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Editorial: In the State of the Union, opportunities to work together

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S patience with Congress is at an end. Or so he and his aides made it appear before his State of the Union address last night. The talk emanating from the White House was of executive action to boost the economy and fight inequality — measures the president...

Meyerson: Money made at others’ expense

“Sore winners” was the phrase critic John Powers came up with to describe the George W. Bush administration, but the term seems more lastingly applicable to those members of the 1 percent who decry the broad economic populism across the land. The most notoriously sore winners are...

Parker: The diminishing returns of a college education

President Obama is correct in wanting to make higher education more affordable and accessible, but Americans would also be correct in wondering just what they’re paying for. The need for a better-educated populace is beyond dispute. Without critical thinking skills and a...

Marcus: Republicans and the media flub their lines to women

When it comes to dealing with women — in particular, when it comes to dealing with issues of women, power and sexuality — there is a surprising parallel between bumbling Republicans and bumbling media. Republicans have a hard time talking about women and sexuality. The media have...
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Editorial: What happens to Options’s students when the school shuts down?

THE STUDENTS who ended up at the Options Public Charter School are the ones no other school wanted. That probably explains why the shortcomings of the school, the city’s oldest public charter, were so long overlooked. It underscores the dilemma D.C. school officials face in...
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Editorial: Texas leads the way in needed criminal justice reforms

TEXAS GOV. RICK Perry (R) said last week that he favors decriminalizing marijuana in his state, which used to define law-and-order politics. In fact, Texas hasn’t been living up to its lock-’em-up reputation for a while now; it is one of many states that has been...

Schools close Wednesday due to arctic air

Fostoria, St. Wendelin, Bettsville, Lakota and Elmwood have closed for Wednesday.

United Way campaign exceeds goal, raises $3.1 million

The bar has been set another notch higher for future United Way of Hancock County campaigns, with this year’s effort breaking another record, finishing at $3,020,497. An additional $95,000 was raised for United Way’s Halt Hunger initiative, bringing the total amount raised during...

Basketball Games Postponed

All high school basketball games in the Review Times coverage area have been postponed for tonight: Fremont St. Joseph at Elmwood boys, Rossford at Fostoria High girls, Elmwood at Lake girls, Arlington at New Riegel girls, Patrick Henry at Van Buren girls, Hopewell-Loudon at...

Just what is a ‘snow roller’?

“Snow rollers” are being reported throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania.  Just what are they? The Weather Channel defines them as the product of moist, cohesive snow that, when initiated by wind, rolls across the landscape, gathering snow until it can no longer...
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