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May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Do citizens have a voice in development?

On May 16, the Kent Planning Commission met to discuss plans to develop 1005 E. Main Street, the former Wood-Kortwright Funeral Home site. Some 50-60 concerned individuals mostly University Heights, University Woods and the Crain to Main Development residents spoke to the commission.

May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

The Republicans who took on Nixon

"Well, he better start fighting for me or he's gonna be out! I want him to do right, but he must not cut the president!

By Michael Koncewicz Los Angeles Times (tns)
May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump's cruel budget is just more propaganda 1

WASHINGTON -- So it has come to this: A Russian government-funded propaganda outfit schooling the Trump administration on the cruelty of its proposed federal budget.

By Dana Milbank
May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Never give up on American ingenuity

Tesla, the electric vehicle startup, did something remarkable last month: It surpassed Ford and GM to become the country's most valuable car company based on market capitalization. Want to acquire Tesla? It would cost a cool $50 billion. GM's worth a tad less. Ford's value is about $45 billion.

Chicago Tribune (tns)
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May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Chatter about Trump premature

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's early stumbling out of the presidential gate in the judicial, legislative and diplomatic realms has already surfaced talk by wishful thinkers of invoking the constitutional route of impeachment to remove him from the Oval Office for committing "high crimes and misdemeanors.

By Jules Witcover Tribune News Service (tns)
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump getting exactly what he deserves 4

WASHINGTON -- The president has the greatest self-pity. The best! "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly," Donald Trump said this week as he heard the special prosecutor's footsteps.

Dana Milbank
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Special counsel appointment welcomed

For a brief time it seemed that President Donald J. Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey had derailed the agency's investigation into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

The Associated Press
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Opioid body count a budget killer for counties

The opioid epidemic is hitting Ohio's county coroners hard. They're running out of space for all the bodies, with at least two having to resort to bringing in mobile morgues for the overflow.

May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Open the shades on charter spending

No function of state government is more important than its constitutional obligation to "secure a thorough and efficient system of common schools throughout the state." Education is the bedrock of democracy.

May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Can we trust media in Trump era? 7

Unless you were hiding under a rock for the entirety of 2016, you knew that the first year of Donald Trump's presidency was going to be rocky.But no one could anticipate it would get quite this bad this quickly.

By Cynthia M. Allen Fort Worth Star-telegram (tns)
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May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Cosby can't make his case outside courtroom

Jury selection got underway Monday at the Allegheny County Courthouse for the sexual assault trial that actor Bill Cosby will face in Montgomery County next month.

Pittsburgh Post-gazette (tns)
May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Rosenstein joins posse chasing Trump

"With the stroke of a pen, Rod Rosenstein redeemed his reputation," writes Dana Milbank of The Washington Post. What had Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein done to be welcomed home by the Post like the prodigal son?

May 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Demise of Ringling Bros. a victory

On Sunday, May 21, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will hold its final "greatest show on earth," at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.

By Chris Derose Los Angeles Times (tns)
May 22, 2017 4:00 AM

FCC trying to kill net neutrality rules

Here we go again.

Los Angeles Times (tns)
May 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump's 'unfair' claim outrageous 1

One newspaper editor described him as a "Simple Susan." A popular magazine wrote that he should be wearing petticoats instead of "manly garments." After one speech, The Baltimore Sun derided him as a "barroom Phunny Phellow" whatever that means.

The Baltimore Sun (tns)
May 22, 2017 4:00 AM

'Happy' Memorial Day nonsense must end 1

I started filing an annual Memorial Day column a few years back, after witnessing bad behavior at a Columbus-area service. Here's an updated version.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Editorial: Time for final sales tax plan in Portage
May 21, 2017 6:00 AM

Editorial: Time for final sales tax plan in Portage 1

It’s been 22 months since Portage County’s electedcommissioners first overruled a 2014 vote of the people and imposed a 5-year, 0.25 percent sales tax. One would reasonably believe they would have a firm plan for how to spend that money by now.

Record-courier Editorial Board
May 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Media may be Trump's best hope

Even before the latest startling development, I'd bet my West Virginia neighbors that President Donald Trump's support will soon collapse and, regardless of whether he manages to stay in office, the Republican Party will take a beating in next year's midterm elections.

By Clive Crook Bloomberg View (tns)
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May 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Editor: Spirit of renewal evident in Ravenna 1

Many of you already know there's a group of community leaders working to lead the transformation of Ravenna.

Michael Shearer, Gm And Editor
May 21, 2017 4:00 AM

House that Roger Ailes built is sliding

Roger Ailes's death comes at a time of turmoil in conservative journalism -- turmoil caused in no small part by Ailes's own success in making Fox News into a media-political juggernaut.

By Ramesh Ponnuru Bloomberg View (tns)