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It took two minutes and eleven seconds to change the course of Cleveland sports history. The Cleveland Indians announced their name change to the Guardians on Friday morning in a video released on social media.

There seem to be a lot of people who don’t want to know anything and they are quick to follow anything not knowing where it leads.

I cannot be quiet. I need to speak out before we lose our blessed America and our freedom with it.

It is a given that context in any category of life is going to have something to say about the content therein.  It is our opinion that interpreters of Bible prophecy have failed to identify and thus stay within the time period and the audience of the first century people. The New Testament …

We spend twice per capita for healthcare costs than every other advanced country on the planet. Even with this spending, we receive lesser health outcomes than the large majority of these countries. We are 33rd of 36 countries ranked in infant mortality rate out of the OECD countries. Even c…

It was only a matter of time. Once word got out that Cleveland Indians officials had settled on a new name for the Major League Baseball franchise — but that they weren’tquite ready to reveal the choice — it wasn’t going to stay secret for long.

Recent newspaper editorials and letters to the editor have voiced positive views on Critical Race Theory. It is obvious the authors are not familiar with the Marxist history of CRT. Its founder was an avowed Marxist. The theory was written with the teaching of Karl Marx in mind. Its sole pur…

I am a retired physician. I am not, and cannot be, immunized against COVID-19 due to a previous hyper-immune reaction to a vaccine. I continue to wear a mask and social distance when in stores or visiting with people outside of my “bubble,” both for my own protection and for the protection o…

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My only grandchild, my delightful granddaughter turns 20 today. I don’t even know what to do with that number. It means I’m old, like really old. And yet, I remember exactly where I was when I turned 20: at Kent State Ashtabula, taking classes for a journalism degree.

I can’t recall when I’ve ever agreed with anything Lorna Westlake has written, but I must admit her recent letter about Juneteenth and American history is one I wish I’d written myself! It was a clear, succinct summation of how the ideals of liberty and law on which this country was founded …

The Greek word for our English word “truth” is used more than several times in the Bible. One of my Greek lexicons (Vine) has among some of the variants used the meaning, “the word has an absolute force in John 14:6; 17:17; 18:37, 38... truth in all its fulness and scope, as embodied in Him …

Thank you for all the donations that helped Madison Garden Club’s Beautification Project happen. There are 48 beautiful hanging baskets on Main Street and around the Park for everyone’s enjoyment thanks to the generous donations from individuals and businesses. 

At the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus, we know that meaningful experience in our 19 Career Technical labs gives students a competitive edge. A new initiative from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) says all students - not just those on our campus - should expand their opp…

I write in strong opposition to the recent shenanigans, led by State Sen. Sandra O’Brien, for the state to take control of the Geneva Lodge. This move was a last minute addition to the state budget with no opportunity for public comment. Why does the state legislature continue to throw mud i…

Now days it is difficult to be a police officer.  With cameras recording your every move in what may become a life and death situation with little time to react, it has become an even higher stress occupation.  I know that I do not have the traits necessary to become a good police officer.  …

An article from the Associated Press (6/18) quoted a spokeswoman for the observance of Juneteenth declaring that “June 19, 1865 was actually when the people and the entire country was free,” in comparison to July 4, 1776.  There are several things wrong with that statement.  One, it ignores …

First of all, I think the Critical Race Theory is a good idea. It’s just not inclusive enough. Certainly indigenous citizens or any other group that has suffered historically and into the present should be included. I don’t know what web sites or conspiracy theorist people latch onto when so…

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union was written 245 years ago when 13 colonies formed a democratic union because they knew if divided, they would fall. 160 years ago men tried to divide the union and Abraham Lincoln believed the union must stand and foug…

One of the main problems in the Corinthian church was the growing sin of immorality (Chapter 5). Immorality = any sexual activity outside of the God ordained marriage between one man and one woman.

“Governor DeWine, what are you doing?” My head is spinning. No, I’m not referring to his ending the mask mandate. That’s long overdue. But this lottery vaccination incentive, what he calls a “million-dollar drawing” is ill-conceived and reckless, and possibly an illegal use of public funds.

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I am pleased to announce my new patent on a machine. Funny thing is, it only turns left. I thought about calling it the Marx Machine — but that’s intellectual theft. But these jerks with “pudding” for brains have stolen from Karl Marx and called it critical race theory replacing class strugg…

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Let’s look at Geriatric Joe’s first 100 days in office. Biden talks about spending for infrastructure but he has done two things to hurt jobs already — he stopped building the wall and shut down the oil pipeline. Have you noticed that gas is up over 60 cents a gallon? Illegal aliens are floo…

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I believe all Bible prophecy has been fulfilled. The promises of God to man from Genesis 3:15 and forward were fulfilled before the end of the first century AD at the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD. The points that directly reach the subject of salvation for man is what should truly interest us.…

I have several patents and copyrights and innovative thinking is one of my hobbies. I have a binder full of ideas for Ashtabula County that I want to share with anyone who would like to use them, at no cost. Some are much more effective when seen in drawing. Let the bBlitz begin!

The Republicans are talking about renaming Mosquito Lake to Donald Trump Lake. Why Donald Trump? He has court dates coming up. We don’t know what is going to happen to him.

We’re failing our children and Ohio’s school funding formula is to blame. Our formula for distributing state funds to schools arbitrarily picks winners and losers in our communities. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled the formula unconstitutional back in 1997, more than 20 years ago. Schools are c…

Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.

Voltaire, the 18th century French writer-philosopher, preferred an enlightened aristocracy to democracy yet he eloquently embraced one of the latter’s most sacred tenets, the right to free speech.

What’s going on? The Destroyer (aka Satan) is walking across the land of fruited plain and purple mountains majesty! Oh, you don’t believe in Satan; he’s myth, the boogieman? Oh, you will when his Anti-Christ arrives on the scene and tells you, you should also worship the Dragon (aka Satan).…

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