Opinion Archive

Standing up for women

Women in Ohio – and throughout the United States – deserve leaders who are willing to fight for them. Yet, a vital law that protects women has expired. Domestic violence affects women, families, and communities in major cities, small towns, and rural communities in our state. More than 70,000 Ohioans made domestic dispute calls in [ Read More ]

Health care law: nothing to celebrate

Two years ago this week, President Obama signed his health care bill into law with the promises that more federal mandates, rules and regulations would lower costs, and that Americans happy with their current health insurance would be able to keep that coverage. Unfortunately, these promises have not been kept. The health care bill is [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Kids will find ‘Titanic: Voices from the Disaster’ mesmerizing

Imagine going on the cruise of a lifetime. It would be so exciting! Imagine – you’d have a whole ship to explore. You could swim and play games, watch dolphins in the ocean, snack all day and mess around without worrying your parents. Maybe you could even get a tour of the ship’s inner workings. [ Read More ]

Working to ease the pain at the gasoline pump for Ohioans

With the average price per gallon of gas in Ohio topping off at $3.85, small business owners and families are eager for economic relief. Daniel Jarvis, who owns his own independent trucking company in Ohio, recently joined me at a gas station in Northeast Ohio because he’s siphoning off more and more money to afford [ Read More ]

Disastrous experience in time becomes humorous

“Hand me that sash tool.” Red’s had quivered as he pointed a shaky finger toward the open backdoors of Woody’s panel truck. It was the first hour of my first day working as a painter for Woody Simmons and my deceptive ruse about my vast experience as a house painter was about to be exposed. [ Read More ]

Santorum wins in Newt’s backyard

Rick Santorum edged Newt Gingrich in closely contested primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, March 13. In Alabama, the results were 35 percent for Santorum, 29 percent for Gingrich, 29 percent for Willard “Mitt” Romney, and 5 percent for Ron Paul. In Mississippi, the results were 33 percent for Santorum, 31 percent for Gingrich, [ Read More ]

Tougher action on Iran is necessary

There’s a war going on around the world. It’s not a traditional war, but make no mistake about it: The Iranian regime is waging a covert war against us and our friends and allies. In the past decade, the Iranian regime has made clear its intent toward the United States of America and our allies. [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Prevention is the rule for your pets during heartworm season

Heartworms are blood parasites that are transmitted by mosquitoes in much the same way malaria is spread in people. The adult worms can be 10 to 14 inches long and live inside the heart and pulmonary arteries. They cause a restriction in blood flow leading to lung disease and congestive heart failure. Heartworm disease is [ Read More ]

Bookworm Sez
‘It’s Not About the Pom Poms’ is chummy with just enough gossip

The season might be over, but you really do have to raise your glass to all the great entertainment you got from this last football season. Salud to the quarterbacks. Yung sing to the kickers. Prosit to the coaches and managers. Santé to the owners – and to your fellow fans, skal. To your health. [ Read More ]

The key to having happy relationships with others

I watched a program on PBS the other night about a man who spent the last 30 years of his life in the Alaskan wilderness. He didn’t consider himself a hermit, but his friendships were limited to occasional summer visitors and the animals who became accustomed to his presence, as though he was one of [ Read More ]

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