Opinion Archive

PAUL PFEIFER
Possession of crack cocaine

By Paul Pfeifer In 2011, the Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 86, which amended the existing law relative to the possession of crack cocaine. The amended law took effect Sept. 30, 2011. A little more than a year earlier – on July 16, 2010 – Amber Limoli was stopped for jaywalking by Officer Brandon Harmon [ Read More ]

Does anybody really know (or care) what time it is?

By George Brown When I was young, very young, time did not exist. Life was not about being here or being there at a certain time. It was about having my biological and emotional needs met. Feed me. Hold me. Nurture me with food, hugs, and soft diapers. I slept when I wanted to sleep, [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Improving water quality in Clermont County

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $600,000 in new federal funds to improve water quality in Clermont County. The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – which Brown helped establish in the 2014 Farm Bill. “EQIP draws on farmers and producers’ local knowledge and networks in [ Read More ]

How to protect your pets from coyotes

By Carol Cartaino “Yip, yip, yip, yieee!” We hear coyote howls in the dark somewhere nearby, and our heart races. Where is our pet right now, and is he or she safe? Since coyotes have made themselves at home now in every state except Hawaii, and every city, town, and county of every state, this [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Life After Football’ is a must read for all football fans

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your favorite player was out for most of the season. Last fall, he took a hit mid-pass and went down like a sack of rocks. They checked him over, took him off the field, and that was that. He hasn’t been back since. Every now and then, someone mentions him and you [ Read More ]

Are modern sommeliers educators?

By David White I was out past midnight one recent Wednesday, despite a meeting early the next morning. When I headed home, my route took me through Washington, D.C.’s popular 14th Street corridor, where a few bars and restaurants were still open. As I passed Doi Moi, a trendy Southeast Asian restaurant, I noticed that [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
The Landlord-Tenant Act

By Paul Pfeifer On June 15, 2007, 16-year-old Lauren Mann visited her friend Michelina Markiewicz at her apartment. Lauren entered the building around noon and left Michelina’s second-floor apartment about 11 p.m. Lauren had to walk down two sets of stairs. Although the lights weren’t working, she continued despite the darkness and successfully descended the [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Countdown to Doomsday

By George Brown If you’re thinking of flying somewhere this summer you might want to avoid scheduling a red-eye flight on the night of June 30. The reason? That’s the night a leap second will be added to international atomic clocks all around the world. The purpose is to keep our clocks, and presumably our [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Expanding health coverage for Ohioans

By Sherrod Brown Since its creation in 1965, Medicaid – a joint federal and state program – has provided low-cost health insurance to Ohio’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, physically disabled, and children. Beginning in 2014, the health law gave each state the opportunity to expand its Medicaid program to also cover working families and [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Girl on the Train’ a classic whodunit for mystery mavens

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Off the beaten tracks. That’s where the house is, the one that catches your fancy whenever you pass by. To your eye, it’s unique and whoever lives there must be interesting. They probably have tons of friends and fabulous lives – and in the new book “The Girl on the Train” by [ Read More ]


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