Opinion Archive

MARC HOOVER
Keeping up with the grandkids

My grandson turned two last week. Lucky fella, his birthday is two weeks after Christmas. We had planned a special day for him. My wife and I wanted to make his day special. We set up our kitchen table with gifts and a birthday cake. Before celebrating his birthday, we took him to a local [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Laws on no-contact orders

In September 2012, a Summit County jury found David Anderson guilty of kidnapping and rape, both first degree felonies. The trial court imposed a mandatory prison term of ten years for the rape and a discretionary term of seven years for the kidnapping. The sentences were to be served consecutively. The trial court also ordered [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Now is not the time to pull the rug out from under Ohio auto jobs

Last week we received confirmation of what so many of us in Ohio have known all along: that you should never bet against the American auto industry. Americans bought more cars last year than ever before, defying naysayers and proving once again that we made the right call in 2010 when we passed the auto [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Book gives advice on how to be successful

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You tried to make a big sale last week. A sale would’ve made you money and it would’ve made your numbers go up, which would definitely have made you happy. Alas, you just couldn’t make it happen, but if you read “Organize Tomorrow Today” by Dr. Jason Selk & Tom Bartow with [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
The Cincinnati Bengals meltdown

By Marc Hoover I have been a die-hard NFL fan since I could walk. For many years, I have watched many great football games. Football can teach us about teamwork, camaraderie, competitiveness, respect, and achieving goals, which are lessons we can apply to our own lives. Unfortunately, the Bengals must have missed a lesson. Last [ Read More ]

LEE HAMILTON
Government needs to work better

By Lee Hamilton Whoever wins next November’s presidential election, it’s a sure bet that at some point he or she will vow to set the federal government on the straight and narrow. Maybe the new President will even resort to the time-honored pledge to create a government “as good as the people.” It’s a bracing [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
Saying ‘why not?’ leads to good things

By Rick Houser To say why not is a mind set and a way at looking at life as we handle it. I say this often even when I know why but it was engrained in me from my child hood on as I grew up on our farm and attended school in Moscow. I [ Read More ]

RICK COMBS
Automobile break-ins

Over the past month or so Goshen Police, like many other communities, have reported about a dozen or so break-Ins of automobiles. Traditionally about 20 per- cent of our crime [here] and other communities, locally result from what officers call the “Smash and Grab “. It seems around the Holidays our cases increase and then [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Biography includes stories from King’s childhood

Leaders come from surprising places. The quiet girl that sits the next row over may know how to inspire people. The know-it-all in your class could own a business in the future. The kid everybody picks on might become President. But in the new book “Women Who Broke the Rules: Coretta Scott King by Kathleen [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
The truth about getting bloodwork for your pets

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 signs of illness for [ Read More ]


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