Opinion Archive

Rick Houser
Where the livestock ruled

As I have said many times before, growing up on a farm and in the rural part of the country was so much a privilege to me. I like to tell of the many parts of farm life that brought forth my happiness. Of course, being so close to the land and raising crops and [ Read More ]

John Becker
Solving a traffic nightmare, legislative priority in the new year

As the 131st General Assembly begins to wind down, I often reflect on all that we have accomplished over the past two years to make Ohioans’ lives better. While these accomplishments should certainly not be diminished, now that the General Assembly is coming to a close I instead find myself looking forward to my legislative [ Read More ]

Trudy Lieberman
Changing Obamacare likely to mean higher costs, less coverage – or both

Lori Eng, a 62-year-old office manager who works in western Nebraska, sent an email not long ago telling me she was “terrified” she might loose her Obamacare health insurance. The many horror stories passed along in the media had frightened her, and she wanted me to hear from someone who had benefitted from the law. [ Read More ]

Rob Portman
At the speed of science

The advances made by the scientific and medical communities over the past few decades have been incredible. In just the past thirty years, life expectancy in the United States has increased by five years, and almost half of that increase took place just in the last decade. I often think about my own mom, who [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover
NFL Wild Card games were a bust

For Bengals fans, it must have been tough watching the Steelers dominate the Miami Dolphins 30-12 in last week’s playoffs. It was payback for the Steelers, since the Dolphins had crushed them earlier in the year 30-15. After losing to the Dolphins, the Steelers lost three more games. By this time, many NFL analysts began [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker
Kathy Pfeiffer
East Loveland Nature Preserve

If you’re looking for a private full nature experience, look no further, you can find it at the East Loveland Nature Preserve. Located at 313-343 E. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH, 45140, it is right around the corner from the heart of Loveland, close to restaurants, shops, and the Loveland entrance to the bike trail of [ Read More ]

Naloxone can save a life

The use of Naloxone can save a life. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally. Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered by lay people or the public, [ Read More ]

Fake news and its negative impact

If Pinocchio were a real boy, he would be named Paul Horner. So who’s Paul Horner? Although you don’t recognize his name, you may recognize his lies. He made the following comments to the Washington Post. “Honestly, people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuff around. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore.” Horner claims responsibility for [ Read More ]

Snow made for a great day!

It seemed that the end of November we got off school because of Thanksgiving. Within a month we got out of school for at least two weeks because of Christmas and a week later New Years. Late fall and early winter became a time when we got frequent breaks from the grind of going to [ Read More ]

Out-of-network ER docs may charge big bucks

Surprise medical bills spell big trouble for consumers, especially those who find themselves in an emergency room. Such “surprises” have surfaced as a major patient problem, but because of entrenched healthcare interests, a solution is not likely any time soon. Here’s what happens. Patients arrive at the emergency room of a hospital that is in [ Read More ]

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