Opinion Archive

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘All the Wrong Places’ filled with melancholy and despair

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You should have gone to bed earlier last night. You shouldn’t have watched TV until so late. You should’ve turned it off, set your alarm and gone to bed on time. Just staying up one night shouldn’t make you so tired. You should know better. Shoulda, coulda, woulda, as they say – [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Remembering Valentines Days

By George Brown How much will U.S. lovers spend on their sweethearts for Valentine’s Day this year?” Would you believe $18.9 billion? A mere $703 million of this will be spent on doggy and kitty treats for our four-legged sweethearts. You can read about this and more in a report recently released by the National [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Biomedical research: creating jobs, saving lives

By Sherrod Brown Medical research not only creates jobs – it saves lives. But critical research – on cancer prevention, on new prescription drugs, and on cures for deadly diseases – is often left unfunded. In fact, nine out of 11 research grants go unfunded. The National Institutes of Health, or NIH, represents the cornerstone [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Court fight over injured baby

By Paul Pfeifer Earlier this year, we – the Supreme Court of Ohio- reviewed a child-endangering case that involved a man named Joseph Pepka. Pepka lived in an apartment in Eastlake, Ohio, with his girlfriend, Kaysie Perry, and her eight-month-old daughter, M.P. On the morning of March 3, 2007, Pepka gave M.P. a bath, but [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘A Spool of Blue Thread’ is a good family drama

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Cut from the same cloth. That’s what your grandma said about you and your siblings, but it couldn’t have been further from the truth: you were different as sun and rain. You came from the same set of parents, and that’s about all you had in common. Still, there are always things [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
I’m in love with a beautiful girl, that’s what’s the matter with me

By George Brown It was the fall of 1962. The place was Louie Canossa’s eleventh grade English class. I strode into the classroom cool and slow, looking like Steve Urkel but feeling like the Fonz, with my hair slicked back with a double dab of Brylcreem, and my cheeks emitting the alluring scent of Aqua [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Merged sentences

By Paul Pfeifer In 2009, a jury found David Washington guilty of several offenses, including a third-degree felony of failure to comply with a police officer and a fifth-degree felony of obstruction of official business. The charges stemmed from the day Washington and his brother attacked a woman in a mall parking lot in Lorain [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Expanding tax relief for working Ohioans

By Sherrod Brown In 2009, a jury found David Washington guilty of several offenses, including a third-degree felony of failure to comply with a police officer and a fifth-degree felony of obstruction of official business. The charges stemmed from the day Washington and his brother attacked a woman in a mall parking lot in Lorain [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘The Magician’s Lie’ offers a delightful dupe

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Abracadabra. Now you see it. Now you don’t because a good magician knows to hide his props behind his fingers, beneath her clothes, in his pockets. And yet we flock to see that sleight of hand, the illusions, the chance to be awe-struck, entertained, and fooled. Now you see it. Now you [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Feline dental disease should be a big concern for cat owners

By Dr. Dan Meakin Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in cats.  While cavities are the most common dental disease of humans, cats are more frequently affected by tartar buildup on the teeth.  Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately leading to exposure of [ Read More ]


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