Opinion Archive

PAUL PFEIFER
Ohio Supreme Court hears case dealing with military retirement benefits

By Paul Pfeifer Do unvested military retirement benefits count as assets to be considered in a divorce? That’s the question that came before us – the Ohio Supreme Court – in the divorce case of Christen and Sean Daniel. Christen and Sean were married in 1995. They had three children, who were aged 13, 11, [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
It’s a fine little $5000 table

By George Brown “George, can you help me carry this in?” Yvonne was calling to me from the garage, as she often does when she returns from shopping at the Peppermint Pig. The “Pig”, as I refer to it, is but one of the dozen or so thrift stores Yvonne regularly visits within a 50 [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Honoring the noble service of Ohio’s Veterans

By Sherrod Brown On Veterans Day, we pause to remember those who have fought to preserve the rights we hold dear. This year marks the 60th observance of Veterans Day and the 95th anniversary of Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of the First World War. While the heroes of World War I are no [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
The Truth about Bloodwork

By Dr. Dan Meakin Have you ever wondered why your veterinarian recommends bloodwork on your pet if they aren’t showing signs of illness? This article is designed to demystify that recommendation and help you better understand how important lab work is to our cherished pets and family members. Pets, unlike ailing humans, are masters at hiding [ Read More ]

JOHN BECKER
The problem with drugs is impacting Ohio’s communities

By John Becker Over the last few years, the Ohio legislature has been focused on jobs and the economy, thus allowing for Ohio to improve its unemployment numbers and to encourage business growth. We are in a better spot than we were four years ago, and we are getting better day by day. Recently, however, [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Ohio Supreme Court hears case dealing with attorney fees

By Paul Pfeifer On July 20, 2011, Emilie DiFranco sent a public-records request by e-mail to the city of South Euclid in care of Keith Benjamin – the clerk of the city council. On July 25, Benjamin responded, indicating that he had received the request and had forwarded it to the director of finance for [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Bubba Brown’s Lone Star tick

By George Brown All my life I’ve seldom dreamed, which hardly mattered because I would always forget the details before my feet hit the floor. But recently I’ve been dreaming more and, amazingly, remembering the dreams past my feet hitting the floor. Interestingly, these recent dreams are enjoyable recollections of childhood. The story I’m about [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Protecting the right to vote in Ohio

By Sherrod Brown Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – landmark legislation that helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans. Unfortunately, in Ohio and across the United States, new voter suppression efforts have sprung up, threatening to disenfranchise millions of voters. Protecting the right to [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Boomers, Gen X’ers should read ‘Unretirement’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer For much of your employed life, you dreamed about not having to work. Retirement would be great. It would stretch out for years, a horizon with no alarm clock and no deadlines. What will you do with it? Chances are, says author Chris Farrell, believe it or not, you’ll go to work. [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Ohio is leading the way to American Energy independence

By Rob Portman Last month, I organized an energy jobs fair in Belmont County, joining Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to help connect over thirty companies with people from all over Eastern Ohio. People came because they were interested in being part of our state’s booming energy industry. That industry has [ Read More ]


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