Opinion Archive

Marc Hoover:
Can the 2017 Reds escape the basement?

With spring’s arrival, every professional baseball team has eternal hope. Even Cincinnati Reds fans. So what will our Reds do in 2017? So far, they haven’t made much of a splash in acquiring any key components. The latest news is that they sent fan-favorite Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves for two no-name pitchers. The [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
To reach the heights

As winter neared its end and spring neared its beginning I as a child would begin thinking of all the great things one can do outdoors. To me one of the very first things I wanted to do was fly a kite. When I would think about it the thought of running and launching a [ Read More ]

Lee Hamilton:
The threats to our nation’s representative democracy

With so much turmoil in Washington and around the country these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the crises of the moment. These are, indeed, worth our attention — but so are longer-running developments that threaten the health of our representative democracy. I want to lay them out in one place, so that [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Fairness in the livestock industry

USDA took an important step last month to bring more fairness to the livestock industry. The impact of three introduced “Farmer Fair Practice Rules” will be significant across the nation, creating much-needed protections for farmers. Much of the livestock industry is vertically integrated; meat processors enter into contract agreements with farmers to grow livestock. The [ Read More ]

Melinda Myers
Learn how to grow a bountiful, easy vegetable garden this season

Spend less time and money while growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy care, high yielding vegetables. A productive garden starts with a plan, but choosing the best vegetables to grow and where to plant them can be overwhelming. You [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Terri Schlichenmeyer
Jump on this pet friendly book to knock off of your bucket list

You always wanted to jump from an airplane. It’s something you dreamed about doing, just as you’ve always dreamed of walking the Appalachian Trail, seeing the Great Pyramids, and visiting China. So will you take the leap and fulfill your lifelong wishes someday or, as in “Boomer’s Bucket List” by Sue Pethick, will time and [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor
Portman selling out schools, environment with Trump picks

I would like to voice a concern I have with our Senator, Rob Portman. Senator Portman voted to confirm Mrs. DeVos, selling out our Ohio schools. He has stated he will vote for Mr. Pruitt, thereby selling out Ohio’s environment. To make matters worse, if it can get any worse: He is planning to confirm Mr. Sessions. A [ Read More ]

Brett Milam
Healthy food doesn’t have to be a chore to eat

I’ve found the surest way to garner wayward glances is when completing my Chipotle order: “Burrito to go, with white rice, black beans and no meat, please.” No meat? No protein? It’s as if the glances tell me, “You will most certainly collapse before reaching the cash register.” About a year ago, I would have [ Read More ]

Rob Portman:
Helping Habitat for Humanity

I’m a strong supporter of the work that Habitat for Humanity and their 55 affiliates do across Ohio. Habitat provides about 5,000 homeownership opportunities to low-income American families every year, and, in total, have built about 4,000 homes in Ohio. I’ve volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for a long time now. Every year on my [ Read More ]

Rick House:
Our education on wheels

As I neared my first day of going to school I was of course very excited about being in the first grade. Since my sister Peg and Brother Ben both were students at Moscow I of course wanted to become a student just like them. But before getting to school there was an adventure that [ Read More ]

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