Opinion Archive

SHERROD BROWN
Ohioans shouldn’t be left in the dark on trade deals

NAFTA. CAFTA. Trade relations with China. Ohioans have seen first-hand what so-called free trade agreements have done to our state and our economy. Bad deals have closed factories, torn apart families, and devastated communities. Americans have every right to be skeptical of new trade deals, particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the largest trade deal [ Read More ]

Zoned Out report discusses zoning standards and wind

By Lu Nelsen, lucasn@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Over the past few years we have seen tremendous growth in the efficiency, effectiveness, and use of wind power. In our report Zoned Out, we analyzed different approaches to zoning commercial wind energy systems. The report (http://www.cfra.org/zoned-out-wind-energy-analysis) also broke down the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Judge This’ helps you better understand why sometimes you should judge a book by its cover

By Terri Schlichenmeyer How will you be seen? That’s a big concern for you on many days: will your mode of dress impress or are you feeling frumpy? Can a strong handshake overcome onions for lunch? There are, of course, no second chances at a first impression, and in “Judge This” by Chip Kidd, you’ll [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Cat scratch fever can infect you or your cat

By Dr. Dan Meakin Ted Nugent made cat scratch fever (actually called cat scratch disease) nearly a household name with his song in the late seventies, but most people still know little about this infection other than it involves a fever spread by cat scratches. In fact, it involves infection by a bacterium called Bartonella henselae, which [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I did not see a section called letters to the editor and am not sure if you invite public commentary but the following letter describes my feeling on the heron problem you have written about in the past. The two involved in the burglary of my home and are now guests of the [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Protecting Ohio’s drinking water

Around this time last year, 500,000 Ohioans in the Toledo area were forced to go without safe drinking water. They were warned they couldn’t drink the tap water in their own homes. This is something no family should have to go through, and that should not be happening in our state. Cities and towns across [ Read More ]

LEE HAMILTON
Where the presidency is headed

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying. The presidency inherited by whoever wins next November will be substantially changed from the position [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Combat-Ready Kitchen’ tackles where our food comes from

You are hungry. It’s been a long time since you’ve eaten and you’re ready to recruit the family, march to the oven, draft a couple recipes, and attack your plate. And whatever it is you’ll chow on, you can bet the U.S. Military had a hand in it, as you’ll learn in “Combat-Ready Kitchen” by [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Keeping your pet well all year long

Possibly the best and easiest way to keep your pet healthy is through prevention and routine wellness checks. Here at All Creatures Animal Hospital we have developed a wellness program perfect for all cats and dogs and all budgets. But what exactly is a ‘Wellness Program’ and how will it benefit you and your pet?    [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Violating workplace policy

Can a criminal defendant be convicted of attempted felony murder when no death resulted from the attempt? That was the question posed to us – the Ohio Supreme Court – in a case involving a man named Bobby D. Nolan. After a jury trial, Nolan was found guilty of several charges, including felonious assault, possessing [ Read More ]


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