Opinion Archive

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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. Pets, unlike most humans, are masters at hiding signs of illness [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The EPA’s Clean Power plan oversteps federal authority

By Terry Jarrett The quest for cleaner energy is one of the great challenges of the 21stCentury, and has fueled many “green” initiatives in recent years. But something troubling is coming down the pike now that the Obama Administration has announced its new “Clean Power Plan” (CPP). In a full-speed-ahead quest to lower carbon dioxide [ Read More ]

MARK CALITRI
Who stole Wonder Woman and who stole Evel Knievel?

Did you grow up in a time with great role models and heroes? A time when people and TV shows portrayed solid values and exemplified reaching higher levels and going farther than we dreamed possible. Did you grow up with Wonder Women and Evil Knievel, heroes who fought for truth, justice, and the American way? [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Health Insurance open enrollment

Since 2013, more than 800,000 Ohioans have obtained insurance coverage through the health law – many for the first time. And starting on Sunday, November 1st, you can enroll in a new plan or change your coverage on the health exchange. It is clear that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working. Because of the [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
He always had my vote

There have been many changes in the years passed since the 50s and 60s. One such area would be in the approach to politics. Nobody please get in an uproar as I’m not headed toward preaching. But when I was a boy living in Washington Township which was a very rural area and at that [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Nine Lives’ is convoluted, but deliciously creepy

“Aha! There you are!” How many times have you said that in your lifetime? A dozen times playing hide-and-seek; a hundred times looking for lost possessions; weekly, when living with someone who’s mobile and active. There you are! The search is complete unless, as in the new mystery, “Nine Lives” by Wendy Corsi Staub, the [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
The Marshall Brothers Part 4: HALLOWEEN!

As I have said in past writings I grew up on a farm in a very rural area just a few miles removed from the Ohio River. I enjoyed farm life and living in the country and all that went with it. I accepted that our neighbors, however nice lived at distanced spacing’s. But when [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Judicial votes count

Dear Editor: With less than two weeks left before Election Day, I want to remind Ohioans of a new resource to help them with their choice for judge. JudicialVotesCount.org is a nonpartisan website that features biographies of the municipal court candidates running for judge and all the judicial races on the ballot statewide. Knowing that [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Celebrate Medicare’s 50th anniversary by taking action during open enrollment

Dear Editor: Earlier this year, Medicare celebrated its 50th anniversary. For half a century, older Americans and other beneficiaries have set out each fall to choose their Medicare coverage for the year ahead. Nearly 138,000 people here in the Cincinnati area are part of this annual rite of passage for Medicare beneficiaries. Over the summer, [ Read More ]

JOE UECKER
Tips to ensure a safe and memorable Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-treat is a fun time for kids to get outdoors, enjoy some tasty treats and wear spooky costumes alongside their friends and family. As families take to the streets for an evening of tricking and treating, it is important to take extra precautions to ensure a safe, exciting and memorable occasion. The earlier sunset this [ Read More ]


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