Opinion Archive

Creature Feature
Does my dog have arthritis?

By Dr. Dan Meakin ARTHRITIS is also known by the medical term “Osteoarthritis.” It is a disease resulting in degeneration of one or more joints of the body. Reasons joints become affected with arthritis include injury, birth defects resulting in malformation, and aging. As a result of whatever the cause, the slick surface of the [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Book makes the kids table sound fun

By Terri Schlichenmeyer   Grandma is the best cook ever! She’s second only to Mom, who makes your favorite foods every day. Oh, what about Dad’s special mashed potatoes, and you really love Auntie’s sprinkle cookies! You’ll get to taste every one of those things soon – but where will you sit while you’re eating? [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Wake Up’ is fresh motivation

Every day, you make countless little choices. Get outta bed or go back to sleep? What’s for breakfast? Blue tie or black shirt? Which project first, what’s for lunch, dinner, after dinner, what to watch, read, discuss? All day long, you choose one thing over another; in fact, Michael Strahan says that “the average American [ Read More ]

Just leaf me out of it

As fall gets closer to its’ end and winters’ start the caretaking of the world is winding down. One of the last chores I can think of is gatering and disposing of the leaves. Those trees that began as trees budding and bursting into green have do0ne their swan song and have gone to the [ Read More ]

Can gun control be legislated without first legislating morality?

You want to get an American citizen riled up? Tell him or her you think the government should be the only ones with guns. For second amendment supporters, those are fighting words. Many of us still remember the larger-than-life headlines involving the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, will [ Read More ]

Retirees deserve their benefits

To the Editor: Last December a lame duck congress jeopardized the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of retirees by rolling back a decades old provision preventing cuts to promised retiree benefits. Our nation’s retirees deserve to have the benefits they earned and were promised for years of loyalty and service to their employers. Right now [ Read More ]

Thank you, Union Township

I would like to thank my family, friends and voters for your support again. Experience does matter to the taxpayers. I’m just thrilled with the results. We will continue the forward motion that started four years ago. I look forward to the opening of new Eastgate Brew and View, the new Mercy Health, the expansion [ Read More ]

Thank you, Miami Township

I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to the residents of Miami Township who voted on November 3rd. The duties of the Fiscal Officer have significant and serious responsibilities, and it is an honor and privilege to be able to continue to serve the citizens of Miami Township in that capacity. [ Read More ]

Honoring Service and Sacrifice this Veterans Day

Veterans Day began in 1919 as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of the First World War. On November 11, 1918 the Allied Nations and Germany agreed to end hostilities, paving the way for the Treaty of Versailles to officially end World War I. Following World War II, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
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. Pets, unlike most humans, are masters at hiding signs of illness [ Read More ]

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