Opinion Archive

Property Maintenance Code

On January 1, 2015, I began my duties as Goshen Township Police Chief. In order to better understand the challenges and expectations, I met with local elected officials and numerous community leaders. Even today, I will stop and chat with folks or communicate on social media. A recurring and continuous theme of residents, (complaints really), [ Read More ]

Fixing errors on Ohioans’ credit reports important

Too many Ohioans are still feeling the effects of the 2008 financial crisis — particularly on their credit scores. More than 50 million consumers saw their credit scores plunge more than 20 points during the worst days of the crisis, from 2008 to 2009. Many still haven’t fully recovered. To make matters worse, one-in-five consumers [ Read More ]

Easements and eminent domain

In March 2010, Shawn Ware pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in crack cocaine. One count was a second-degree felony because of the amount of crack involved; the other was a fourth-degree felony, because it occurred in the vicinity of a juvenile. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state of Ohio dismissed the [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘All Dogs’ will cause laughter, tears

Your dog knows all the basic commands. He can SPEAK, indoor voice and outdoor voice. He’s got SIT all buttoned up, with his behind planted firmly on the floor. He can STAY all day long if you need him to, and he FETCHes like a pro – which is great. You’ll need him to fetch [ Read More ]

Prayers for our law enforcement

Dear Editor, In addition to praying for our country at the July 2nd “God & Country” concert, we had a special emphasis on our officers in Law Enforcement. These brave ‘men in blue’ often walk the beat in a war zone. Daily they deal with drugs, dangers, and death! And seldom are they recognized for [ Read More ]

Two-Year state budget invests in key priorities

By Joe Uecker The state’s two-year operating budget was recently signed into law. We have created a balanced, sustainable budget that invests in Ohio’s top priorities, while making the tax rate more competitive and putting hard-earned money back in the hands of those who earned it. Education. Making significant investments in young Ohioans, the budget [ Read More ]

Easements and eminent domain

By Paul Pfeifer Stanley and Kathryn Wasserman own a piece of farmland in Sandusky County, Ohio, that – because of a one hundred-year-old easement – became the center of a case that we reviewed here – at the Ohio Supreme Court. The easement was created in 1915, for the purpose of draining the land the [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
How to prevent tick paralysis and death

Dr. Dan Meakin What is Tick Paralysis? Tick Paralysis is caused by over 40 species of ticks worldwide (5 in North America, including the deer tick) and can occur in almost any region where ticks are found. It has killed thousands of animals. Tick paralysis occurs when an engorged and gravid (egg-laden) female tick produces [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Book scope limited

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The opportunity arrived on a silver platter. It was almost irresistible, in fact, but the truth is that you’re looking for a new plate because your old one is full. You have no time to take another project, no matter how wonderful it might be. That all could change, though, once you’ve [ Read More ]

Challenging breath-alcohol tests

By Paul Pfeifer In the early morning hours of October 22, 2011, Daniel Ilg lost control of his car while driving in Cincinnati; he struck a fence, a sign, then a pole. The police officer who investigated the accident arrested Ilg for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. At the police [ Read More ]

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