Opinion Archive

SHERROD BROWN
Ohioans shouldn’t have to choose between their health and their jobs

By Sherrod Brown Last week we celebrated Labor Day, and we welcomed an important step forward for American workers, with the President’s announcement that federal contractors will be required to provide up to seven days in paid sick leave. This is wonderful news for some 300,000 Americans – but it doesn’t go nearly far enough. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die’ is a comprehensive look at James Dean’s background, final hours in his car

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The minute you glimpsed the red-and-blues, you knew you were sunk. Yep, and now you have a traffic citation to pay for stepping on it, having a lead foot, a pedal to the metal. You knew better than to exceed the speed limit, but you couldn’t resist and, as you’ll see in [ Read More ]

JOE UECKER
Celebrating Ohio’s workforce

Four years before Labor Day became a national holiday, Ohio’s legislature established a day of celebration to honor workers throughout Ohio. When this legislation was enacted in 1890, a combination of Ohio’s abundant natural resources and access to interstate transportation through its network of canals and railroads made Ohio the ideal location for industry. Labor [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Renewing our commitment to Ohio workers

Labor Day is more than just a last hurrah of summer, a day for picnics and barbeques for many families. It’s also an important time for us to reflect on the labor movement’s proud history in Ohio, and to honor the workers who paved the way for the worker protections we too often take for [ Read More ]

LEE HAMILTON
Politicians are failing us

A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects. Not to put too fine a point on it, we’re headed for the fiscal rocks. Federal spending accounts for about 20 percent of the nation’s GDP, the budget analysts note; if current trends continue, that will [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Train your puppy with these puppy basics

By Dr. Dan Meakin with All Creatures Trainer, Michael Snively Puppies are extremely impressionable.  How you train and socialize your new pet will have dramatic and long lasting effects.  You can make your puppy a better pet and prevent behavior problems by following these guidelines: Housebreaking Establish a routine.  Keep the pup’s meals regularly scheduled [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘The Hired Girl’ features classic literary heroine

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Ever since you were a child, you’ve had dreams to fulfill. Some of them may have been easy: you wanted to visit a theme park, you hoped for a puppy, you wanted another no-school day. Other dreams, though, were challenging – so much so that maybe they haven’t happened yet. And, as [ Read More ]

CREATURE FEATURE
Train your puppy with these puppy basics

By Dr. Dan Meakin with All Creatures Trainer, Michael Snively Puppies are extremely impressionable.  How you train and socialize your new pet will have dramatic and long lasting effects.  You can make your puppy a better pet and prevent behavior problems by following these guidelines: Housebreaking Establish a routine.  Keep the pup’s meals regularly scheduled [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Parking problem at Batavia Middle School

Dear Editor, On August 29th my wife and I attended the Clermont County Youth Football Association 7-year-old game between the Forest Hills Renegades and the host Batavia Bulldogs at Batavia Middle School in order to watch our grandson play. Because there was another game in progress when we arrived and parking is extremely limited, to [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
RE: Parking problem at Batavia Middle School

Mr. Washburn, I appreciate your concern with the parking situation at Batavia Middle School. BYF and CCYFL are blessed to be able to use the Batavia Middle School to host these games. Without the schools generosity BYF would not have a place to play and would not be able to operate, leaving over 250 kids [ Read More ]


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