Opinion Archive

LEE HAMILTON
Beyond transparency, we need accountability

Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of the time I wasn’t after anything dramatic — I just wanted to understand who was responsible for certain decisions. Want to know how often I got a straight answer? Almost never. It was easily one [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Cake’ tells a good story

Take a deep breath. And blow. Blow for all you’re worth. Blow til your lungs are empty, your stomach’s concave, your face is blue. You’ve got a lot of candles to extinguish – one for each year you’ve been on Earth, to be exact, and in “Cake: A Slice of History” by Alysa Levene, you’ll [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Protecting Ohio students from for-profit college scams

Imagine working for months or years toward a college degree — investing hours in late-night study sessions and tens of thousands of dollars in loans, all in the hopes that your diploma will open new doors and improve your job prospects. Now imagine that just weeks before you were scheduled to graduate, your school lost [ Read More ]

The Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
The truth about heartworms

Heartworm Disease is becoming increasingly more common in this area. The heartworm lives in the right side of the heart, and in the nearby large blood vessels. The female worms produce large numbers of immature heartworms, which circulate in the blood. These young worms, called microfilaria, are ingested by a mosquito when it bites an [ Read More ]

KATHY PFEIFER
Weekend Walker: Little Miami Scenic River Trail

The Little Miami Scenic River Trail in Milford is a stop along the 50 mile Little Miami State Park, a corridor park that runs from just south of Milford to just south of Xenia, OH. It may not be a nature walk through the woods, but the experience is active and scenic, making it a [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Vocational Restrictions

Sherwood Lacroix was injured on Sept. 7, 2003, while working for GMRI, Inc., a company that owns several restaurant chains. Lacroix did a bit of everything at his job – he worked as a dishwasher, a baker and he performed maintenance for the company. He was only 26 years old when his injury occurred. After [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
We got live entertainment

As I have said my dad not only cared for his farm but he share cropped many of the farms near us. Each place was unique and a place of curious interest for me to study. However there was one farm that topped any and all the farms I ever farmed or that Dad ever [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
The dreaded customer service menu tree should be illegal

Does anyone else hate customer service menu trees? Recently, after trying to use my credit card, it was declined. I knew this wasn’t correct because I didn’t have a balance. I told the employee behind the desk there was a mistake. I got the standard “Sure, that’s what they all say” response. Feeling embarrassed, I [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Novel will have more meaning to Boomers

Things can change in an instant. It only takes a minute to catch a mistake, a blink for disaster to occur, a heartbeat to alter history. When it’s over, you wonder how things happened so fast: a second, two shakes of a lamb’s tail or, as in the new book by Howard Means, just “67 [ Read More ]

KATHY PFEIFFER
Weekend Walker: Shor Park

Don’t let the plain appearance of Shor Park fool you, there is a lot of nature going on there. Located at 4659 Tealtown Rd., Milford, OH, it is easy to miss the entrance driving by. There is a sign marking the park, and a nicely paved parking lot, but little else to draw one’s attention [ Read More ]


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