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The editorial board includes Doug Olsson, Publisher (dolsson@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0371); Jim Krumel, Editor (aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0391); and David Trinko, Managing Editor (aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0467).

Editorial: Stock scare could tame trade recklessness

Editorial: Stock scare could tame trade recklessness

Stocks tanked last week amid signs of a worsening slowdown in Germany and China, and bond investors flashed the clearest signal yet that the U.S. is courting a self-inflicted recession. Hopefully these cries of alarm from financial markets will cause President Donald...

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Editorial: Pennsylvania doing something about gun violence

Editorial: Pennsylvania doing something about gun violence

After the mass shooting in Dayton, chanters crying “Do Something!” interrupted a speech by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. On Friday, after a bloody week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf did something — he signed an executive order to address...

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Akron Beacon Journal: DeWine finds a fair balance

Akron Beacon Journal: DeWine finds a fair balance

John Kasich didn’t warm many hearts at the Statehouse recently. The former governor addressed the proposals of his successor, Mike DeWine, for expanded background checks on gun sales and “safety protection orders” to keep guns out of the wrong hands....

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Editorial: Five tips for a safe school year

Editorial: Five tips for a safe school year

More than 1,170 fatal vehicle crashes were classified as school-transportation-related from 2006 to 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As children head back to school, it’s important to remind them how to stay safe, in...

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Commentary: At Woodstock, togetherness, harmony and peace

They were a generation getting back to the garden, the dirt and homegrown America. Their music blended soul, gospel, folk, country and rock. They would go on to start the health craze of the 1970s organic movement, and would later see the commercialization of the rock...

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Editorial: The odd and anachronistic Manson nostalgia

Editorial: The odd and anachronistic Manson nostalgia

The fear that hovered over Los Angeles in the wake of the August 1969 killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others has, with the passage of a half-century, evolved into an odd and unseemly nostalgia. Charles Manson and his pathetic band of hangers-on have sparked a...

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Bravo, Mr. President

It is done: At 10:25 Monday morning in the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump signed the bill, then handed the thick felt pen to tireless 9/11 advocate John Feal. Now the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, for the heroes and victims sickened by the destruction of the...

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Editorial: The incredible disappearing budget concern

Mirrors, smoke, sleight of hand, trap doors or false walls and distractions, these are the tools of the magician’s disappearing act. But a real-life wizard’s most powerful tool isn’t a gadget, it’s his audience’s willingness to suspend...

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Editorial: Mueller testimony was no blockbuster

Editorial: Mueller testimony was no blockbuster

Since Watergate, congressional hearings on juicy topics have been elevated to made-for-TV events. On Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before members of the House, each hoping to electrify the country as Sen. Howard Baker did back in 1973 when...

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Canton Repository: Ohio budget prioritizes our children

Canton Repository: Ohio budget prioritizes our children

Children first. Well before he became governor last November, Mike DeWine said his administration would increase attention on and funding for our state’s youngest and most vulnerable. He reiterated it frequently on the campaign trail, and in a meeting with this...

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COLUMNS

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Perspective key to how one fares in life

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Perspective key to how one fares in life

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” That is one of the resounding themes of the recently released movie, “Brian Banks.” The film tells the inspirational and gut-wrenching story of Banks’ painstaking efforts to clear his name from...

Lori Borgman: To buy or not to buy souvenirs

Lori Borgman: To buy or not to buy souvenirs

Because the husband is more a kid at heart than I am, he says we need to find souvenirs for the grandkids while on a trip we are taking. I can be a kid at heart, too, but I also can be a mathematician — and even cheap, tacky souvenirs times 11 grands quickly...

Michael Reagan: Shooting down California’s ammo law

Michael Reagan: Shooting down California’s ammo law

Dove season opens in California and across the U.S. on Sept. 1. For as long as I can remember, all I had to do when dove season rolled around each year was oil my 1970s-vintage shotgun, buy a case or two of shells at the nearby Big Five sports store and drive toward...

