Opinion Archive

Outrageous assembly

Through the years I attended school the announcement that there was to be a student assembly in the gym brought forth in me a joy I really can’t explain. Assembly sent out the unspoken message that one or maybe two of my scheduled classes would be skipped on that day. Also if there were to [ Read More ]

Brown working to protect Ohioans from lead poisoning

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is attracting a lot of attention lately – and rightfully so. But while we work to help the people of Flint, we must also remember that Flint is not the only town where families face exposure to dangerous levels of lead. Right here in Ohio, in the Village of [ Read More ]

Statute of Limitations

The question in this case- which involved a young woman named Uranus Watkins- was which statute of limitations applied to her claims against the state. Watkins alleged that between April 2, 2000, and April 2, 2001 – while she was in custody at the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility in Delaware, Ohio, run by the Department [ Read More ]

Should the Super Bowl become a national holiday?

I have followed the Super Bowl for more than 20 years. The NFL has changed dramatically since my childhood. I can remember when only true NFL fans followed the Super Bowl. No one hyped it as much in the past. For instance, Super Bowls played in the 70s and 80s didn’t have spectacular half time [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
You will never regret having this book on your shelf

Sometimes, you feel like you’re back in Sixth Grade. But you’re not – you’re at work, dealing with the same kind of bully you faced in the schoolyard. It’s just as frustrating now as it was then, but what can you do? You don’t have a teacher to run to, so read “Beating the Workplace [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Feline dental disease often overlooked

Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in cats.  While cavities are the most common dental disease of humans, cats are more frequently affected by tartar buildup on the teeth.  Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately leading to exposure of the roots.  Potential outcomes [ Read More ]

Grocery stores have really changed since I was a kid

Grocery stores have been around forever. And they have definitely changed since my childhood days. Whenever I tell my sons about grocery stores from the past, they look at me like I have a third eyeball. The older generation knows what I mean. In the 70s, people pushed their shopping carts with lit cigarettes hanging [ Read More ]

Summer break shouldn’t mean going hungry for Ohio children

By Sherrod Brown Last week, I outlined my top priorities for the upcoming year — and I am getting to work immediately on one of them: renewing and expanding nutrition programs that ensure Ohio children don’t go hungry, particularly during the summer months. One-quarter of Ohio’s children live in households that have experienced hunger during [ Read More ]

Improvement to public utilities

By Rick W. Combs Goshen Police Chief Recently Clermont County Water Department announced the replacement/switching out all residual and business water meters beginning in February 2016 and ending sometime in early 2018. The new generation water meter will be read via a wireless connection which will eliminate the manual reading every other month. The new [ Read More ]

Gonna have a big snow! Ha!

By Rick Houser Heard the weather man on the TV say to prepare for another big snow. I really don’t remember any this year. In fact I don’t recall any for many, many years. I was raised in rural southern Ohio and grew up in the 1950s and 60s. Now then was when we had [ Read More ]

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