11:57 AM May 30, 2014

The other day, I covered a meeting of folks at Erie Shore Network, the local mental health agency. The point of the meeting was to try to head off legislation in Columbus that would eliminate funding for Erie Shore.

5:11 PM May 28, 2014

Carl Topilow, the music director and conductor for the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, has helped build the orchestra's audience by bringing in outstanding soloists. Next year, he's arguably outdone himself.

5:06 PM May 23, 2014

If you have any interest in American history, or provocative ideas,  I urge you to take time to read Ta-Nehisi Coates new article, "The Case for Reparations."

10:38 AM May 15, 2014

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced yesterday that he and Cuyagoga County's prosecutor, Timothy J. McGinty, have obtained grand jury public corruption indictments against Youngstown's mayor, John McNally, Mahoning County auditor Michael Sciortino and a Youngstown attorney, Martin Yavorcik.

3:17 PM May 9, 2014

What should taxes be used for? I would argue that subsidizing wealthy sports team owners isn't a legitimate use.

11:24 AM May 8, 2014

A couple of months ago, I bought a fluorescent light bulb at a big box home improvement store in North Olmsted, in Cuyahoga County. When the bulb didn't work, I had to exchange it. It was more convenient to exchange it at the chain's store on U.S. 250 in Erie County, so I did.

3:15 PM May 1, 2014

[Updated with comment from the Buckeye Institute]

Spend today, worry about the big bill tomorrow.

That's the real message of Issue 1, the big bond issue that's on the ballot Tuesday, warn the libertarians at the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law.

4:43 PM Apr 30, 2014

There's yet another reason to visit Cedar Point this summer: Gamers with cell phones can take part in the battle over whether "exotic matter" of possibly interstellar origin is influencing the people riding the roller coasters.

3:04 PM Apr 15, 2014

Kevin O'Brien, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's deputy editorial page editor, took time last week to explain why he doesn't like "illegal immigrants." He seems to be particula

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