Opinion Archive

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Fans of oddities will enjoy Milton’s book

Was your old high school history teacher wrong? You can’t imagine so; she taught you all about World Wars I and II, America ‘s past, and British history. But could you have missed something? What don’t you know? Was your high school history teacher wrong or, as in “When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Does my dog have arthritis?

ARTHRITIS is also known by the medical term “Osteoarthritis.” It is a disease resulting in degeneration of one or more joints of the body. Reasons joints become affected with arthritis include injury, birth defects resulting in malformation, and aging. As a result of whatever the cause, the slick surface of the bones in the joint [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Found: Honest Business

On Oct. 25, via my phone, Luke’s Repair Shop in Amelia quoted me $89 to repair my Sears sewing machine. When I arrived there with it, the man fixed it as we talked (new needle and tension adjustment) and he wasn’t charging me! An unscrupulous business would quickly fixed it, called me later and collected $89 [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Shop local for the holidays

Dear Editor: ‘Tis the season when family and friends gather together to eat, give thanks and celebrate the holidays. As you begin your holiday shopping and event planning, I encourage you to buy gifts and supplies within your community which support the diversity and quality of Ohio’s locally made and grown products. When you buy [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Resident shares Black Friday story

That annual shopping frenzy called “Black Friday” is now history; a day shop-holics celebrate but for my family it brings flashbacks of shock, sickness,and suffering. Black Friday, 2006 was the day that our 2-year-old granddaughter named Rebecca was diagnosed with ALL – acute lymphoma-leukemia. While remembrance ribbons now recognize different kinds of cancer, we don’t [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
Remembering Mrs. Brady

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It was unusual. For many years I have cooked a turkey. This year I spent the holiday having dinner at a Chinese restaurant with my youngest son and his girlfriend. It wasn’t bad. They even had a turkey. It was dry, but edible. Another holiday in the books. [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
Where did clotheslines go?

I displayed a photo of one of my mom’s quilts draped over her clothes line on my Facebook page recently. A man commented on the picture and added that we don’t see clotheslines much anymore. You know I hadn’t really given it much thought but he was right. After thinking a while I realized I [ Read More ]

JOHN BECKER
Ohio ABLE Act creates resource for individuals with disabilities

As your state representative, it is my job to represent the voices of each individual in my district. It is vitally important to speak for the disabled and make sure their needs are addressed at the Ohio Statehouse. My priority remains giving every person an equal opportunity to succeed—especially those with special needs. In December [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
We like to give thanks

From my earliest memories forward, my family and now my children and their families take the forth Thursday in November and set it aside to gather and, along with good foods and company, we gave and still give thanks for the year nearing its end. We were always thankful back then for the year with [ Read More ]

JOE BECKER Bringing Ohio voter registration online

It is my goal as your state representative to continue to better Ohio for our community whether that is by saving money, creating more efficient methods or making necessary changes to current processes to ensure Ohio is moving forward. Senate Bill 63, which will allow citizens to register to vote online, achieves this goal, and [ Read More ]


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