Opinion Archive

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 ]

MAUREEN O’CONNOR
Make your judicial vote count

By Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor As the voting patterns were analyzed after the Nov. 6, 2012 general election, one thing became clear: a lot of Cuyahoga County voters who cast a ballot for president didn’t vote for judge. In fact, the Cuyahoga County judicial voter drop-off that year was as high as 40 percent. That [ Read More ]

Standing up for rural postal delivery

By Marie Powell mariep@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services. The mail service is a national treasure that [ Read More ]


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