Opinion Archive

Rep. Brad Wenstrup:
Fighting for future generations

“My brother unfortunately became addicted as a teenager. He is a very lucky one – at 33 years old he is still fighting every day to stay sober. These drugs have no place in our country, they are ruining our youth, our future.” “My daughter is currently in rehab for heroin addiction; she’s destroyed several [ Read More ]

Law You Can Use:
Understand duties and rights regarding sexual harassment

In the wake of what seem like endless sexual abuse scandals coming out of Hollywood, the political arena, the media, the literary world and the hospitality industry, it can be a bit daunting to even open the newsfeed in the morning. Though social media may be abuzz with #metoo, the fact is that unwanted sexual [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Facing the ‘jaws’ of death

Most of us enjoy a good horror story because we go to bed knowing it was only a movie or great story. But sometimes a story is so horrific it’s impossible to capture in either a movie or a book. Here is one of those stories. Although this isn’t my story, it’s still a true [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
It was done for our health

When Moscow School was consolidated into New Richmond and Felicity I began the eighth grade attending school at Felicity. I found so much was different at this school. Instead of one classroom all day we moved each subject to a different one for example. There were other things to go along with that but there [ Read More ]

What we got wrong about Donald Trump

The election of Donald Trump was a severe blow to rational thinking. We—and I include many traditional conservatives as well as liberals of all stripes—were so certain that the American people would not possibly elect so undignified, ill-informed, and prejudiced a person. When they did, we assumed Trump would be moderated, constrained, even reassembled by [ Read More ]

Sen. Sherrod Brown:
Blocking foreign investors from hurting Ohio jobs

Foreign investments should lead to good-paying jobs in Chillicothe and Chardon – not huge payouts for the Chinese government. That’s why I worked with my Republican colleague, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), to introduce the U.S. Foreign Investments Review Act. It’s simple – before we do business with a foreign entity, let’s make sure it will [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
A book worth seeing and hearing

The big, booming drums are your favorites. Oh, but you also like flag-wavers and the majorette with her whirling batons. And you can’t forget the gigantic balloons or, of course, the floats with people waving hello. A lot of things go into making a great parade, but as you’ll see in the new book “Rettie [ Read More ]

Everybody Has Issues:
Sexual violence against women

For decades, women have been advocating for an end to men’s sexual abuse against women, yet it’s increasing. And a woman’s greatest threat isn’t the deranged stranger lurking behind the bushes. It’s usually a man she knows, a man she should be able to trust, a man who by all outward appearances is a respected [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
Fighting a war on two fronts

In things of great importance, you stand on the shoulders of giants. Those who came before you gave you a boost to get you where you are. They cleared your path and knocked aside obstacles. You stand on the shoulders of those giants even if, as in the new book “Keep Your Airspeed Up” by [ Read More ]

Everybody Has Issues:
What fall means to me

As the weather grows crisp and leaves begin to fall, my thoughts turn towards transition and change. What are the changes to be considered this year in my life, and in the lives of my clients? In particular, I think about the idea of letting go of that which is no longer serving us. Trees [ Read More ]

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