Opinion Archive

We did look special

In the mid-1960s, I was in my junior and senior years of high school. I was at my peak of all that being a teenager had to offer me. However, after the redbuds and dogwoods had passed blooming and warmer days and mild evenings arrived, all the attention at the school turned toward the social [ Read More ]

Women’s history month

Originating from a one week celebration in 1978, Women’s History Month has been celebrated since 1987 as a time to recognize women’s significant contributions to the fabric of our nation. Even with the vast progress that has been made in securing equal rights and opportunity for women, there is still work to be done. On [ Read More ]

Weekend Walk: Pattison Park

Pattison Park is a popular place for weddings and social events, but many people don’t know that it also has some of the best nature trails in the area. Located at 2228 U.S. Hwy 50, Batavia, OH, it is easy to access with the parking lot right off the road. The park extends to both [ Read More ]

A grandparent’s love never dies

My wife and I always look forward to seeing our two-year-old grandson learn new words and new tasks. Recently, he learned how to do a fist bump, which has become his new way of greeting us. He also calls me “papa,” which is what I called my grandfather. My time with my grandson brings back [ Read More ]

Before you reject the system, understand it

If there’s a theme that sets this political season apart, it’s the voters’ utter disdain for most of the people who practice politics. They’re fed up with politicians, they’ve lost faith and confidence in the political elite and they don’t believe that the realm where politicians ply their craft – government – works. The two [ Read More ]

Easter Sunday began before dawn

From my earliest recollections, going to church was an event we did every Sunday. It was just automatic. I guess it was for almost the entire community. But twice a year there was a Sunday that stood out as the happenings of the year: Christmas and Easter. We all know these two events were to [ Read More ]

Penalty enhancement

In 1992, while he was still a minor, Jason T. Bode was adjudicated delinquent – the adult court equivalent of being found guilty – for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (“OVI”). At that time, he was uncounseled, meaning he was not represented by an attorney. Later, as an adult, Bode was convicted four times [ Read More ]

Closing corporate tax loopholes

Everyone knows that before you leave a restaurant you have to settle your bill — corporations shouldn’t get to play by different rules. But that’s exactly what is happening for too many American companies. There is perhaps no area of the tax code that is as broken as our international corporate tax system. American corporations [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker
Union Veteran’s Memorial Park

By Kathy Pfeifer Union Township Veteran’s Memorial Park, aka The Helicopter Park, is conveniently located at 906 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45245, one of the busiest intersections in the Eastgate area, making it an easy place to stop for a quick walk, but not necessarily a nature walk. We were pleasantly surprised, however, as we [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Mrs. Houdini’ is irresistible

The day you met your beloved, it was magical. Think about it: billions of people in the world, and the two of you – random strangers – found one another and fell in love. What are the odds? And now you’re a pair, a couple, a team and, as in the new novel, “Mrs. Houdini” [ Read More ]

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