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The Witness Newspaper
  • Thanking Our Veterans: Veterans’ Day 2014

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 11, 2014, America celebrated Veterans’ Day.  Along with many other holidays, people do not often understand the importance of what they are celebrating.  Yet the people that are honored on this holiday are those who have served for the United States, and have put their lives on the line to do so. Veterans’

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  • Showdown in Washington over Immigration Reform

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne week after President Obama expressed his intent to work alongside the incoming Congress after the Democrats lost control of the Senate last week, immigration reform is becoming a hotly contested subject between the President and current members of Congress. Although Press Secretary Josh Earnest has stated that the President has not finalized his plan

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  • Chase for Suspected Cop Killer Comes to a Close

    Taylor L. Turner Political Writer  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter seven weeks of eluding law enforcement officers, thirty- one year old suspected cop killer Eric Frein has been captured by authorities.  Frein allegedly opened fire on Pennsylvania’s Blooming Grove state police barracks, killing Pennsylvania state trooper Bryon Dickson and wounding Officer Alex Douglas on September 12.  Using stylistic survivalist

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  • Generals Disagree on President Obama’s ISIS Strategy

    Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile the President persists that there will be no American troops involved in combat operations against ISIS, several generals have publicly challenged his strategy. Among the generals to disagree on the use of combat troops are Generals Ray Odierno, Martin Dempsey, James Mattis and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. In an

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  • Labor Day Weekend

      The History: [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or most American children these days, Labor Day is just a day off from school all too soon but well appreciated after the long summer break and vacationing. It is celebrated with cook outs, picnics, and parades, but with little understanding of the holiday. For American and Canadian children living on September

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  • Press Release: ODMH Director Tracy Plouck and Local Leaders Discuss Benefits of Extending Medicaid Coverage

      Wilmington, OH – Today, local and state leaders came together in Wilmington to discuss the benefits of extending Medicaid coverage to those with income up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL).   By extending Medicaid benefits, many individuals needing treatment services for both physical and behavioral health disorders will have coverage for their treatment.   Proposed changes

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  • Super Bowl XLVII

    A. J. Ganger Sports   Whether you’re a football fan or not, everyone watches the Super Bowl. Some watch it for the commercials, some for the game, and others just want to watch the halftime show to see how the performance turns out. This Super Bowl had no shortage of surprises. This year’s match-up put

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  • Week 11 report

    A.J. Ganger Sports Week 11 was full of surprises and a defeat from a dominant team and SEC powerhouse. The Alabama Crimson Tide fell to the newest member of the SEC, the Aggies of Texas A&M. This game has changed the whole landscape of the BCS rankings as we know it. Fans were shown in

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