Opinion Archive

Combating cell phone theft, and protecting Ohioans

By Sherrod Brown Last week in Dayton, I met 17 year-old Tyree Horn – a recent high school graduate and a recent victim of cell phone theft. Ohioans, like Tyree, should be able to focus on their lives — on school and work. They shouldn’t have to think twice about using their cell phone in their [ Read More ]

‘Free trade’ deal will only make the rich richer

By Paul Schwietering While the Washington press is distracted by the controversies over the State Department’s Benghazi “talking points” and whether or not the IRS should have asked any questions before granting “Tea Party” “social welfare” organizations tax-exempt status, the Obama administration is negotiating a “free trade” agreement which has the potential to lower the [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Outlaws’ about three who started a revolution and changed an institution

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The first time you heard that song, you were stunned. You wanted to turn around and hear it again. Was the singer following you around? Did the writer peek into your heart? Because every word, every note mirrored how you felt, the hurts lived, the struggles endured. To get that feeling, you [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow
Mosquito repellent plants – fact or fiction?

By Steve Boehme Now that we’re into the mosquito season and we’d like to enjoy family time outdoors, repelling mosquitoes is on all of our minds. None of us likes chemical-smelling mosquito repellents, so it’s appealing to think about plantings that repel mosquitoes. We often get requests for “Mosquito Plants”, hyped as having the ability [ Read More ]

Groundhog Day in May and other adventures at Pete’s farm

By George Brown “Ok George, hold him up by his hind legs then grab his front legs with the other hand and hold on tight while I castrate him.” I followed Pete’s instructions and watched as he wielded a razor blade and, with the skill of a surgeon, deftly neutered a squealing seven day old [ Read More ]

Ensuring college graduates leave with degrees, not debt

By Sherrod Brown Student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion. That’s more than credit card debt. That’s more than auto loans. In fact, student loan debt is only second to mortgage debt in this country. That’s unconscionable. Students and their families should not have to sign away their financial futures in order to get a [ Read More ]

Wall Street is writing its own regulations

By Paul Schwietering No institution in history is more susceptible to bribery, in the form of campaign contributions, than the U.S. Congress.  The level of corruption is analogous to what one would expect to find in a police department in Mexico, only the price of the bribes is higher. A perfect example emerges when one [ Read More ]

Remembering America’s many fallen heroes

By Rob Portman This Memorial Day, many of us will gather together with family and friends to usher in the unofficial start of summer. We will do so under a blanket of peace, security, and freedom. Those blessings are bought with a price. For some Americans, Memorial Day will begin with a visit to a [ Read More ]

Lady Lions’ Erdman picks Lindenwood-Belleville to continue running, school

By Chris Chaney Sun staff New Richmond cross country and track standout Emily Erdman signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Lindenwood University-Belleville in Belleville, Ill. “I’m really excited,” Erdman said. “Cross country has always been something that I love to do. I was a little unsure if [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
The Beatles Were Fab

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The other day, while playing outside, you spent ten minutes watching ants. Ants are very cool: they run all over, really fast, like they don’t know where they’re going. Some of them even carry things that seem heavy – if you’re an ant, that is. You like watching bugs, beetles, and butterflies, [ Read More ]

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