From the daily archives: Monday, August 1, 2016

Based on the flashy and largely hate-filled week Republicans spent in Cleveland for their nominating convention, it’s no surprise that Donald Trump got a tiny “bounce” in his national ratings, only 1.5 percent by some pundits.

Meanwhile, now that Democrats have ended their week-long nominating process in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton got a far higher bounce of four percent, based on a CBS poll showing Clinton is up on the Donald 46 percent versus 39 percent for Trump. After the GOP left Ohio but before Democrats entered Philadelphia, the two candidates were tied.

But there’s more bad news for Donald […]

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Athens County Prosecuting Attorney Keller J. Blackburn was with the Ohio delegation last week in Philadelphia, where he made a pitch about his efforts to curb drug addiction, especially the growing problem of opiods.

Blackburn, whose name pops up as a possible candidate for Ohio attorney general in two years along with former U.S. Attorney for northern Ohio, Steve Dettelbach, spoke at the delegation’s breakfast meetings last Tuesday about his efforts to curb addictive drug use in Athens County. Blackburn says addiction is a disease, and called for more education to educate kids about drugs and their uses.

He […]

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