Opinion Archive

The Bookworm Sez
You don’t have to be a cat lover to enjoy ‘Bob’

There isn’t much on your Wish List this year. Like last year, there’s nothing you need. Clothes, maybe a sweater. Gewgaws for your hobbies, perhaps, or the start of a new project. Gift cards or money, both are nice, but you mostly want to be with the ones you love. And in the book “A [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Holiday safety guidelines for your pets

Be careful how you deck your halls! The holiday season is generally a time of family togetherness in which even our pets participate. One’s thoughts generally are far from thoughts of injury; however, one must be aware of some important seasonal hazards in order to insure a happy holiday season. RIBBONS & TINSEL These are [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Mistletoe’ really has a secret

You’ve got big plans this holiday season. If everything comes together, it’ll be the perfect Christmas with a little travelling, a package or two arriving on time, colorful wrap, big silky bows, and food. Lots of food. And in the new book “The Mistletoe Secret” by Richard Paul Evans, you’re going to work those plans [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker: Stagge-Marr Park

Changing weather keeps your walking experiences interesting and refreshing as the conditions on trails change.  The trails at Kathryn Stagge-Marr Park are just the place to experience the sensations of the seasons, as you are completely immersed in nature from beginning to end.  From leaf-covered trails to pine trees and dips and turns, this park was [ Read More ]

A haunted Christmas tale

Christmas is the highlight of December. It’s also the time of the year for Santa, Rudolph, Frosty and different versions of “A Christmas Carol.” But you may not be familiar with the deadliest train wreck in Ohio’s history. For those who follow Ohio history or its ghosts, the disaster is known as the Ashtabula Bridge [ Read More ]

The unwanted present

When I was four years old my cousin Jean had met a man she fell in love with, Fred Rosenbaum. He was from New York and was attending Wilmington College, where she also was attending. Their backgrounds were as different as night and day but they say opposites attract and I guess that is so [ Read More ]

Benefits of exercise for older adults

­­­­­­­­­We have all heard the many benefits of getting exercise – weight loss, a stronger immune system, lowering stress and reduced feelings of depression. These health effects are all well known. However, as we age, exercise has an even greater impact on our bodies. In adults, injuries take longer to heal and bones and muscles [ Read More ]

RFS standards help Ohioans

Commissioner Uible’s recent letter “Fixing the RFS Pothole” was full of myth and inaccuracies regarding the ethanol industry and the Renewable Fuel Standard. Uible claims ethanol is raising the price of corn for his livestock. If this was the case, why are corn prices in 2016 lower by nearly 60 percent compared to 2012, at [ Read More ]

Great Oaks grads are all around us

I sat in I-275 traffic on my way to work. This wasn’t a new occurrence…this is a busy stretch of highway. But for some reason this morning I looked at my fellow motorists with a new appreciation. First of all, lots of rush hour traffic means that people are working. They are heading to jobs, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Fans of oddities will enjoy Milton’s book

Was your old high school history teacher wrong? You can’t imagine so; she taught you all about World Wars I and II, America ‘s past, and British history. But could you have missed something? What don’t you know? Was your high school history teacher wrong or, as in “When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed [ Read More ]

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