What America Needs Now

Forty-five years ago, there was a day like few others that rallied Americans and changed America forever. Yet I could find but one or two news stories about that momentous occasion and triumph. Do you remember what it was? It’s the type of event that America needs now, maybe more than ever before.

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No More Aid to the Palestinian

The anti-Semitic “tradition” of blaming Jews for the world’s problems mostly took a temporary back seat in light of the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas.

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Perry Trustees address citizens’ concerns

Dear Editor and Perry Township Residents:The Perry Township Trustees addressed concerns of residents at the July 14th Board Meeting. A resident reported to Trustee Creachbaum that a huge poke weed growing on the side of St. Rt. 41 was restricting vision at the St. Rt. 41 and Beatty Road intersection. The township’s new hire will cut down the poke weed.

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‘He did not pass alone’

On behalf of all who rendered assistance and CPR to the man who died Monday afternoon at the Deer Creek beach, I want to give our deepest sympathies to his family.He was a stranger to all of the people involved with the lifesaving attempts. While waiting for the squad to arrive we all gave our best efforts but it would appear God had different plans for him.I hope it gives his family some peace to know he did not pass alone.Patrick O’MastersCo...

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Who’ll Build the Roads?

“Tea party members don’t think there’s a federal role in transportation!” complained Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week, near the site of a $5.8 million highway project. If only most tea party members were that radical.While Brown and other big-government folks worry that Republicans will cut spending, Republicans debate adding another $10.5 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to keep it going another year — without deciding how to reform it....

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Don’t like the Constitution? Amend it

To the Constitution’s 27 amendments, Senate Democrats would like to add a 28th.The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved a resolution to amend the Constitution by empowering Congress to regulate the amount of money that could be raised or spent in federal election campaigns, and granting state governments the same authority in state elections.

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Yeah, I get a kick out of soccer

It is with heaviness in my heart that I deleted the shortcut to Watch ESPN off of my browser today. I am sure many of you, judging by the comments I am more than used to but especially prevalent this last month, don't give a hoot that the World Cup is over as the final was played Sunday. As I wrote in a column at the beginning of this mas...

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The Skill to Succeed

There’s a skills gap in our country that is preventing unemployed Americans from filling available jobs. Legislation I authored is going to help close that gap. We need it, now more than ever. The policies coming out of Washington aren’t getting the job done for those Americans who are...

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Yesterdays: The Fayette Theater

It was called a “Theater of Distinction” and the Fayette Theater certainly was that. Hoy Simons brought to our town a movie palace that showed first-run attractions and the price of admissions was almost modest.For many of my formative years, I could see my favorite Technicolor movies for 14 cents which didn’t put too much of a dent in my modest allowance.

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Getting things done for Ohio

Over the past couple of weeks, two bills that I authored passed both houses of Congress—the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 2013 and the World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2014. Now both are on their way to the President’s desk for his signature.

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‘Bombs bursting in air’ made me feel like a kid

Every year, no matter where I am, I watch a fireworks show on the Fourth of July. This year, as I made the trip to my mom’s in Indianapolis, I thought about how this would be the first year without going to see an organized fireworks show.You see, my sister said we would just hang around mom’s and watch the fireworks set off around her neighborhood.After the week I’d had, and bone-tired as I was, I didn’t argue.And you know what? I ende...

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For Ohio farmers, tax news gets better

By David T. DanielsDirector, Ohio Department of AgricultureCOLUMBUS - It’s not too often you can read the words “good news” and “taxes” in the very same sentence, particularly when your business is farming. But Ohio farmers did indeed receive some good news about taxes over the past year. And now – brace yourself – because that news is getting even better.First, let me recap some good tax news from the recent tax‐...

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Helping Ohio workers receive benefits they deserve

To cut costs, some employers cheat the system by misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. Though the vast majority of employers are honest, the ones that aren’t deny their employees vital worker safeguards and avoid paying their fair share of Social Security, unemployment insurance, and income tax.This practice, which occurs across several industries including construction, trucking, landscaping, and home health care, cheats workers out of the benefits they ...

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Signers of the Declaration

This week we celebrate the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, an event that set a new course for human history. There were 56 men who signed that document, which declared that “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, Free and Independent States…” The signers understood what was...

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Folks,By now you have read of the crisis at Fayette Memorial Hospital (Record-Herald 6/18/2014). My heart and life as a nurse continues to care for the health of our community. I am deeply concerned about the direction our hospital is headed. I attend monthly Board meetings and want to share my observations.The financial situation is clearly troubling. On page 1 of the financial package presented to the Board, the net loss for the year 2013 was $3,268,378. As of May...

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What America Needs Now

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