Opinion Archive

Marc Hoover
NFL Wild Card games were a bust

For Bengals fans, it must have been tough watching the Steelers dominate the Miami Dolphins 30-12 in last week’s playoffs. It was payback for the Steelers, since the Dolphins had crushed them earlier in the year 30-15. After losing to the Dolphins, the Steelers lost three more games. By this time, many NFL analysts began [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker
Kathy Pfeiffer
East Loveland Nature Preserve

If you’re looking for a private full nature experience, look no further, you can find it at the East Loveland Nature Preserve. Located at 313-343 E. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH, 45140, it is right around the corner from the heart of Loveland, close to restaurants, shops, and the Loveland entrance to the bike trail of [ Read More ]

Naloxone can save a life

The use of Naloxone can save a life. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally. Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered by lay people or the public, [ Read More ]

Fake news and its negative impact

If Pinocchio were a real boy, he would be named Paul Horner. So who’s Paul Horner? Although you don’t recognize his name, you may recognize his lies. He made the following comments to the Washington Post. “Honestly, people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuff around. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore.” Horner claims responsibility for [ Read More ]

Snow made for a great day!

It seemed that the end of November we got off school because of Thanksgiving. Within a month we got out of school for at least two weeks because of Christmas and a week later New Years. Late fall and early winter became a time when we got frequent breaks from the grind of going to [ Read More ]

Out-of-network ER docs may charge big bucks

Surprise medical bills spell big trouble for consumers, especially those who find themselves in an emergency room. Such “surprises” have surfaced as a major patient problem, but because of entrenched healthcare interests, a solution is not likely any time soon. Here’s what happens. Patients arrive at the emergency room of a hospital that is in [ Read More ]

Two new laws will save hundreds of millions of dollars

You might be surprised who the biggest landowner is in the United States. It’s the federal government. By a long shot. And thousands of properties owned by the federal government should be transferred to private owners or nonprofits or local government to help save taxpayers money and help local economies and our communities. Legislation I [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Terri Schlichenmeyer
Carney’s newest makes readers leave comfort zone

You might need an extra blanket tonight. Or three, because the temperature doesn’t seem to match your comfort level. Brrrrrrrrr. Yes, it’s winter and yes, the mercury plunges, but that doesn’t mean you like being cold – although, as you’ll see in “What Doesn’t Kill Us” by Scott Carney, cold might be keeping you alive. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Books for people that love television

The weather outside is frightful. That’s alright. You’d rather stay inside anyhow, especially in the evening. That’s prime relaxation-time, and winter is a great season for catching up on all you’ve DVR’ed for the past few weeks… but where do you start? How about with two books: “Television: A Biography” by David Thomson and “TV [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Age related changes in your dog

Many changes occur as the dog’s body ages. Most of these are similar to those experienced by geriatric people – arthritis, loss of vision, hearing loss, senility, etc. These changes happen gradually and you may not even notice them until, perhaps, you look at a picture taken of your pet a year ago and realize [ Read More ]

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