Cal Thomas: Trump’s message: Vote for me, or else

Cal Thomas: Trump’s message: Vote for me, or else

During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.” Never mind. The question for next year’s election is...

Column: Mooch says GOP needs an off ramp

Column: Mooch says GOP needs an off ramp

WASHINGTON — Anthony Scaramucci is under Donald Trump’s skin, hitting a nerve as the president frets about his re-election chances amid economic warning signs. The former White House communications director was back on CNN Monday morning, delivering...

Jerry Zezima: Pooling our resources

Jerry Zezima: Pooling our resources

Now that we are in the dog days of summer, and the heat makes dogs pant so much that they don’t even wear pants, it can safely be said that most people would give their right arms for a pool, which kind of defeats the purpose because they’d end up swimming...

Jim Krumel: It was ‘THE’ story people were talking about

Jim Krumel: It was ‘THE’ story people were talking about

People are still getting their yuks in today about Ohio State, and it is likely going to be a long time for Buckeye Nation to live this one down. You know what I’m talking about. The “THE” thing. For years Ohio State has insisted on being called The...

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Letter: Absurd behavior in White House

Letter: Absurd behavior in White House

The latest episode of infantile behavior didn’t occur on the floor in Chief Supermarket nor did it occur in the aisleways of JC Penny. Where it did occur was in the most prestigious of all places in America: the White House. It was there that the current...

Letter: Help butterflies: Wait to mow

Beautiful Monarch butterflies will be migrating through Ohio over the next six weeks. They rely on milkweed and flowers, often found on grassy roadsides. By waiting to mow roadsides until the end of September, we can help them survive. The Hardin County Master...

Letter: Apple bandits strip my tree

Letter: Apple bandits strip my tree

I have a Mackintosh apple tree in my backyard which is now about 23 feet tall. Last year it had tiny nubbins and all fell to the ground. Thus, no apples. This year I noticed apples forming and soon found myself ducking while mowing under the tree due to the apples...

Letter: Have the spine to do right thing

Letter: Have the spine to do right thing

One wonders from what hole people crawl out of to join the modern century! (“Don’t tell me”…. Aug. 13, Your View letter) Our Founding Fathers would be astounded to learn that in the United States today we have citizens toting AR-15 and AK-47...

Letter: What a surprise

Letter: What a surprise

I decided to eat breakfast at Bob Evans last week. I seldom know anyone there due to my age. I was about finished when I discovered I couldn’t find my bill. Then I noticed two beautiful young ladies getting ready to leave and they started to smile. One of them...

Letter: DeWine’s plan makes sense

After reading, “Dayton: Do something,” I e-mailed state Representatives Riedel, Cupp and state Senator McColley. I asked them to support Governor DeWine in his attempt at passing a useful and successful form of a “Red Flag law.” Too often the...

Letter: Time to end two-party monopoly

Letter: Time to end two-party monopoly

The question should be asked: Why are we still a two-party system? The two political parties are nothing more than monopolies. Two entities that believe the voting public only needs two choices. There are plenty who can do the job who would rather be considered...

Letter: Student needs help, not arrest

Letter: Student needs help, not arrest

There is a student at the Allen County Educational Service Center who is developmentally delayed (IQ 71), diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Delay and also Bipolar. This student is on numerous medications that are prescribed by Dayton Childrens Psychiatry where he...

Letter: Person has right to protect family

Letter: Person has right to protect family

There’s a big difference between an AK-47 and an AR-15. Neither weapons were designed for the military and the military has never used them as they are only semi-automatic and cannot be modified to fully-auto without going to extremes. However, the left has...

Letter: Focus study on unborn

Letter: Focus study on unborn

This letter is in reference to the article in The Lima News, “Gun Deaths Haunt Ohio,” by Catherine Candisky and The Columbus Dispatch. The study was done by the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health, Randy Leite of Ohio University’s...