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The little train that won’t

The Republican party’s refusal to invest in America’s collapsing infrastructure is a recipe for disaster.I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done — can-do groups that can, and do.But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Train That Couldn’t. I’m talking about Congress.Since the earliest days of our US of A, the most basic task of this legislative body has been to keep our national house in good rep...

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Forcing an island of peace to host a billion-dollar military base

Uncle Sam is wrecking a great deal of South Korea’s top tourist destination.Back in the spring, an Asian tragedy fleetingly made headlines when an overloaded ferryboat sank on its way to South Korea’s Jeju Island. Nearly 300 people aboard the Sewol ferry perished, mostly children.We’ve been hearing way less about the tragedy unfolding on the island that was supposed to be their destination.

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Letter to the Editor

A thank you to the communityEditor:We would like to thank the residents of our local community, as well as our surrounding communities, for the generous and loving support that has been show to us this year during the Jamestown Bean Festival, as well as throughout the past years. Your support, both financial and emotional has enabled us to reach out and help so many families that have a loved one battling cancer. Without your great suppo...

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Walmart shooting over or just beginning?

It’s a No Bill from the grand jury in the case of the Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart shooting of suspect John Crawford III. That should be it. It was a sad day for the families of Crawford, Angela Williams and the officers involved. I watched the entire surveillance video and listened to the 911 call at the same time. There’s no question the tragic shooting was justified.This case, falling in the shadow of another shooting in Ferguson, Missouri attracted the same national ci...

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Our beautiful, blessed country

It seems to me that this time of year — late September and early October — is ideal for taking a bit of time out to appreciate what a wonderful, beautiful country we are blessed with. Sure, other times of the year are really nice — when the spring flowers are blooming after a cold winter or the warm, kinda lazy days of summer — but early autumn is probably my favorite season.

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Their viewpoint: Crawford shooting opinions

The following statements were drawn from comments made on our social media accounts and website. All were related to the police shooting of John Crawford III in the Beavercreek Wal-Mart Aug. 5.Frank J.: “It seems clear that the person who should be indicted was the 9-1-1 caller because he provided false information to the dispatcher which resulted in the unnecessary deaths of two individuals. He needs to be held accountable for his actions.“Furthermo...

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California adds steam to the bag-banning movement

We can conserve by not wasting stuff we don’t actually need.California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags. Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to sign the bag-banning law California lawmakers approved in early September. The ban will go into effect at grocery stores and pharmacies next year and extend to liquor stores and additional kinds of retailers in 2016.In addition to making it against the law for stores to give shoppers ...

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Local festivals must evolve to continue

Virtually every community festival I’ve been involved with around Ohio this season has reported steadily decreasing attendance. Some of them have run for more than a half-century, others only a few years, but regardless of their endurance, the people just aren’t coming like they used to. Could it be time to mothball the town festival and pool resources into larger, joint events like county fairs?

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A crooked cat tail

The verse of the day is Proverbs 4:14-15. “Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not proceed in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on.”Early in the morning I tiptoed down the stairs to spend some time alone with God. As I entered the kitchen a spectacular sight met me. The morning sun was just starting to wake up and through the window I saw her. She was dressed all in pink and had begun to illuminate the dusky sky. With ra...

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Contact public officials

Greene Countywww.co.greene.oh.usCommissioners35 Greene St., Xenia, Ohio 45385937-562- 5006Alan Andersonaanderson@co.greene.oh.usBob Glaserbglaser@co.greene.oh.usTom Kooglertkoogler@co.greene.oh.usAdministrator937-562-5002Howard Postonhposton@co.greene.oh.usAuditor...

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Letter to the editor policy

The Fairborn Daily Herald encourages readers to write letters to the editor:• Letters should be typed, or printed legibly, signed and include current address and daytime phone number of the author. Full addresses will not be published. Form and anonymous letters will not be accepted.• Letters to the editor must be 350 words or less. Deadline for letters is 9 a.m. The Friday before publication. Letter writers have a limit of two published letters every 30 days...

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Revitalizing Ohio neighborhoods and communities

The financial crisis devastated homeowners and investors in Ohio and across the country. In the years since, we’ve made great progress but we know that the economy cannot fully recover until the housing market does.Cleveland’s Thriving Communities Institute estimates that there are 50,000 abandoned properties in Ohio that have fallen into disrepair. Vacant properties lower surrounding property values and can increase the likelihood of crime within the neighborhood. Ohio...

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We are a country that loves all kinds of gimmicks

America has become a nation of gimmicks.I’m talking about such things as 2 for 1 sales and frozen heat ‘n serve lunches, breakfasts and dinners.Stick-shift cars, just in case you haven’t noticed, are also few and far-between nowadays days just like dial phones, white buck shoes, and pegged pants.Black and white TV sets are hard to find, too.So are men with duck-tail haircuts.Yes indeed times have changed.There...

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‘Honey Do’ list for our nation continued

The list of illegal, immoral and/or unconstitutional actions of our Federal government that should be corrected continues.—Socialism has been an age-old failure throughout recorded history. The seven great nation-states (eight, if you count the US) owed their downfall to socialism. Once started, trying to limit socialistic programs to just those in need is akin to saying you are going to become just a little pregnant. When started, pregnancy must go to term or be aborted; the...

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Worried about climate change: Ban fracking on federal lands

It’s up to Congress to protect our national treasures.As world leaders get ready to gather in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit, it’s time to take stock of how the United States is meeting its own climate challenges.While the UN has the power to help forge a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities, there’s one step that federal officials here in the United States can take on their own to curb climate change: ...

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