Opinion Archive

LEN HARDING
A whipping at the polls is said to be good for the soul

By Len Harding Just got finished running for County Commissioner; lost rather resoundingly. I’m glad it’s over with. A butt-whipping at the polls is good for the soul. Not a lot of them mind you, every now and again will suffice. It was kind of fun, but it would have been more fun to win. [ Read More ]

PAUL SCHWIETERING
Election turned into an electoral college rout

By Paul Schwietering A presidential election in which Republican nominee Willard “Mitt” Romney was, according to his press spokesman, closing the gap in the battleground states, turned into an electoral college rout as President Obama virtually ran the table in the states that were considered to be closely contested. As of this writing, (3 a.m. [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Honoring Ohio’s veterans

By Sherrod Brown On Veterans Day, and every day, we must remember to express our gratitude to the men and women that have served our country in uniform. In a ceremony on Veterans Day, more than 67 years after his service in World War II, North Olmsted resident U.S. Army Corporal (Ret.) Dewey Limpert received [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
A good deed gone bad

By George Brown Shortly after Yvonne and I arrived in Cincinnati in the fall of 1971 I landed a job as a counselor/educator at the Cincinnati Job Corps, which was, and still is, located in the former Sisters of Mercy Convent next to Union Terminal. The year and a half I spent at Job Corps [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
Have a blue, blue Christmas with Fat Albert

By Steve Boehme For those of you with a family tradition of planting live Christmas trees, here’s a hot tip: “Fat Albert” is a particularly handsome spruce tree that makes an ideal Christmas tree. What makes “Fat Albert” special is its wonderful blue color, and the dense, compact shape that makes it perfect for landscapes. [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Your best friend may be living with chronic pain

By Dr. Dan Meakin Your best friend may be dealing with the pain of osteoarthritis! This degenerative disease is one of the most common sources of chronic pain veterinarians treat. But now a new pain medication is improving the quality of life for dogs with arthritis and for you, their best friend. Learn the signs. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘The Cornbread Mafia’ isn’t a book for everybody

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Nobody likes a snitch. Nobody wants to hear the words “I’m telling!” because it ruins a good time. It halts the fun. It quashes camaraderie. Okay, yeah, you squealed on your siblings a time or two, but that’s different. Among friends, nobody likes a tattle-tale. But what if the lack of informing [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
The white-tailed deer slayer

By George Brown It seems like the longer I’m retired the longer my bucket list grows. I try to be realistic about not adding items that are beyond my means or capabilities. For example, despite my heart’s desire, I doubt that I’ll ever be able to afford a hiking trip to Machu Picchu or to [ Read More ]

RANDY CONOVER
Why does the US have the electoral college?

By Randy Conover During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the delegates had many long and heated debates. One such was over how the President should be elected. The hot summer of 1787 in Philadelphia was a critical time and place in American history. There met for the purpose of “revising the Articles of Confederation” a [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Custer’ is a truly impressive book

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You’ll always wonder about the truth. But since you’re not a high-ranking government official, not privy to political goings-on or world affairs, and you don’t have a time machine, you’ll always wonder what really happened in battle, old or new. What was on Harry Truman’s mind, for instance, at the end of [ Read More ]


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