39 in favor of the change and the GOP-led Senate concurred with a vote of […]

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Debate Forum Left, 7/5/11

Is this alcohol or lead poisoning? By Benjamin Tompkins If you drive about 30 minutes back into the high country on highway 285 in Colorado, just before you pitch off the map into the timeless oblivion of the deep back country, you will come across a sleepy little town on the edge of civilization. It’s […]

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Debate Forum Right, 7/5/11

A small step in the right direction by Mark Luedtke The Founding Fathers understood human nature and how government perverted human nature to the detriment of the people in general. The anti-Federalists understood the Federalists had pulled a fast one on the people when they created the Constitution. They understood the Constitution would enable the […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/5/11

Two points on PETA 1. Freedom of speech. PETA is over the top, but have the right to request and pay for a billboard. 2. Freedom of speech: The billboard company has the right to decide what they will advertise. It is a free country, thank God! Capitalism works based on supply and demand. Perhaps […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 6/28/11

Dayton passes ordinance increasing the regulation of panhandling In recent months there has been a noticeable increase in the number of individuals who stand at the top of Dayton-area exit ramps and non-verbally solicit money.  These panhandlers, usually holding a handwritten sign, can be found at the top of ramps where traffic is forced to […]

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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 […]