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Get off your duffs and do the People’s Business! That’s My Opinion, By Bob Robinson
How many of you would like to see your taxes jump about $1,000 a year (if you make $50,000) - you can guestimate your increase based on your income... for instance $500 a year for $25,000 earners? For many of us in this area, it comes to about $50 a month. That’s what we’re facing in about 10 days if Congress and our “Supreme” leader don’t get their acts together. County News Online got an email... read more
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Buchy... Partisan Politics Aside for a Single Primary and Savings for the Tax Payer
This past week, I voted in favor of Sub House Bill 369, which created one primary and settled the dispute over new congressional maps.  Every 10 years Ohio lawmakers gather to draw new congressional district lines, a process undertaken by leadership in the General Assembly.  I have been a part of this process twice before.  Never have I witnessed the minority party create as much havoc and confusion at the... read more
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Ya gotta love it, By George Starks
There are many things about our country that I dearly love. One is the fact that I can write my opinion, ruffle a few feathers and then read things in rebuttle. Even better, I can respond to that rebuttle and it’s all good. In other countries, one could be arrested and even shot for speaking his/her mind. After reading what Bob Robinson and Susan Olling wrote, I have to speak out. In my opinion, the TicketCity/Cotton Bowl, is right where Penn State should be. The seniors get to go out on a high note and will after they thump Houston and I... read more
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The future of Greenville That’s My Opinion, By Bob Robinson
My Sunday Opinion, A debt of gratitude without measure (see link below), resonated with several people. The response was positive. Only one reader, however, took the time to express his own thoughts. He has done this before with Opinions or stories I’ve written, as well as those of some others over the past year. As always, I’ve asked if I could publish the comments. I believed they were pertinent.... read more
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I need to pay more attentionby George Starks
I received a letter in the mail recently stating my food stamps was being reduced and my medicade was going up in connection with my spindown. My first thought was, “what’s this about?” Then as I read on it mentioned something about the money I was receiving on my disability, that I was getting a raise at the beginning of the year. At that point, I got on the computer and went to socialsecurity.gov. WOW, it was true, I was getting a raise...read more
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The Penn State Scandal That’s My Opinion, By Bob Robinson
The day after CNO Sports Editor George Starks wrote his column, Should PSU accept a bowl bid?, CNO reader Susan Olling sent the following... I disagree with Mr. Starks article in today’s CNO pertaining to Penn State going to a bowl game.  Given the sordidness of the mess that happened up there (and that is still unfolding), PSU should not be accorded the privilege of playing a post-season game... read more
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U.S. Representative John Boehner... Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the Weekly Republican Address, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) touts the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act, legislation the House will vote on next week that will help to create thousands of new American jobs while helping families struggling with the consequences of President Obama’s failed economic policies.  This jobs bill (H.R. 3630) will extend the payroll... read more
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A debt of gratitude without measure... That’s My Opinion, By Bob Robinson
I’ve been wanting to write this column for quite a while, but finding, editing, formatting and posting stories for County News Online has been unbelievably time consuming. CNO is a demanding mistress. Add to that my workload at Edison – teaching a humanities course and filling in for a colleague’s introductory art course after he had emergency surgery – and my plate was full. Most of you already... read more
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The relative importance of debt, By Jim Surber
I can only guess that the recent failure of the Congressional “super-committee” came and went without much fanfare because most Americans either assumed it would fail, or didn’t consider the task to be all that important. As expected, the members of each political persuasion blamed their failure on those members of the other party. It would be easy to dismiss this sideshow as another deplorable example of our current... read more
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The White House... Put Country before Party
Good afternoon, It’s simple. If lawmakers don’t vote to extend the payroll tax cut, taxes for 160 million Americans will go up on January 1st. President Obama just left the press briefing room at the White House where he called on Congress to extend the tax cut, pay for it responsibly, and expand it so middle class families get a $1,500 break next year. He told Congress to put country before party and stop wasting time. Every day, folks are fighting to make.... read more
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted... Protecting Your Business Against Identity Theft
According to a recent report by the research firm Javelin Strategy & Research, identity theft affected more than 8 million people in 2010. While identity theft has often been considered a crime targeting just consumers, business identity theft has become an increasingly alarming trend. Business identity theft—also referred to as corporate of commercial identity theft—occurs when a business’s identity is used to transact... read more
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Congressman John Boehner... GOP Stands Ready to Work with Dems
Need Fiscally-Responsible Path Forward on Jobs, Payroll Tax Cut Extension - WASHINGTON, D.C. – At his weekly press conference, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) reiterated that Republicans stand ready to work with Democrats to extend the payroll tax break and unemployment insurance, but reaffirmed that it must be done in a fiscally-responsible way to protect Social Security and avoid compounding... read more

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