Findlay keeping RadioShack

Findlay’s RadioShack, 2320 Tiffin Ave., will survive its headquarters’ plans to close up to 1,100 stores, a Findlay employee said Wednesday. “We’re not going anywhere,” said employee Bryce Stallard. “We’re one of the higher-volume stores in our district.”...
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Editorial: Tax revenue from legalized marijuana may not meet expectations

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION was a hot topic at the recent meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, for obvious reasons — among them the prospect of raising much-needed revenue by taxing pot sales. “With all the bad weather we’ve had back home and all the...
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Editorial: Europe needs an alternative to Russian natural gas

OVER THE past decade, Russian President Vladimir Putin has extorted fealty from his neighbors by using energy, particularly natural gas, as a political cudgel. In 2006 and 2009, Gazprom, the Russian state gas monopoly, suspended exports to Ukraine, demonstrating its willingness...

Lane: Is Vladi­mir Putin truly a modern-day Hitler?

Historical analogizing is a risky business, but in the wake of Vladi­mir Putin’s strike on Ukraine, it’s also a growth industry. The mother of all analogies, of course, is the Hitler analogy. No less an authority than former secretary of state (and possible future...

Dionne: Crisis in Ukraine? Blame Obama!

Certain political cliches cry out to join the list of the biggest lies in the world. Today’s candidate: Partisan politics stops at the water’s edge. The sentiment was first voiced by Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Michigan Republican who became chair of the Foreign...

Applebaum: Russia’s Western enablers

Back in 2006, an energy company called Rosneft floated itself on the London Stock Exchange. Even for a Russian company, its prospectus, as I noted at the time, contained some unusual warnings. “Crime and corruption could create a difficult business climate in Russia,” the...

Meyerson: Russia doesn’t respect borders. Neither has the U.S.

In light of Russia’s military movement into Crimea, it’s a good thing that the United States repudiated the Monroe Doctrine. In 1823, to deter European powers from military or political intervention in the emerging nations of Latin America, President James Monroe...
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Edward White’s ‘The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America’

One afternoon, many years ago, I was on my way to the movies when I passed a guy selling books on the street. As I scanned his wares, which were neatly displayed on a blanket spread out on the sidewalk, I soon realized that all the novels were by authors whose names began with V....

World War II’s lessons are not being applied to Ukraine

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A credible process in the D.C. mayor race is one open to all

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