Opinion Archive

Rep. Brad Wenstrup:
The U.S. is a giving nation

It’s far too easy to get caught up in all the fuss of the holiday season. In what is marketed as the most joyful time of the year, many of us just feel exhausted. Between the flurry of last minute shopping trips, the rush to get out Christmas cards, the stress of travel, or the [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
A book that might not age ‘thoughtfully’

Kicking and screaming. That’s how you’ll go into your twilight years: the calendar might say one thing but you’re not going to pay it any mind. There’s still a lot of pep in your step so shouldn’t, as in the new book “Aging Thoughtfully” by Martha C. Nussbaum & Saul Levmore, how you spend your [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
For history buffs, for those looking for heroes and for kids, this is your book

Who do you look up to? Who is the person you most want to be like when you grow up? The one you go to when you need advice, a kind word, or new direction? Is it a parent who puts your head on straight? Or a teacher that always knows what to say? Do [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker: Kathy along the Ripley Ohio Riverwalk

If you’re looking to combine outdoor exercise with some amazing American history, look no farther than the riverside walk at Ripley, Ohio.  The beautiful half-mile stretch in Brown County along the Ohio River packs a powerful punch of scenic views, lovely historic homes, and informative signs telling of the part the town played in the [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Legend of the werewolf: From the European tales to Hollywood films

Werewolves are mystical creatures commonly known as lycanthropes—a combination of the Greek word Lykoi for wolf and Anthropos for man. The werewolf legend has continued and still remains the subject of many horror movies. The legend originates from European tales about a fierce, wolf-like creature that attacked, killed, and ravaged innocents. According to legend, you [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Mom never did miss a stitch

One of the greatest bonds that held our family together was found in the corner of our dining room. In a small container that held thread, needles, scissors and a couple of thimbles that sat upon my mom’s Singer sewing machine. These were a large part of moms tools of her trade for the business [ Read More ]

Law You Can Use:
Some changes in Ohio’s gifted operating standards for students

According to Ohio’s Gifted Operating Standards, a “gifted” student will perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels when compared to peers of same-age, experience or environment. As of July 1, 2017, the operating standards have changed and can be found at Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15. The new regulations give increased protections to [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor: The positive side of lobbyists: the Global Partnership for Education

Dear Editor, Just ran across Lee Hamilton’s warning about lobbyists, very appropriate now as always. (‘Congress uninterested in the role of lobbyists’ by Lee Hamilton, Clermont Sun, Nov. 30, 2017) One thing he didn’t mention were constituent lobbyists who ask for positive things like supporting the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to expand education in [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Protecting, preserving sacred grounds for future generations

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my support for the Ohio History Connection’s decision to discontinue the Lighting the Serpent event. I work in the Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the Seneca Nation, a federally recognized tribe headquartered in Salamanca, New York with approximately 8,000 tribal citizens. The Seneca Nation has strong ties to [ Read More ]

Haddon Lockyer’s 4-Years Comic: No talking, Miles!

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