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General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

Government recommends less meat consumption

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Many Americans have their reasons for being upset at the U.S. government. Some women want a better wage equality. Some members in the LGBT community want to be more accepted. Some people want the immigration system fixed so folks can have a easier and quicker path to becoming U.S. citizens. And the list goes on… The latest group under attack is the “meat-eaters” who live in our country. I know

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  • President Obama gets criticized for discussing Crusades

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:54 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    Recently, U.S. President Barack Obama was highly criticized for his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast when he referenced the Crusades done in the name of Christ. Many critics felt like he was attacking Christianity when talking about the Crusades while not being aggressive in his language dealing with what are called “Muslim extremists,” falling short of calling ISIL or ISIS as a group of terrorists. They felt he should

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  • Furnace destruction symbolizes the lost steel industry

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:41 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    Last Wednesday marked the end of an era for my family who still lives in the Baltimore, Maryland area. A 32-story L Blast Furnace, which was the tallest such furnace in the western hemisphere, was detonated with 94 explosive charges in Sparrows Point. The furnace was two separate structures. It included a 320’ tall main furnace weighing 8 million pounds and a 200’ tall exoskeleton weighing 3 million pounds. It

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  • Government officials looking to increase federal gas tax

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:30 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    There’s an old saying “if it’s too good to be true, then it’s too good to be true.” Many Vandalia area drivers, and drivers across the nation, have recently enjoyed lower gas prices. Our family filled up our minivan the other day with 14 gallons for under $30. After all of us have enjoyed more than a month of relief at the gas pump, our “wonderful” federally elected officials are

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  • St. Louis Rams appear to be headed back to Los Angeles

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    As a former resident of Baltimore, my heart goes out to all St. Louis sports fans after St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, through a joint venture with the Stockbridge Capital Group,  unveiled plans for a proposed NFL-ready stadium in the Los Angeles, California area. The development group announced plans on Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. I’ve seen this show before. As a

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  • Another year has come and gone, a new one to begin

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    It’s hard to believe that yet another year has come to an end. The completion of a year gives many of us a chance to reflect on how our lives were changed these past 12 months while giving us some excitement on what might take place during this upcoming year. During this past year, many of us lost loved ones while many of us were blessed with the presence of

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  • Important to be content during the Christmas season

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:13 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    It’s hard to believe but Christmas is next Thursday. Let the sprint begin for so many of us who need to complete our Christmas shopping lists as we check off names, one by one, for who we have yet to purchase a gift for this holiday season. If you are a parent of more than one child, you understand the mindset of trying to buy equally for your children. While

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