Opinion Archive

Dysfunction exacts a cost

By Lee H. Hamilton Earlier this month, The Economist, the renowned British weekly, ran an editorial advocating an end to the U.S. dollar’s supremacy as the world’s chief currency. The magazine offered several economic motives and one supremely political one. “For how long,” its editors wrote, “will countries be ready to tie their financial systems [ Read More ]

The Creation of “This Old House”! Maybe?

By Rick Houser As I have stated before many times I grew up on a farm in southern Clermont County near Moscow. The home I grew up in was the one I was born in and it was a brick two story farmhouse approximately 150 years old. Our home was solid and had endured many [ Read More ]

Televised city council meetings

By Paul Pfeifer What is the meaning of the word “televise?” That question was at the center of a case that we reviewed here – at the Supreme Court of Ohio – that involved the city of Norton, a town of about 12,000 near Akron. In November 2012, voters in Norton approved adding a new [ Read More ]

New Richmond joins area school advocacy network

Dear Editor: The New Richmond Exempted Village School District has joined 42 other public schools in Clermont, Hamilton, Clinton, and Warren Counties to form the Greater Cincinnati Schools Advocacy Network (GCSAN). This group of schools is comprised of hard-working students, parents, and teachers from great communities that are striving to do great things for our [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘M is for Money’ teaches children about finances

By Terri Schlichenmeyer There’s a little jingle in your pocket, and you can’t wait to spend it. So what will you buy? Will you purchase candy or a toy? Is there enough for a present for Mom or Grandma? Or, after you read “M is for Money” An Economics Alphabet” by Debbie & Michael Shoulders, [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Keeping your pets safe from Halloween tricks and treats

By Dr. Dan Meakin The HSUS wants to remind people with companion animals that Halloween can be a really frightening holiday for pets. While adults and children alike enjoy the costumes and candy, these things can actually distress or endanger a companion animal. Nancy Peterson, HSUS companion animals issues specialist, cautions, “Dogs and cats rely [ Read More ]

The intersection of life and business

By Mark Calitiri What impact has your life had? While driving on a two lane road recently, yellow flashing lights appeared ahead. It was a hearse was leading a funeral procession. I pulled over and prepared to respectfully wait and was shocked to see only two cars in the procession. The first question to pop [ Read More ]

A level plateau for us all

My family had all gathered at our house for Sunday dinner the other day and as we sat around our dining room table a thought came to me. Even though we do this often at our home with our children and grandsons my mind went into rewind. I went back in my memory as far [ Read More ]

Violating workplace policy

By Paul Pfeifer Can a criminal defendant be convicted of attempted felony murder when no death resulted from the attempt? That was the question posed to us – the Ohio Supreme Court – in a case involving a man named Bobby D. Nolan. After a jury trial, Nolan was found guilty of several charges, including [ Read More ]

Good news for kids, farmers and small towns

By John Crabtree johnc@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) along with Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) have taken the lead in introducing the Farm to School Act of 2015, a bill that will expand the highly successful USDA Farm to School Grant Program. [ Read More ]

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