Opinion Archive

Melinda Myers
Learn how to grow a bountiful, easy vegetable garden this season

Spend less time and money while growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy care, high yielding vegetables. A productive garden starts with a plan, but choosing the best vegetables to grow and where to plant them can be overwhelming. You [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Terri Schlichenmeyer
Jump on this pet friendly book to knock off of your bucket list

You always wanted to jump from an airplane. It’s something you dreamed about doing, just as you’ve always dreamed of walking the Appalachian Trail, seeing the Great Pyramids, and visiting China. So will you take the leap and fulfill your lifelong wishes someday or, as in “Boomer’s Bucket List” by Sue Pethick, will time and [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor
Portman selling out schools, environment with Trump picks

I would like to voice a concern I have with our Senator, Rob Portman. Senator Portman voted to confirm Mrs. DeVos, selling out our Ohio schools. He has stated he will vote for Mr. Pruitt, thereby selling out Ohio’s environment. To make matters worse, if it can get any worse: He is planning to confirm Mr. Sessions. A [ Read More ]

Brett Milam
Healthy food doesn’t have to be a chore to eat

I’ve found the surest way to garner wayward glances is when completing my Chipotle order: “Burrito to go, with white rice, black beans and no meat, please.” No meat? No protein? It’s as if the glances tell me, “You will most certainly collapse before reaching the cash register.” About a year ago, I would have [ Read More ]

Rob Portman:
Helping Habitat for Humanity

I’m a strong supporter of the work that Habitat for Humanity and their 55 affiliates do across Ohio. Habitat provides about 5,000 homeownership opportunities to low-income American families every year, and, in total, have built about 4,000 homes in Ohio. I’ve volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for a long time now. Every year on my [ Read More ]

Rick House:
Our education on wheels

As I neared my first day of going to school I was of course very excited about being in the first grade. Since my sister Peg and Brother Ben both were students at Moscow I of course wanted to become a student just like them. But before getting to school there was an adventure that [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Value of family and friendship

My parents have shared countless hours of wisdom with me. As teenagers, my brothers and I often ignored our parents since we thought we already knew everything. In reality, we knew nothing. It wasn’t until I became a parent and grandparent before I realized that whenever I visit my parents, they are still the smartest [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Terri Schlichenmeyer:
Time flies when you read this scientific book investigating time

Your last vacation was really fun. Those seven days felt like ten minutes. And then you were back to work, where ten minutes can seem like seven days. Why is that?  How come enjoyable things whiz by fast and why do you wake up seconds before the alarm goes off? Read “Why Time Flies” by [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker
Kathleen Pfeiffer
New Richmond riverside

If you’re looking for a change of scenery for a weekend walk, the riverside walk in New Richmond, OH, makes for a fun and easy change of pace. Even a cold and dreary day can be brightened by a brisk walk on the paved stretch along Front Street as you look out over the wide [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
The immigration dilemna

President Donald Trump has caught much flack for his position against immigration. While he wants to address the issue, the previous administration wasn’t so adamant about addressing it. I have heard many opinions on immigration. While out shopping yesterday, I overhead a gentleman discussing immigration with his family. He referred to the Statue of Liberty [ Read More ]


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