Schools cancel Tuesday classes

The prospect of subzero temperatures Tuesday has prompted regional schools to cancel classes for the second straight day. Schools that will be closed Tuesday include Findlay, Arcadia, Arlington, Blanchard Valley School, Bluffton, Carey, Columbus Grove and St. Anthony,...
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Editorial: Tragedy at the Mall in Columbia leaves too many questions

A TROUBLED young man armed with a shotgun took two innocent lives, and his own, at the Mall in Columbia on Saturday — an unspeakable, unbearable crime. It occurred in a relatively affluent suburb, in the anodyne precincts of an upscale shopping mall, amid a planned community...

Lane: Public-sector unions interfere with the public interest

America’s public-sector unions are on the defensive. Wisconsin has stripped them of most collective-bargaining rights and ended mandatory dues payments. Union-negotiated pension benefits are linked to the fiscal plight of cities from San Jose to bankrupt Detroit. Last week,...

Gerson: Obamacare breeds distrust of liberalism

For President Obama, the state of the political union . . . could be better. It is not only that the president’s political support is diminished; it is diminished, in large part, because of his main political achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Because of the way the law...

Robinson: Dire signs from a warming world

Another insane cold wave — not the infamous “polar vortex ” but its evil twin — is bringing sub-zero and single-digit temperatures to much of the nation. And global warming may be even more extreme, and potentially more catastrophic, than climate scientists had feared. This is,...

vanden Heuvel: The promise of transpartisanship

On Tuesday, Americans will tune in to watch President Obama’s fifth State of the Union Address. The annual ritual, with its pomp and circumstance, has become an almost grotesque visual of a gridlocked Washington. The president’s party will cheer. The opposition will...

Cohen: In Afghanistan, a war that has lost its purpose

While watching the utterly gripping movie “Lone Survivor” recently, I comforted myself by noting that the four Navy SEALs engaged in a desperate firefight with the Afghan Taliban were all volunteers. They asked for this, I told myself. They were not draftees yanked out of...

Candidate for school chief withdraws after fire

One candidate has dropped out of the running to be the next superintendent of Findlay City Schools. William B. “Brent” Welker, superintendent of Eastwood Local Schools, withdrew his name from consideration after a fire destroyed Eastwood’s administration building and...

A reformed housing finance system will protect taxpayers

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