Opinion Archive

Rick Houser:
I felt safe in the valley

When taking a look back at the years gone by and the different stages we have gone through I kind of stop and look at different parts of my life. Of course, my early years and most of the years it took to obtain adulthood seem to circle around the family farm and the neighborhood [ Read More ]

Join us in the battle against invasive plants, pests and diseases

As the weather turns warmer and the sun shines brighter, the trees, flowers and plants all over Ohio begin to bloom. Spring is a beautiful time of year in our state and it’s a time to appreciate what’s around us, and understand our role in protecting it. April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness [ Read More ]

County Sheriff:
Owensville annexation cause for concern

The Village of Owensville has proposed annexing part of Stonelick Township. As Sheriff, I feel the need to point out how police service to the citizens and the schools in the proposed annexation area will be affected if this annexation to the Village of Owensville occurs. Presently, the Sheriff is responsible for all calls for [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Milford lawsuit cost city $86,000, and is an unnecessary ‘black eye’

The one and only thing that I can agree with Ms. Richardson on is that the development of the Milford Main property was hotly contested. The school building had been there since around 1912, and generations of Milford and Miami Township children (including three of my own) had gone there for all or a portion [ Read More ]

Lee Hamilton:
We need to safeguard the ‘public’ in public office

For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to report that it’s getting rather full. This is not a good thing. Public officials should feel strongly obliged to do their business in an open and upfront manner. When you hold [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Where the boys were

From in my teens until I married I knew for certain that if I headed to Felicity there was one place that was for certain I would stop at. That was “Old Man Adams’ pool hall.” Yes the pool hall was the place where all the guys would come to. Maybe only for a sandwich [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
United Airlines behaving badly

The success of every company can be estimated based on how they treat its customers. If a company treats its customers with appreciation and respect, they can expect success. Of course this excludes external factors like economics and a host of other unforeseen events. Unfortunately, United Airlines has just shown the world how not to [ Read More ]

Protesters send a letter to Speaker Rosenberger on gerrymandering

On Saturday April 15, Juliet Zavon and Marcia Oganowski (not paid protesters) circulated a letter to Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, and asked attendees at the Tax Rally event, if they would like to sign their name to the letter. In the two-three hours the letter circulators gathered 481 signatures from people at that event alone. Other [ Read More ]

Mike Arnold:
This is the ‘best time of the year’ to catch that big fish

Howdy Everyone! Spring is in the air and fishing season is almost here. This is the best time of year to catch that big fish. All fish move shallow to spawn. For blue gill use wax worms and redworms, for crappie use waxworms, jips, and grubs, and for strippers use chickenliver and crankbaits. For catfish, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Terri Schlichenmeyer
Book is like ‘warm cookies’ and ‘fleecy jammies’

No matter how old you are, you never get tired of hearing your birth story. It’s a story of anticipation that’s different from every other on the planet. You’re at the center of it, though not quite. It’s a story you can never tell first-hand and, as in “Once in a Blue Moon Lodge” by [ Read More ]

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