Opinion Archive

ROB PORTMAN
Giving Ohio tire workers a fair shot

The tire and rubber industry has a proud history in Ohio from Akron to Findlay, and beyond. For over one hundred years, generations of Ohio workers have manufactured the tires that drive America. As I see firsthand when I tour Ohio tire factories, these businesses play a major role in our communities, with sons and [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Ally-Saurus’ a good read for kids getting ready to go back to school

By Terri Schlichenmeyer On your first day of school, you become a First Grader. That’s a big step because you also become a scholar, a learner. You’ll be someone who gets good grades and someone who likes recess. You’ll be a kid who makes your family proud. But what if you just wanted to be [ Read More ]

PAMELA B. MORRIS
Medicaid proves vital to communities like Clermont Co.

By Pamela B. Morris This week CareSource, Ohio’s largest Managed Care Provider, recognizes the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare. These programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving economic security. In Clermont County, CareSource has been serving Medicaid members since 2000. Today, there are more [ Read More ]

CHUCK SULERZYSKI
Hunger doesn’t take a vacation

By Chuck Sulerzyski Those in our community who face hunger aren’t always who you think they are. Hunger can affect anyone, at any stage of life. Did you know 1 in 6 people struggle with having adequate food to eat each day? Everyday people in our community have to choose between buying groceries, paying a [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What people don’t know about career centers

Dear Editor, Too often, Ohio residents have an outdated view of career-technical education (CTE). They imagine vocational schools from decades past and don’t realize that for many years, career centers like Great Oaks Career Campuses, Grant Career Center, the Warren County Career Center and Butler Tech have been cutting-edge schools where students study using state-of-the-art [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Untamed’ an educational read for science-inclined children

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Summer’s almost over and, when you go back to school, there’s one thing you’re going to miss: your dog. Or your cat, your gerbil, or your horse. Your best bud for the summer, the friend you played with all vacation long, the pal that inspires you to want to learn more about [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Do Cats get Heartworm? 

By Dr. Dan Meakin The answer is an unequivocal yes but the feline situation is vastly different from the canine situation. While it is true that the feline infection is not as common as the canine infection, the feline infection has recently been found to be a much more widespread problem than previously believed. In [ Read More ]

Property Maintenance Code

On January 1, 2015, I began my duties as Goshen Township Police Chief. In order to better understand the challenges and expectations, I met with local elected officials and numerous community leaders. Even today, I will stop and chat with folks or communicate on social media. A recurring and continuous theme of residents, (complaints really), [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Fixing errors on Ohioans’ credit reports important

Too many Ohioans are still feeling the effects of the 2008 financial crisis — particularly on their credit scores. More than 50 million consumers saw their credit scores plunge more than 20 points during the worst days of the crisis, from 2008 to 2009. Many still haven’t fully recovered. To make matters worse, one-in-five consumers [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Easements and eminent domain

In March 2010, Shawn Ware pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in crack cocaine. One count was a second-degree felony because of the amount of crack involved; the other was a fourth-degree felony, because it occurred in the vicinity of a juvenile. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state of Ohio dismissed the [ Read More ]


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