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Wednesday, November 12,2014
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Forget the ‘blood bucket’; students should vote locally

Ohio University's Student Senate boosted its relevance by a quantum leap earlier this semester just by doing something, anything, that generated ample local and outside interest.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
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If there really were a ‘war on coal,’ I’d say 'sign me up'

By Terry Smith
What I wouldn't give to never again hear the obnoxious and insidious term "war on coal." It's been all over regional TV during the campaign season that ended Tuesday with the General Election.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
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Hocking should appoint panel to examine racism charge

By Terry Smith
It's difficult to know where to start with regard to the recent troubles (OK, Troubles deserves a capital "T") at Hocking College. The ugly, convoluted situation has become a caricature
Wednesday, October 8,2014
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Our endorsement process remains the same... for now

By Terry Smith
The first thing I thought about after learning that The Athens NEWS had been sold to Adams Publishing Group (APG) Media of Ohio was how does the sale affect our endorsement schedule for the 2014 General Election?
Wednesday, September 10,2014
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Student Senate prez had the right, but was she right?

By Terry Smith
Here's a hodge-podge of "Wearing Thin" observations about Ohio University Student Senate President Megan Marzec's "Blood Bucket Challenge," though not all of them congeal into a coherent whole.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
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A 9-year-old with an Uzi – what could go wrong?

By Terry Smith

Stupid, spectacularly so. That's the only conclusion any sane person can have about the Aug. 25 accidental shooting death of a firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl he was showing how to shoot an Uzi submachine gun.

Wednesday, August 20,2014
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Back to college: It doesn’t get any better than this

By Terry Smith
It's been 41 years since I came to Athens as a freshman, and I still remember the jubilant excitement of plopping down in this glorious college town.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
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Don’t make me apologize for mourning Robin Williams

The death of comedian and actor Robin Williams Monday to an apparent suicide hit me hard, and judging from the heavy response on Facebook, I wasn't the only one.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
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If pot laws are like speeding laws, I’m Timothy Leary

By Terry Smith
My colleague, Dennis Powell, author of the weekly column, "The View From Mudsock Heights," agree on a lot of things, including a shared outlook on what's amusing in life.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
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Am I outraged about the planned East State interchange? Not so much

By Terry Smith
When it comes to matters involving streets and traffic, everybody seems to be an expert. Not just an expert, but the sort of snooty, dismissive know-it-all who ridicules and dismisses anyone else who might have a differing opinion, even if that person actually is an expert.
 
 
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