Opinion Archive

Stopping the spread of zika

You have probably heard that the Zika virus is spread by mosquitos. Public health officials say it is spreading rapidly, and the World Health Organization calls it “a threat of alarming proportions.” It took 60 years for Zika to make it out of Africa, where it originated, to Asia, but just another eight to reach [ Read More ]

Extra work should equal extra pay

Right now, American workers know they’re working more than ever before and for less pay. Since the 1970s, middle class wages have stagnated, while the number of hours spent on the job has gone up. The salary threshold to be eligible for overtime pay hasn’t even come close to keeping pace with inflation, and that [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Quiet Power’ empowers the introverts

Shhhhhhh. It seems that a lot of kids need to hear that, but “hush” is never something you need to be told twice. You’re naturally a kid who’s kinda quiet, one who rarely raises a hand in class or makes a fuss about anything. Sure, you do alright in school, but you’d just as soon [ Read More ]

Bearcats on right path for Big 12 bid

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor It’s been the dark cloud hovering over Clifton since before the American Athletic Conference introduced itself to the world back in 2013. As soon as Louisville and West Virginia announced their intent to bolt from the Big East, fans and friends of the University of Cincinnati’s athletic programs began to [ Read More ]

The case for limited government

It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as President — the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Over that time, hostility toward government seems only to have grown, led by politicians and embraced by millions of [ Read More ]

Remembering sacrifices

On Saturday, I participated in the Honor Ride, a cycling event to benefit wounded warriors held every Memorial Day weekend. I joined active duty service members, veterans, including some with serious injuries. The organizer is Ride 2 Recovery, a group that helps more than 10,000 wounded veterans get rehabilitation. It was an opportunity for me [ Read More ]

Controlling college costs

Holding roundtables across our state is one of the most important things I do in the Senate — it gives me a chance to meet with and hear the stories of Ohioans of all backgrounds, and to gather new ideas. One of the early ideas that came out of these roundtables was the Ohio College [ Read More ]

Down by the Ohio

I still like to think about all the visits to the Chilo and the Meldahl Dams and parks. Being a farm boy raised on rolling ridged lands and about as removed from the world of aquatics as one could be, going to these places was always fascinating for me and continues to be. As a [ Read More ]

Authorities still seek answers about the unsolved murder

On May 25, 2013, Bardstown, Kentucky Patrolman Jason Ellis had just completed his shift and was returning home. Before getting home, he approached some branches laying in the road. After clearing the branches, an unknown assailant shot and killed Ellis. Authorities called the homicide an ambush. They believe that someone had targeted Ellis by intentionally [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Intestinal parasites of dogs and cats

The major intestinal parasites of dogs and cats are hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Three of these can potential health hazards to people. Contrary to popular belief (old wives tales, etc.), dogs and cats do not get pinworms. Hookworms and roundworms both produce microscopic eggs that are passed in the pet’s stools. These eggs hatch [ Read More ]

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