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Letter to the editor

Say yes to Issue 12Editor:Beavercreek City parks provide opportunities for all segments of our community to enjoy many types of activities — be they active or passive. By supporting Issue 12 on the November ballot, we have an opportunity to establish committed funding for our parks that will insure we can take care of what we have, to make up for heavy cuts in funding from the State.The Beavercreek Historical Society’s Board of Trustees endorses th...

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Police officers are people too

With so much attention over the last several months focused on the tragic shootings at the Beavercreek Walmart and in Ferguson, Missouri, the police are being vilified in the media now more than ever. As these issues play out in the court of public opinion, people must remember the importance of police and that these men and women are, after all, only human.Regardless of what people think politically or racially about the situation at the Beavercreek Walmart, without hesitation off...

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Editorial

Forgive us if we’re not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction.It’s the same tired banter that was used when radio first came into existence and many thought signaled the end of the printed word. It’s the same pablum dished up when television was king and challenged newspapers with live action and immedia...

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Letter to the Editor

Support county libraryEditor:Yes, I admit that I am a prejudiced person regarding taxes in general. I hate taxes as much as anyone in Ohio! Yet I am convinced it is my civic duty to support Issue 2 on the November ballot, and I urge Greene County voters to do likewise. Vote yes to keep the Greene County Public Library (GCPL) strong, stimulating, useful, accessible, and working as one of Greene County’s real “centers of excellence.”

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Are we penalizing marriage?

Recently, I’ve spilled a lot of ink articulating the importance of natural marriage and strong families for a healthy and prosperous society. I have attempted to illustrate the role of law in protecting marriage and proposed that Ohio adopt Covenant Marriage. This week, I’d like to introduce you to a fictional couple from Jamestown, Ohio, Mike and Christine Johnson.

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No sin to be found

“In those days, at that time” declares the Lord, “search will be made for Israel’s guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.” (Jeremiah 50:20)The forgiveness of God is so complete that it wipes away any memory or guilt. A remnant of Israel knew that forgiveness, after all the discipline that took place, through multiple captivities. The remnant that returned to Judah would ...

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Their view: Concern about cartoon’s message

The shameful and blatantly inaccurate message of the so-called editorial cartoon that ran recently is unworthy of being published by a credible newspaper. President George W. Bush and his administration won the Iraq War!It was only after the inauguration of Barack Obama as President on Jan. 20, 2009 that the wheels began to come off the Iraqi national administrative and military capability (or the lack thereof) as the new US President pulled nearly all of US forces out of Iraq, the...

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Are you kidding about the salary?

I read a newspaper story recently about a professional hockey player who was suspended for two games for an illegal body check on an opposing player.The report went on to say as a result of that suspension the hockey player would have to forfeit more than $77,000 in salary.Huh?This guy makes $77,000 every two days?That’s ridiculous! At the height of my newspaper career I never even came close to earning $77,000 in two days.Two decad...

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Read this letter from God — please

I have over three hundred letters written so far, and I thought of something. I can’t get all of them in the paper, but I can write the title of most of them to let you know what I write about in each letter.Before I do that, this one was on my heart to tell you what I have been hearing. I saw someone doing interviews of people around the world. They were asking people if they believed that Jesus is the Son of god. Do you know that many said that they don’t believe He i...

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Preventing the spread of Ebola in the United States

Over the last few weeks, we have heard a lot about the Ebola virus. The stories from Africa are heartbreaking – countries with limited resources are fighting to contain the disease and in many cases it is spreading faster than it can be controlled. In Liberia, Ebola cases are doubling every 15-20 days, with a million cases possible in western Africa by the end of the year if the current trends continue.

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Buch on what we watch

I love people in social settings that say, ‘Oh, I never watch television,’ Then in the next breath start reeling off a dozen or so of their favorite shows.I admit it, the TV was my babysitter as a kid.‘Go watch television!’ mom would say when we we’re getting on her nerves.But what I was growing up we had three TV networks to choose from.So, we were at the mercy of broadcast programmers of what they though we should wat...

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Try to buy a baloney sandwich with that

Rather than urge guests to leave bigger tips and thank you notes, Marriott should pay its housekeepers a living wage.As an old popular song asks: What do you get if you “work your fingers right down to the bone?” Boney fingers.As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott hotel chains know, that’s more than a cute lyric. It’s the truth.These “room attendants,” as they’re called, are paid barely $8 an hour to perform a very...

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Snooping on everyone while the big box thieves get busy

Congress is still dragging its feet on fixes more than a year after Edward Snowden’s alarming revelations first came to light.In a more innocent time not so long ago, perhaps only a million or so people in this country fell under the government’s suspecting glare. Achieving that distinctively fat FBI file might have required marching against a war or traveling to leftist lands.These days, there’s no precise way to figure out what it takes. And once you ...

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Hooked on apples

Turning the tide on diabetes will require the next generation to establish healthy habits early on.When it comes to solving big problems, I believe in reaching for the low-hanging fruit first. What’s the easy stuff we can get out of the way before working on harder challenges?Right now, many of us can go for the low hanging-fruit in a very literal way: by visiting an apple orchard.In the 1980s, Americans faced a 20 percent lifetime risk of getting diabet...

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That ‘early voting” brouhaha’

It seems to me that since the U S Supreme Court has agreed with the manner in which Ohio has chosen to define the length of time that Ohio voters may cast “early voting” ballots, a kinda quick overview of the situation is appropriate. Just in case you might have missed this particular brouhaha (that means a noisy ruckus), Ohio changed the number of days “early voting” is permitted from 35 days to 28.This change was challenged by the ACLU as being discriminat...

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