Butler County Times Gazette

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Updated at 10:41 AM

Last week’s botched execution of convicted killer Joseph Wood was enough to make anyone sick to their stomach. Unless, of course, you believe justice and revenge are one in the same.According to a July 24 CNN report, witness accounts said “Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution,” while reporter Troy Hayden described his last breaths like “a fish on shore gulping for air.”But a relative of the victims had a different opinion.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Jesus left instructions for us to find our way home

Posted at 8:45 AM

These kids aren’t here because of Democratic or Republican policies

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 7:30 AM

A look at Augusta's past

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Hard to imagine two women who have less in common

Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 11:00 PM

What a delightful chair to spend some lazy moments

Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Sweetness and light oozes out of her

Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM

According to the U.S. Mint, it costs about 2.4 cents to mint each penny

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 12:27 PM

A growing number of American companies are moving overseas ... on paper, at least.The tactic is called a corporate inversion, but for those who have no idea what that means, perhaps a more apt description would be “shady tax dodge.”

Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM

A prison term should not mean a lifetime of misfortune for a former offender. Yet that is what the criminal justice system produces every day. Former offenders are saddled for life with criminal records that make employment, education and public...

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 7:35 AM

There is power in prayer

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