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Tuesday, April 8,2014
Wearing Thin

Suspended, indicted sheriff needs to butt out

By Terry Smith
"It has only taken three days for this new administration to destroy what we took five years to build." – Suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Wearing Thin

Municipal beatdown: Which is best, Athens or Asheville?

By Terry Smith
I've been hearing about Asheville, N.C. for a long time now, and the one thing people keep saying is that Asheville is "like a big Athens." My curiosity piqued, I decided to put that statement to the test on a visit last weekend to Asheville.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
Wearing Thin

19,000 Utica wells in Ohio and they still might not get this far

By Terry Smith
The Ohio State Geologist's position is in the news again, nearly two years after a former state geologist got fired at least partly for not keeping his superiors at the ODNR apprised of a new Utica shale map that his office had developed.
Wednesday, March 12,2014
Wearing Thin

Avoid getting arrested during the spring vagina* (street) parties

By Terry Smith
Just what you need, some old dude telling you how to avoid getting arrested during an Athens spring block party. On the other hand, you probably would listen even less to some young dude telling you these things.
Wednesday, February 26,2014
Wearing Thin

New poll shows Ohio turning blue over social issues

By Terry Smith
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll has some very interesting results when it comes to hot-button issues in the state of Ohio.
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Wearing Thin

You can’t regulate an industry you’re sleeping with

By Terry Smith
The controversy enveloping the Gov. Kasich administration over a leaked memo from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has morphed into a full-blown scandal.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Wearing Thin

With fracking, stronger regulation and taxation a better way than full-on bans

By Terry Smith
Deep injection wells for fracking wastewater and chemicals are the redheaded stepchild of environmental issues. It doesn't seem like there's any reason not to support efforts to close operational injection wells, or to block proposed well permits.
Sunday, February 2,2014
Wearing Thin

Sheriff Kelly must go

Crime-fighting efforts will suffer while he battles charges

By Terry Smith
Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly should resign immediately so he can focus on his defense against a 25-county criminal indictment handed down in Athens on Friday. And more importantly, so Athens County can begin to put Kelly's polarizing and corrupt administration behind it.
Wednesday, January 22,2014
Wearing Thin

Jersey guv either a terrible manager or a dirty rat

By Terry Smith
For a long time, I've been concerned about the growing polarization in our nation's politics and governance. Being a moderate liberal, I tend to blame the Tea Party faction in the Republican Party, though no doubt, some on the left are also guilty of treating politics as a team sport rather than a sincere effort to find truth and solve problems.
Sunday, January 12,2014
Wearing Thin

C’mon, Ohio attorney general, the suspense is killing us

By Terry Smith
All last week, we kept hearing that the grand jury called to hear evidence regarding a state investigation into Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly was convening for perhaps the last time before issuing a report on the investigation.
 
 
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