Opinion Archive

Lee Hamilton:
We need to safeguard the ‘public’ in public office

For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to report that it’s getting rather full. This is not a good thing. Public officials should feel strongly obliged to do their business in an open and upfront manner. When you hold [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Where the boys were

From in my teens until I married I knew for certain that if I headed to Felicity there was one place that was for certain I would stop at. That was “Old Man Adams’ pool hall.” Yes the pool hall was the place where all the guys would come to. Maybe only for a sandwich [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
United Airlines behaving badly

The success of every company can be estimated based on how they treat its customers. If a company treats its customers with appreciation and respect, they can expect success. Of course this excludes external factors like economics and a host of other unforeseen events. Unfortunately, United Airlines has just shown the world how not to [ Read More ]

Protesters send a letter to Speaker Rosenberger on gerrymandering

On Saturday April 15, Juliet Zavon and Marcia Oganowski (not paid protesters) circulated a letter to Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, and asked attendees at the Tax Rally event, if they would like to sign their name to the letter. In the two-three hours the letter circulators gathered 481 signatures from people at that event alone. Other [ Read More ]

Mike Arnold:
This is the ‘best time of the year’ to catch that big fish

Howdy Everyone! Spring is in the air and fishing season is almost here. This is the best time of year to catch that big fish. All fish move shallow to spawn. For blue gill use wax worms and redworms, for crappie use waxworms, jips, and grubs, and for strippers use chickenliver and crankbaits. For catfish, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Terri Schlichenmeyer
Book is like ‘warm cookies’ and ‘fleecy jammies’

No matter how old you are, you never get tired of hearing your birth story. It’s a story of anticipation that’s different from every other on the planet. You’re at the center of it, though not quite. It’s a story you can never tell first-hand and, as in “Once in a Blue Moon Lodge” by [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Ohio State awards degrees to three students posthumously

Graduating from college is an exciting moment. Every year, millions of students across the country will receive their college diplomas from colleges across America. The event is also special for family members who have supported their children as they burned the midnight oil studying for exams and drinking gallons of coffee to prepare for exams. [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
To win a ribbon

When I moved from Moscow school to Felicity I of course was more than a little apprehensive. Everything was going to be new but one area that shinned for me was sports. There was baseball, basketball and even track and field. That sport was something I had yet to experience at Moscow. Since I had [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor
Milford settlement a win for public’s right to know

For years, Milford’s city council routinely and systematically engaged in illegal closed-door meetings in violation both of the city’s charter and Ohio’s Open Meetings Act. On Tuesday, I reached an agreement with the city settling a lawsuit I filed in response to such violations that has now put a legal end to the practice. I’ve [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker:
Stonelick State Park

If you’re looking for a hike on a larger scale, Stonelick State Park has well-marked trails, a beautiful lake, camping amenities, and more.  Located at 2894 Lake Drive in Pleasant Plain, Ohio, it is covers 1,058 acres, and is surrounded by country roads and small towns.  We found the main entrance after driving into the park a ways [ Read More ]


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