Opinion Archive

Marc Hoover:
Ohio’s unsolved homicides

I enjoy watching forensic science programs that demonstrate techniques used by law enforcement to catch killers. Supposedly it’s impossible to commit the perfect crime. I believe this to be true. Just because a case is unsolved doesn’t mean there isn’t a suspect. Often, police departments have suspects, but lack enough physical evidence to prosecute. Law [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
How we defined entertainment

As we all are aware of in this day and age, kids get entertained very much by the electronics we now have at our reach. It is truly amazing what technology has created and it seems unlimited as to just what can be created. I know I will never be surprised, maybe befuddled. I have [ Read More ]

Law You:
Ohio’s Constitution gives municipalities ‘home rule’ self-government authority

Q: What exactly does “home rule” mean for Ohio’s municipalities? A: “Home rule” power is special authority granted to municipalities (such as cities and villages) through Article XVIII of Ohio’s Constitution. It allows municipalities to create laws and take action for which the Ohio Revised Code does not specifically give authority. Home rule essentially gives [ Read More ]

Tiffany White:
New Year’s Evolution

Every January gyms are packed full of people starting on their New Year’s resolution of losing the extra fifteen pounds they gained the year before, but by February and March people start to abandon their resolutions and gyms die down. Most of the population set goals that are not easily obtainable and often times, with [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Can the 2017 Reds escape the basement?

With spring’s arrival, every professional baseball team has eternal hope. Even Cincinnati Reds fans. So what will our Reds do in 2017? So far, they haven’t made much of a splash in acquiring any key components. The latest news is that they sent fan-favorite Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves for two no-name pitchers. The [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
To reach the heights

As winter neared its end and spring neared its beginning I as a child would begin thinking of all the great things one can do outdoors. To me one of the very first things I wanted to do was fly a kite. When I would think about it the thought of running and launching a [ Read More ]

Lee Hamilton:
The threats to our nation’s representative democracy

With so much turmoil in Washington and around the country these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the crises of the moment. These are, indeed, worth our attention — but so are longer-running developments that threaten the health of our representative democracy. I want to lay them out in one place, so that [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Fairness in the livestock industry

USDA took an important step last month to bring more fairness to the livestock industry. The impact of three introduced “Farmer Fair Practice Rules” will be significant across the nation, creating much-needed protections for farmers. Much of the livestock industry is vertically integrated; meat processors enter into contract agreements with farmers to grow livestock. The [ Read More ]

Melinda Myers
Learn how to grow a bountiful, easy vegetable garden this season

Spend less time and money while growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy care, high yielding vegetables. A productive garden starts with a plan, but choosing the best vegetables to grow and where to plant them can be overwhelming. You [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Terri Schlichenmeyer
Jump on this pet friendly book to knock off of your bucket list

You always wanted to jump from an airplane. It’s something you dreamed about doing, just as you’ve always dreamed of walking the Appalachian Trail, seeing the Great Pyramids, and visiting China. So will you take the leap and fulfill your lifelong wishes someday or, as in “Boomer’s Bucket List” by Sue Pethick, will time and [ Read More ]


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