Monthly Archives: October 2008

John Freshwater is a Liar

October 31, 2008
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In a contract termination hearing, testimony indicates that John Freshwater, a teacher suspended for promoting his religion, apparently burned a second child with what he describes as an “X”, but others describe as a cross. MOUNT VERNON— A second Mount Vernon student said his 8th grade science teacher burned a cross on his arm...

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Dispatch’s Expected Endorsement of McCain

October 23, 2008
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Today The Other Paper had an excellent piece on The Columbus Dispatch endorsing McCain for President. One point in the article I thought was important in showing the flawed rationale of the editorial staff. Here’s what the Dispatch said. At a time when the nation faces serious problems … the president should have an...

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World Income Gap Is Widening

October 23, 2008
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A new report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) stated that the income gap is growing worldwide, especially in America. Particularly interesting was this comment regarding the United States. The United States is the country with the highest inequality level and poverty rate across the OECD… Since 2000, income inequality has...

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Buckeye Steve Stivers is Red Faced

October 10, 2008
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When Steve Stivers who is running for Ohio’s 15 Congressional District visited the offices of Ohio State’s The Lantern student newspaper he tried to use his affiliation as a graduate of the university as a plus. When Steve Stivers visited Ohio State Tuesday night, he made sure to show school pride. “I wore my...

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  • Charities transform lost items into gifts for needy
    Among the hats, coats and gloves donated to charities this holiday season are lots of hats, coats and gloves given, well, by accident. […]
  • Woman who stole from blind group enters diversion program
    A Westerville woman has been placed on diversion and has paid restitution for stealing more than $25,000 while working as an administrative assistant for the American Council of the Blind of Ohio. […]
  • Veteran pilot dies after crashing plane in Union County
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio — An experienced military pilot who was a veteran of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan died yesterday after crashing his plane near the runway of the Union County Airport during an aerobatic maneuver. […]
  • Mayor’s ex-wife gets 10 days in jail
    Frankie Coleman, the ex-wife of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail, fined $575 and placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. […]
  • Praise flows for Franklinton mission’s Pastor Joe
    The Rev. Joe Johnson was a bit irritated that The Dispatch wanted to publish a story about him. “I’m not a bragger,” he said. And, he noted, he was already in the newspaper, “about 50 years ago." Then, after consenting to an interview, the pastor scolded Inner City Ministries volunteer Jeff Baker for saying too many nice things about him. […]

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