Opinion Archive

JOHN BECKER
Legislation notifies businesses of tax overpayments

By John Becker The first priority of this General Assembly, and of this chamber, has been jobs. Jobs are what bring people into the state, allow for Ohioans to provide for their families, and improve the economy. That is why it’s important that here in the House, we pass legislation that makes Ohio more business-friendly. [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Old age can and should be fun

By George Brown The periods of our lives are like chapters in a book – early childhood, first day of school, high school, graduation, college, perhaps military service, first job, marriage, first home, children, career moves, special vacations, becoming grandparents, and then, finally, comes the last chapter, “old age”. Most of us approach the chapters [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Miss America’ offers scandal, honesty

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Elbow, elbow, wrist-wrist-wrist. It’s like icing a cake with your hand, they say, and you practiced that wave aplenty when you were young. You never knew when you might find yourself walking down a long stage with roses in your arms and a crown on your head. Millions of young women try. [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Use a wellness plan to keep your pet well all year long

By Dr. Dan Meakin Possibly the most effective way to keep your pet healthy is through prevention and routine wellness checks. At All Creatures we have developed a wellness program perfect for your pet and your budget. More information on these “wellness plans” can be found on our website and in any of our three [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
On the road in Ohio

By Rob Portman Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing in their lives and what Washington can do [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Court deals with media and juvenile court proceedings

By Paul Pfeifer In the late summer of 2012, Judge Tracie Hunter was the assigned judge presiding over twelve cases against juvenile defendants accused of assaulting a man in the North College Hill area of Cincinnati. On August 16, the Cincinnati Enquirer printed the names of five of the juveniles in a newspaper article. A [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Lady Yvonne of Brownton Abbey

By George Brown It was bound to happen sooner or later. After a lifetime of never having so much as a sprained finger Yvonne has experienced her first broken bone; actually, two of them. In medical parlance it’s called a bimalleolar fracture. It happened two weeks ago Friday. Yvonne was headed to the grocery store [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Addressing Ohio’s infant mortality

By Sherrod Brown According to humanitarian organization Save the Children, the United States has the highest first-day death rate for infants among industrialized countries – more than 11,000 babies die within 24 hours of their birth each year. It’s unthinkable. And each year in the U.S., there are more than 4,600 sudden unexpected infant deaths. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Endangered’ is an impressive, thought-provoking book

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Save the whales! You’ve read a lot of signs like that in your life, online and real-time. Save the whales or the environment, penguins or tigers, fish, trees, or grasses, there’s always something about to disappear, and you know that when it’s gone, it’s gone. But what about people? Aren’t they in [ Read More ]

BICENTENNIAL
Batavia’s gold rush hit in 1868, again in 1930s

By Rick Crawford Jeff Traylor’s book, Ohio Pride, A Guide to Ohio Roadside History, points out nine communities in Clermont County designated by a state historical marker. Batavia: “Headquarters of the Batavia Gold Mining Company, 1868” In the Elk Lick Valley along the East Fork of the Little Miami River, gold was discovered in 1868 [ Read More ]


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