Opinion Archive

Put some ‘skin in the game’ and ROI will follow

By Gregory Sojka Recently I attended an event at Milacron which featured Governor Kasich and I was pleased that both Milacron representatives and the governor cited the machinists apprentice program between Milacron and UC Clermont College as the ideal collaborative model for training manufacturing professionals with job-ready skills. “Skin in the game” is a term [ Read More ]

This is the time for fiscal responsibility

By Rob Portman These days, Washington lurches from crisis to crisis, causing damage to the American economy and uncertainty for Ohio businesses and families struggling to get back on their feet during the weakest economic recovery since the 1940s. Washington is not getting its work done – over the past four years, the White House [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
It’s hard not to cheer when reading ‘Drama High’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Sometimes, you just don’t feel like yourself. Lately, for instance, you’ve been acting differently and people have noticed. You wear outfits you wouldn’t normally wear and you say the oddest things. It’s almost like you’re possessed by another person. Such is the life of an actor in a play: to do it [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Keeping your pet well this fall

By Dr. Dan Meakin Many of our clients have been asking us recently if we offer wellness plans.  We listened to your request, and have developed a very unique, All Creatures wellness program perfect for your pet and your budget.  Some of the details are below, and much more will be on our website and [ Read More ]

Exciting adventures at our old Kentucky home

By George Brown We moved to the little house on the hill in Foster, Kentucky in the fall of 1980. As houses go, it was not spectacular in design, but possessed a charm worthy of its history and a picturesque view of the Ohio River to be coveted by the owners of far more luxurious [ Read More ]

Enrollment set to begin for insurance marketplace

By Sherrod Brown In less than two weeks, enrollment begins for the health law’s new insurance marketplace, allowing almost one million Ohioans to become eligible for financial assistance to purchase quality, affordable health insurance. Starting October 1, Ohioans without insurance, or those who would like to change their insurance plans, can shop for health insurance [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Dare to Look’ is a book everyone will enjoy

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You’ve always loved dogs. You love playing with them, throwing sticks for them to retrieve, wrestling with them on the floor. You love their soft fur and their goofy grins and there’s nothing better than snuggling with a dog on a cold night. Yep, it’s great that you love dogs because you’ll [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
Touring the fantastic Columbus gardens

By Steve Boehme We spent a recent Saturday exploring a dozen private landscapes in and around Columbus, recharging our creative batteries with lots of fresh landscape ideas. A varied assortment of projects, by some of the best landscapers in Columbus, opened to the public as the Columbus Landscape Association hosted its annual Outdoor Living and [ Read More ]

I do feel the energy, the perfect energy of our love

By George Brown In case you missed it, last week’s column was about a coyote running off with my backpack when I was hiking near Sedona, Arizona. It was a scary experience, but, luckily, I survived to write about it. At the end of that column I mentioned there was more to the story, which [ Read More ]

Sherrod Brown
The five-year Lehman Brothers anniversary

By Sherrod Brown Five years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers put our economy on the brink of collapse and jeopardized the savings and pensions of millions of Americans. The Lehman Brothers collapse was significant for another reason as well. Because the federal government bailed out other financial institutions before and after Lehman’s failure, it [ Read More ]

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