Opinion Archive

Telling the truth about immigration

As we enter a new year, 800,000 Dreamers await news of their fate in this country.  Thwarted by a president who will soon terminate the only program giving them temporary reprieve from harassment or deportation, stood up by a Congress that couldn’t muster the will last year to grant them a pathway to permanent residency, [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
The Aokigahara Forest of death

The city of Koshu is a popular Japanese city known for its wine making that rests at the bottom of Mount Fuji. Koshu is also the site of the Aokigahara Forest. In itself, the forest isn’t anything unusual. Like any other forest, it has trees and animals. However, Japanese citizens call this location the Forest [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Come in, the doors are unlocked

The other day I was talking with a lady who I had gone to school with and her husband and in our conversation I said “you know Jenny whenever I would stop at your home I knew your mom would offer me a glass of tea or a cup of coffee and a piece of [ Read More ]

BWC to push wellness, workplace safety in ‘18

By Sarah D. Morrison Administrator/CEO, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation The new year is almost here, and many of us are thinking about resolutions that include working out, eating healthier and getting in shape. We have our own resolutions at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC): we resolve to help more employees get home [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Exercise your way into a new year

By Nicole L. Koontz For many Americans, the holidays are several weeks packed with the hustle and bustle and stress over wearing the perfect outfit, picking out the perfect gift and hosting the perfect party. During all of this, they find themselves stressed out and lacking energy. Many forget about taking care of themselves and [ Read More ]

Lee Hamilton:
The good and the bad to look out for in 2018

This was an interesting year that’s just passed, wasn’t it? And here’s the thing: I suspect 2018 will be just as intriguing. Let’s start with some good news. The economy had a good year in 2017, seeing overall growth, subdued inflation, progress on wages, and even some signs that economic growth is reaching the poor. [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
The mysterious Oakville blob

Many years ago, I saw a movie titled The Blob, which scared me during my childhood. The movie starred the late Steve McQueen and his battle against an alien blob creature that devoured everything in its path. The blob began as a small gelatin like creature that got larger after it ate people. Eventually, McQueen [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
From the brain to the record

Have you ever been driving down the road with the radio on and all of a sudden a certain song from your youth begins to be played? As soon as you hear it a thought comes into your mind along with a visual of a time and place in your life where you were doing [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ delivers for 100 Milford, Eastgate seniors

On behalf of the Home Instead Senior Care office located in Milford, we would like to thank the community for its overwhelming support of the Be a Santa to a Senior program this holiday season. The program provides gifts and companionship to seniors who may otherwise not have a gift under the tree this Christmas [ Read More ]

Sen. Sherrod Brown:
New bill gives our veterans the health care they deserve

There’s no place for partisanship when it comes to caring for the women and men who serve this country, and the families who sacrifice alongside them. We showed that last month when we passed bipartisan legislation to improve access to care for our heroes – the Caring for Our Veterans Act of 2017 – out [ Read More ]

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