Opinion Archive

Letter to the Editor:
Elected officials need to start holding government accountable

Dear Editor, In light of the recent volatility we have been seeing in our federal government, one has to ask where does accountability begin?  Time and over again, I have read articles from many governing officials on how they would like to hold our government more accountable to the Constitution, the laws of the country, and the due process in which [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Trump getting Obama’s derailments back on track

We, the average Jane and John Doe, may not know, or even begin to understand politics and government. What we do understand is that, we the working folks, pay a bunch of taxes! And yet Obama managed to increase our national debt by 86 percent! He managed to increase food stamp recipients by 10.7 Milson [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Time to take an accounting

Recently I got an e mail from a lady who I had graduated with at Felicity a few years ago. Here is where I must correct that statement. We had graduated 50 years ago this spring. When I heard that number it just didn’t and for a good while wouldn’t register with me. But as [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Who murdered Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969?

If you are into watching murder mysteries, then Netflix has the perfect one for you. After the “Making a Murderer” documentary, Netflix has a new series called ‘The Keepers.” The series is about the unsolved homicide of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a popular nun who taught English at Seton Keough High School in Baltimore, Maryland. On [ Read More ]

Rep. Green:
A look at Ohio’s State transportation budget

By State Representative Doug Green One of the most primary and necessary roles of the government is to fund our infrastructure—the vast system of roads, highways, and bridges that make up our country. The creation of these thoroughfares is at the discretion of the government for the public’s use, and therefore, it is the government’s [ Read More ]

Rep. Becker:
Graduation congratulations and advice

By State Representative John Becker As summer quickly approaches, students all across Ohio close one chapter of their lives and open another as they graduate from high school and college. Graduation is an important moment in every young adult’s life, but it is but a moment. As each and every student walks across the stage [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
‘The Broken Road’ paves path for new fans

The road is a long one. Like most, it’s rarely smooth and straight. Signs warn of curves and detours ahead, rough terrain, and rest stops for the weary; there are potholes, and jagged asphalt. And in “The Broken Road ” by Richard Paul Evans, there are many side roads to be explored. The man in [ Read More ]

This Memorial Day, we pause to remember why it was started

When Memorial Day was first observed, it was not a day that officially started the summer season. It was not a day filled with gigantic advertised sales for kitchen appliances or car sales. It was not a day to grill hot dogs or hamburgers outside for picnics for the neighbors. Memorial Day was first observed [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Representative Doug Green helped public child services

To the Editor: On behalf of children and families served by Ohio’s child protection system, Public Children Services Association of Ohio sincerely thanks Rep. Doug Green of the 66th District for voting earlier this month to provide an additional $15 million per year for children services as part of the 2018-19 budget. Working with House [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Could Gabriel Taye’s suicide possibly have been prevented?

A disturbing video came to light recently about Gabriel Taye, a bullied 8-year-old who committed suicide. On January 24, 2017, video footage at Carson Elementary in Cincinnati, Ohio showed another student assaulting Taye and then leaving him motionless in the school’s restroom. While Taye was unconscious, the video showed several other students walking by without [ Read More ]

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