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Obama’s ‘dumb’ war

If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “dumb.”Now, with scarcely a whisper of debate, Obama has become the fourth consecutive U.S. president to bomb Iraq — and in fact has outdone his predecessors by spreading the war to Islamic State targets in Syria as well. With the Pentagon predicting that this latest conflict could rage for three years or longer, Obama is now poised to leav...

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Calling Around Covington

As we roll through fall and head toward winter, it’s a very busy time in the village of Covington. Many organizations are holding events now, before that bitter cold weather is back again. Or maybe it won’t return this year at all, and we will be unseasonably warm. Wouldn’t that be nice?Our first upcoming event before the snow flies is one that was mentioned a few weeks ago, but will happen this Saturday. It is the first-ever Bucc Boosters Couples Bowling Bash, he...

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More early 20-something realizations

Back when I was in parenting class my junior year of high school, my teacher made a comment about the babies of the family who have a significant age gap between themselves and their siblings. The short ‘n sweet version is that the youngest children are born when everyone is also growing up, so they get to watch their sibs and parents grow up with them.“It’s like watching life go on all at once,” she told us.

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Couple say thanks to family and friends

To the Editor:Family and friends, you brought joy to our day and warmth to our lives and happiness to our hearts. We want to say thank you for attending our anniversary open house. Thank you for your kind words and your thoughtful gifts. We enjoyed seeing our family and friends.Love and Blessings,John and Maxine GuillozetPiqua

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Keeping it Real

Savvy shopping at the dollar storeBy Holly McElweeI’m not a huge discount shopper or extreme couponer, but do I like to save a few dollars here and there. I employ a few easy, common-sense strategies to my shopping habits, and that includes making a regular visit to the dollar store. I’m a cautious dollar store shopper, mostly because the sizes of products are smaller, and I find it difficult to know if certain items are really a good deal. However, I’v...

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Boehner’s columns are interesting

To the Editor:House Speaker (John) Boehner’s columns are interesting for nothing else than deciphering truth from lies, spin, fact, or fiction. Let’s take you back to the condition President Obama found himself in during his first quarter — unemployment with two million jobs lost at 700,000 jobs per month, Wall Street was tanking and he was hardly moved in.The stagnant economy, which still lingers today, was given to us by George Bush and the Republican...

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Alzheimer’s: the ‘long goodbye’

“Could you please help me find some sheets?” I was surprised when an elderly man asked me for assistance while I was shopping. Instantly, I realized that the eighty-something senior had mistaken me for a store clerk.It was an autumn Sunday afternoon in an Ohio mall, and the slight-built male was dressed like a farmer in his best church clothes. He was neat, in a non-fussy sort of way, but he seemed so alone. I wondered where his spouse was, because you could tell he was...

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Living with Children

Since the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, several elementary teachers have asked me why so many of today’s kids come to school with anxiety issues. That’s a good question, one that I think goes to the heart of contemporary American parenting.

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Safety levy worth ‘a few pennies” a day

To the Editor:I know firsthand what dancers a law enforcement officer or a fireman faces each time they pin a badge on.My great-grandfather William “Bill” Cook was shot to death in the line of duty while he was a deputy sheriff, on Feb. 7, 1885, in Letcher County, Ky. He left behind a young wife and four children with one on the way.My husband,retired Richard G. Wilcox, was with the Piqua Police Department for more than 25 years. My young son, Eric...

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Enforcing trade laws

When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than one quarter of our state’s manufacturing jobs rely on exports.

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Writer experiences highs and lows

There’s another one in the books. What am I referring to? The Anti-Burnout Blowout of course. It was an absolutely incredible night. I made my debut as a motivational speaker and I loved it. It was such an amazing experience. And, I’m already preparing for next year’s event. If you’d like to help, I’d love to have you. Please e-mail me at jrunyon@woh.rr.com.

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Piqua Safety Levy Q&A

Editor’s Note:The Piqua Daily Call will be publishing a series of Q&A for Piqua’s upcoming .25 percent public safety income tax, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. The questions and answers have been provided by City Manager Gary Huff.Q: Will salaries of current members of the Police and fire Departments be increased?A: The additional levy funding will not increase salaries for either department.Q: Why do the Fire and Polic...

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The RICO Act

In 1970, Congress passed the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which came to be called the RICO Act. The purpose of the act was to “seek the eradication of organized crime in the United States by strengthening the legal tools in the evidence-gathering process” and to provide “enhanced sanctions and new remedies to deal with the unlawful activities of those engaged in organized crime.”Ohio passed its own version of the RICO Act in 19...

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