Opinion Archive

The Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
The truth about heartworms

Heartworm Disease is becoming increasingly more common in this area. The heartworm lives in the right side of the heart, and in the nearby large blood vessels. The female worms produce large numbers of immature heartworms, which circulate in the blood. These young worms, called microfilaria, are ingested by a mosquito when it bites an [ Read More ]

KATHY PFEIFER
Weekend Walker: Little Miami Scenic River Trail

The Little Miami Scenic River Trail in Milford is a stop along the 50 mile Little Miami State Park, a corridor park that runs from just south of Milford to just south of Xenia, OH. It may not be a nature walk through the woods, but the experience is active and scenic, making it a [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Vocational Restrictions

Sherwood Lacroix was injured on Sept. 7, 2003, while working for GMRI, Inc., a company that owns several restaurant chains. Lacroix did a bit of everything at his job – he worked as a dishwasher, a baker and he performed maintenance for the company. He was only 26 years old when his injury occurred. After [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
We got live entertainment

As I have said my dad not only cared for his farm but he share cropped many of the farms near us. Each place was unique and a place of curious interest for me to study. However there was one farm that topped any and all the farms I ever farmed or that Dad ever [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
The dreaded customer service menu tree should be illegal

Does anyone else hate customer service menu trees? Recently, after trying to use my credit card, it was declined. I knew this wasn’t correct because I didn’t have a balance. I told the employee behind the desk there was a mistake. I got the standard “Sure, that’s what they all say” response. Feeling embarrassed, I [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Novel will have more meaning to Boomers

Things can change in an instant. It only takes a minute to catch a mistake, a blink for disaster to occur, a heartbeat to alter history. When it’s over, you wonder how things happened so fast: a second, two shakes of a lamb’s tail or, as in the new book by Howard Means, just “67 [ Read More ]

KATHY PFEIFFER
Weekend Walker: Shor Park

Don’t let the plain appearance of Shor Park fool you, there is a lot of nature going on there. Located at 4659 Tealtown Rd., Milford, OH, it is easy to miss the entrance driving by. There is a sign marking the park, and a nicely paved parking lot, but little else to draw one’s attention [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
Are lawsuits necessary to determine which public restrooms we should use?

I am beginning to wonder if North Carolina has gone crazy. Last February, Charlotte, North Carolina passed an ordinance allowing LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people to use the public restroom that matched their gender. During a special session a month later, North Carolina’s General Assembly passed House Bill 2 (HB2), which North Carolina [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
We even took the short cut

I have given the location of Fruit Ridge Road and approximately where our farm was located on this road. Our place sat about 3 miles from the Corporation limits of Moscow located on the Ohio River just below State Route 52. When we are riding in a car time and distance can feel so much [ Read More ]

LEE HAMILTON
There’s too much secrecy in government

We have a secrecy problem. This may seem odd to say during an era in which the most intimate details of individuals’ lives are on display. Yet government is moving behind closed doors, and this is definitely the wrong direction. In fact, I’m dismayed by how often public officials fight not to do the public’s [ Read More ]


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