Opinion Archive

PAUL PFEIFER
Ohio Supreme Court hears case dealing with involuntary retirement

By Paul Pfeifer Robert Corlew began working for Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., in 1988. After fifteen years on the job, he was injured at work on December 5, 2003. His subsequent workers’ compensation claim was allowed for several injuries, including contusion and tendonitis of the right wrist, and anxiety disorder. Honda is a self-insured [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
The Taj Mahal outhouse of Ohio

By George Brown You’d be hard pressed to find an outhouse in America today, even in Amish country. They’re still out there in rural areas, but few are still used for their original purpose. Some have been converted to other uses such as tool sheds or to house a few chickens, but most have simply [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Addressing Infant Mortality on World Prematurity Day

By Sherrod Brown The birth of a child is a cause for celebration. For most families, a new baby brings feelings of excitement and anticipation for the future. Unfortunately, one in every nine babies born in the United States is premature. For these families, the exciting new challenges of feedings and changings may quickly be [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Red Berries’ perfect for girls 9-12

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Have you ever had to move? If you have, you know the drill: toys in one box, clothes in another. Boxes everywhere, filled with dishes and towels, and things that will need to be put away in the new house. It’s a mess, but it’s kinda fun. A move from California to [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Ohio Supreme Court hears case dealing with military retirement benefits

By Paul Pfeifer Do unvested military retirement benefits count as assets to be considered in a divorce? That’s the question that came before us – the Ohio Supreme Court – in the divorce case of Christen and Sean Daniel. Christen and Sean were married in 1995. They had three children, who were aged 13, 11, [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
It’s a fine little $5000 table

By George Brown “George, can you help me carry this in?” Yvonne was calling to me from the garage, as she often does when she returns from shopping at the Peppermint Pig. The “Pig”, as I refer to it, is but one of the dozen or so thrift stores Yvonne regularly visits within a 50 [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Honoring the noble service of Ohio’s Veterans

By Sherrod Brown On Veterans Day, we pause to remember those who have fought to preserve the rights we hold dear. This year marks the 60th observance of Veterans Day and the 95th anniversary of Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of the First World War. While the heroes of World War I are no [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
The Truth about Bloodwork

By Dr. Dan Meakin Have you ever wondered why your veterinarian recommends bloodwork on your pet if they aren’t showing signs of illness? This article is designed to demystify that recommendation and help you better understand how important lab work is to our cherished pets and family members. Pets, unlike ailing humans, are masters at hiding [ Read More ]

JOHN BECKER
The problem with drugs is impacting Ohio’s communities

By John Becker Over the last few years, the Ohio legislature has been focused on jobs and the economy, thus allowing for Ohio to improve its unemployment numbers and to encourage business growth. We are in a better spot than we were four years ago, and we are getting better day by day. Recently, however, [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Ohio Supreme Court hears case dealing with attorney fees

By Paul Pfeifer On July 20, 2011, Emilie DiFranco sent a public-records request by e-mail to the city of South Euclid in care of Keith Benjamin – the clerk of the city council. On July 25, Benjamin responded, indicating that he had received the request and had forwarded it to the director of finance for [ Read More ]


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