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Investing in manufacturing and innovation

In Ohio, and across the United States, manufacturing is helping to lead our economic recovery. Manufacturing has a larger multiplier effect than any other industry. For every $1 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy. Ohio manufacturers are some of the most competitive in the world and workers are innovating right on the shop floor.To make manufacturing’s recovery permanent, we must support American workers, shifting away from an “innovate here, m...

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Free clinics remain needed despite ACA

A new report released by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) reveals that over the last two years, the nations 1,200 free and charitable clinics have seen a 40 percent increase in patient demand, despite the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Letter: Trick-or-Treaters should be cautious

Dear editor,Beggars and parents should beware. Whatever day Mount Sterling Village Council decides to have Trick-or-Treat, all those participating need to be extra cautious while out and about on the sidewalks and streets.Speeding vehicles, day or night, are not in short supply in the village, and the situation only seems to be getting worse.Be careful and have fun.B. J. LittleMount Sterling...

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Letter: Sprucing up village shows pride

Dear editor,Sprucing things up is usually seen in the spring, but in Mount Sterling fall seems to be just as good for getting things done.I don’t know how many people have noticed, but the Pleasant Township Trustees building on London Street has undergone a serious renovation inside and out, including landscaping.The building on East Main Street, probably best known as being the former home of the Satellite bar, has been renovated inside...

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Letter: It’s time for the truth in Benghazi

Dear editor,Citizens, don’t you all think it is about time that the truth is told about Benghazi?We have been lied to about all sort of reasons and no one is held responsible. There have been all sort of investigations with witness lying and still nothing is done.Within two weeks of the attack, the American Free Press stated that it was a terrorist attack and a gun running deal, and yet no one else picked up on it. I wrote letters to the...

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Meeting with the Amish PTA

Hello to everyone, both near and far.After spending the past four weeks with family in Ohio it feels good to be home again. The weather has been perfect since we’re back.Today was a full, yet enjoyable, day. It seems like a lot has happened since we got up this morning. After breakfast and devotions I tackled the apples. I decided to turn most of our apples into applesauce and put the rest away to be eaten fresh or used for making pies and apple crisp. I just relis...

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Mom’s chili has something for everyone

My daughter Heather once said, “It’s a good thing everybody doesn’t like the same things, or we’d all live in houses that looked just alike. Everybody would have the same painting hanging over the same sofa covered with a cabbage rose print.”It goes without saying in our look-alike dining rooms we’d all eat the same things. If my son-in-law Rodney chose the meals, there would be no need to grow beets ever again. Dessert every night would be cherr...

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Green beans aren’t quite beans

This year we have an overabundance of green beans from our garden. If we eat them with rice, will they make a complete protein like other beans do?Green beans aren’t really “beans,” at least according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. They’re great vegetables, though.The primary difference is in protein content. A cup of green beans contains just 2 grams of protein, whereas a cup of, say, black beans contains 15 grams of protein. Gr...

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Penalizing marriage?

Recently, I’ve spilled a lot of ink articulating the importance of natural marriage and strong families for a healthy and prosperous society. I have attempted to illustrate the role of law in protecting marriage and proposed that Ohio adopt Covenant Marriage.This week, I’d like to introduce you to a fictional couple from Mount Sterling, Mike and Christine Johnson.Mike and Christine were high school sweethearts. Selected by their classmates as “most like...

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The thing I miss most about summer

Summer is over and winter is beginning to give us her cold shoulder. The only way I can really handle winter is the hope of summer coming again in all her warm embraces. I can only take the shivers for so long.In our home, there is a divide over the subject. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage lives for winter and I live for summer. How two people who can be so opposite and still live together harmoniously is one of the mysteries of matrimonial bliss. I endure her complaining ab...

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Things we have in common

Have you ever been on a driving vacation and ended up over a thousand miles from home; far, far away from family, friends; far from all of your familiar surroundings?In 2005, we were in Utah driving north through Monument Valley. It was absolutely breathtaking. The scenery, the huge stone buttes, the miles of cactus and desert is unlike anything, anywhere else in the world. We felt like we were a million miles from home. Everything we saw was unfamiliar landscape. It was beautiful....

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To grow or not to grow

Someone has said, “Change is inevitable, growth is optional.” Think about that for a minute. Let that roll around in your mind and see if you agree. “Change is inevitable, growth is optional.”If you think about all the things that have changed in your life (technology, fashion, ideas, relationships) you can see that change is inevitable. In other words, it’s going to happen!

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Virtues are signs of our character

If you want a good reputation, you must habitually act with virtue. Virtues are learned habits to do good. At a young age we are encouraged to act in particular ways. Our parents remind us of how important our reputations are. We will be judged by our actions and our words.Once a virtuous habit has been formed, it will follow us all of our lives unless we pick up some other bad habits. It is easy to develop bad habits, they do not require effort on our part. To develop a good habit...

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The endless war in the Middle East

Here we go again.Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives — for which I’m running in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District — voted to authorize President Obama to arm and train rebels in Syria who would, in a perfect world, go on to fight the “Islamic State” or ISIS.We’ve been lead to believe that ISIS, responsible for the brutal treatment of anyone in their way in Syria and Iraq, including Americans, is a threat to our homeland...

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Browns camp here? What a great idea

It may just be a long shot — or a “Hail Mary” pass, if you’d prefer — but our hats are off to officials at Ohio Wesleyan University and the city of Delaware for collaborating on a proposal to lure the Cleveland Browns here for their annual summer training camps.NFL teams typically have their training camps away from the municipal stadiums and in more secluded locales. For instance, the Pittsburgh Steelers have their summer training camps at Saint Vince...

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