Opinion Archive

Lee Hamilton:
The problem with having too much information

The job of being a citizen — and being a member of Congress — has gotten much harder of late. As sources of information proliferate and “news” not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort reality from fiction and insight from disinformation. This is a challenge for [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
The value of an NFL quarterback

What is the most overpaid and valuable position in professional sports? Simple, the NFL quarterback. Do you recognize these names? Scott Mitchell, Matt Cassel, Ryan Mallett, or Rob Johnson? If you don’t know these names, you aren’t missing anything. These guys are NFL quarterbacks who cashed in on a few flashes of quarterback ability. Mitchell [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Me and my shadow

I think from the time I was able to walk I had one desire that was so much greater than anything else I can recall. I felt this to be my treat, pleasure and obligation to carry out. For the majority of my childhood I was most always seen three steps behind my dad. You [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker:
Chilo Lock 34 Park

It’s a riverside walk, it’s a nature preserve, it’s a park, it’s an historical site, and it’s even got yurts! Chilo Lock 34 Park had much more than we expected, and we were delighted with our walk despite the cold temperature and windy conditions. Located at 521 County Park Road in Chilo, Ohio, it is [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Ohio’s unsolved homicides

I enjoy watching forensic science programs that demonstrate techniques used by law enforcement to catch killers. Supposedly it’s impossible to commit the perfect crime. I believe this to be true. Just because a case is unsolved doesn’t mean there isn’t a suspect. Often, police departments have suspects, but lack enough physical evidence to prosecute. Law [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
How we defined entertainment

As we all are aware of in this day and age, kids get entertained very much by the electronics we now have at our reach. It is truly amazing what technology has created and it seems unlimited as to just what can be created. I know I will never be surprised, maybe befuddled. I have [ Read More ]

Law You:
Ohio’s Constitution gives municipalities ‘home rule’ self-government authority

Q: What exactly does “home rule” mean for Ohio’s municipalities? A: “Home rule” power is special authority granted to municipalities (such as cities and villages) through Article XVIII of Ohio’s Constitution. It allows municipalities to create laws and take action for which the Ohio Revised Code does not specifically give authority. Home rule essentially gives [ Read More ]

Tiffany White:
New Year’s Evolution

Every January gyms are packed full of people starting on their New Year’s resolution of losing the extra fifteen pounds they gained the year before, but by February and March people start to abandon their resolutions and gyms die down. Most of the population set goals that are not easily obtainable and often times, with [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Can the 2017 Reds escape the basement?

With spring’s arrival, every professional baseball team has eternal hope. Even Cincinnati Reds fans. So what will our Reds do in 2017? So far, they haven’t made much of a splash in acquiring any key components. The latest news is that they sent fan-favorite Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves for two no-name pitchers. The [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
To reach the heights

As winter neared its end and spring neared its beginning I as a child would begin thinking of all the great things one can do outdoors. To me one of the very first things I wanted to do was fly a kite. When I would think about it the thought of running and launching a [ Read More ]

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