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Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

The president just hit a new low

WASHINGTON --- It's a case of being careful what you wish for. Critics left, right and center panned President Trump for his initial refusal to denounce the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, one of whom allegedly drove his car into counter-demonstrators, killing one and injuring 19.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

City's proposal respects ICE rules

Americans are in a pitched ideological battle over immigration, so Columbus City Council likely will take heat this fall when it is expected to consider a plan to provide legal representation to immigrants facing deportation.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Rose's Rescue says 'thank you' to supporters

Thank you from Rose's Rescue for all your support of the Adopt-a-Thon/Pet Carnival on Aug. 6. It was great seeing everyone out with their dogs on such a beautiful day. A special thank you to Portage County Unleashed 4H club for their continued support of the event.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent planning commission acted with discretion

This is a follow up of my earlier letter (25 May 2017) to the editor. At that time, I questioned the constraints under which various Kent commissions may operate.

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Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

The pursuit of happiness

Money does make us happy, so long as we spend it right. According to the U.K.

By Tom Purcell Columnist
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Instant info making us less informed

As we all get ready to start new academic years, I'm reminded of how radically technology has changed us and our ideas about education. I vividly recall relishing the idea of a communications revolution as my collegiate teaching career began in the 1980s.

By Dwight Dewerth-palleyer Columnist
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

NATION MUST HEAL AFTER CHARLOTTESVILLE

From foreign battlefields to those in the North and South during the Civil War, more than 1 million Americans have died to secure civil rights or to eradicate the Nazi menace -- at least we thought it was eradicated.

Aug 15, 2017 4:00 AM

WORK WITH CELLS A BOON TO OHIO

There's a lot of excitement about Ohio State University. That's not unusual at this time of year. After all, the Buckeyes are getting closer to kicking off the 2017 football season.

Aug 15, 2017 4:00 AM

NAFTA: Making a good deal even better

Get ready to start hearing about NAFTA again. Trade officials from Mexico, Canada and the U.S. will soon converge in Washington, D.C., to start renegotiating what President Donald Trump on the campaign trail called "the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere.

By Bryan Riley Columnist
Aug 15, 2017 4:00 AM

History more important than ever

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.

By John L. Micek Columnist
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Eclipse mania not impressing
Aug 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Eclipse mania not impressing

Have you purchased your $500 bottle of Solar Red Wine? It's one of countless products created to cash in on the total solar eclipse that will cut a swath 60 to 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21.

Danny Tyree
Aug 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio shows what's possible

The Ohio Department of Medicaid has reached another remarkable milestone in its ongoing drive to help more elderly, disabled and mentally ill clients live safely at home -- where many are happier and healthier -- instead of in nursing homes.

Columbus Dispatch
Follies of appeasement always disappoint
Aug 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Follies of appeasement always disappoint

Haven't we learned yet that appeasement doesn't work? I'm not talking about when the weak-kneed leaders of Britain and France went to Munich in 1938 and essentially gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler to buy a brief period of peace before Europe and the rest of the world went to war.

Michael Reagan
Riders nearing completion of Ohio trail
Aug 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Riders nearing completion of Ohio trail

Four local leaders in area businesses and the non-profits, who have been bicycling together for a decade in annual three- and four-day outings, have nearly completed the 320 mile Ohio-to-Erie Trail that connects Cleveland and Cincinnati.

David E. Dix
Editor: With new site launched, R-C moves forward
Aug 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Editor: With new site launched, R-C moves forward

The Record-Courier's new website debuted Wednesday along with a new site for our weekly newspapers in northeast Summit County and Aurora at MyTownNEO.com. These launches were the culmination of a project that essentially began my first day here.

Michael Shearer Gm & Editor
Aug 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Guest view: The debt ceiling train wreck

With a Republican president and a Republican Congress, raising the debt ceiling should be no big deal. But what about this Republican president and this Republican Congress? In a battle of dysfunction, America's economy stands on the brink.

The Baltimore Sun (tns)
Aug 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Is the American empire worth the risk?

"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight," Samuel Johnson observed, "it concentrates his mind wonderfully." And the prospect of a future where Kim Jong Un can put a nuclear weapon on a U.S.

By Patrick J. Buchanan
Aug 13, 2017 4:00 AM

KENT SANCTUARY CITY PROPOSAL MISGUIDED

Diversity and tolerance are clearly important in any college town, and Kent is no exception. It's a community that prides itself on welcoming anyone who wishes to learn, work or play regardless of the color of their skin, origin or point of view.

Record-courier Editorial Board
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Aug 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Substance abuse coalition expanding efforts

Drug overdoses and opioid misuse are a community health crisis nationwide. Addiction is a chronic disease that often goes untreated due to lack of resources and stigma.

By Joel Mowrey, Ph.d. Portage Substance Abuse Community Coalition
Aug 11, 2017 4:00 AM

City can defend E. Main planning decision

On June 20, the Kent City Planning Commission denied the site plan proposed by LRC Realty for a plaza to be built at 1005 E. Main St. The three- unit building was to include a drive-thru coffee shop, probably Starbucks. The commission's major reason for denying the plan was public safety.

Paula A. Treckel