Opinion Archive

GEORGE BROWN
Lady Yvonne of Brownton Abbey II

By George Brown I hadn’t planned on writing a second column about Yvonne’s broken ankle but so many friends have called or emailed expressing their concern about how I’m holding up with my caregiver duties I decided to provide an update. When I last wrote, Yvonne was scheduled for surgery two days later. This delay [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Making US corporate taxes fair and competitive

By Sherrod Brown Last week, Burger King Worldwide announced a merger with Canadian restaurant Tim Hortons, creating one of the largest fast-food operations in the world. While Burger King will continue to be based out of Miami, it will make Canada its home for tax purposes. In this increasingly common practice called “inversion,” corporations shift [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Court deals with sentencing

By Paul Pfeifer In 2009, a jury found David Washington guilty of several offenses, including a third-degree felony of failure to comply with a police officer and a fifth-degree felony of obstruction of official business. The charges stemmed from the day Washington and his brother attacked a woman in a mall parking lot in Lorain [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Neverhome’ will be enjoyed by Civil War buffs and anyone who enjoys reenactments

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You needed to take a stand. There was an injustice, a wrong that needed righting, and someone had to say something. That someone was you – and though you’re just one person, just a voice, the movement had to start somewhere. And so you took a stand. Your two feet were planted [ Read More ]

DOUG GREEN
Labor Day: Then and now

By Doug Green Labor Day is a day off work for many students and workers, but its meaning is often forgotten by those of all ages. We know this day is about more than having a cookout with friends, realizing that warm summer days are coming to a close, and marking the beginning of a [ Read More ]

JOHN BECKER
Legislation notifies businesses of tax overpayments

By John Becker The first priority of this General Assembly, and of this chamber, has been jobs. Jobs are what bring people into the state, allow for Ohioans to provide for their families, and improve the economy. That is why it’s important that here in the House, we pass legislation that makes Ohio more business-friendly. [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Old age can and should be fun

By George Brown The periods of our lives are like chapters in a book – early childhood, first day of school, high school, graduation, college, perhaps military service, first job, marriage, first home, children, career moves, special vacations, becoming grandparents, and then, finally, comes the last chapter, “old age”. Most of us approach the chapters [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Miss America’ offers scandal, honesty

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Elbow, elbow, wrist-wrist-wrist. It’s like icing a cake with your hand, they say, and you practiced that wave aplenty when you were young. You never knew when you might find yourself walking down a long stage with roses in your arms and a crown on your head. Millions of young women try. [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Use a wellness plan to keep your pet well all year long

By Dr. Dan Meakin Possibly the most effective way to keep your pet healthy is through prevention and routine wellness checks. At All Creatures we have developed a wellness program perfect for your pet and your budget. More information on these “wellness plans” can be found on our website and in any of our three [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
On the road in Ohio

By Rob Portman Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing in their lives and what Washington can do [ Read More ]


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