Opinion Archive

PAUL PFEIFER
Ohio court case deals with frivolous conduct

By Paul Pfeifer When the Madison County Board of Commissioners (“the Board”) filed an appropriation action against Greg Bell and his wife to acquire a sewer easement on Bell’s property, the Bells decided to fight the action. Since then, Bell – along with his attorney, Philip Wayne Cramer – has been a party to numerous [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Walking in the footsteps of Muir and Thoreau

By George Brown Before retirement I would often carry my morning coffee to the back porch to capture a few moments of solitude before leaving for work. I now perform this ritual almost every morning, except I no longer have to hurry off to work. It is one of retirement’s sweetest rewards. Most mornings I [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Remembering Martha, the last passenger pigeon

By Rob Portman One hundred years ago, Americans across the eastern United States could have looked up into the sky and seen it filled with passenger pigeons. Their flocks numbered in the billions and could turn day into night. Now they are extinct, the victim of overhunting and habitat destruction. The loss of this species [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Animal Stars’ will be enjoyed by animal lovers of all stripes

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You love your pooch very much – but she’s no Lassie. If, in fact, you pulled a Timmy and fell into a well, you’re sure your dog would probably go chase butterflies. She couldn’t find help if it was attached to a bone; seriously, there are days when she doesn’t even come [ Read More ]

Creature Feautre
DR. DAN MEAKIN
How you train your puppy will have a lasting effect

By Dr. Dan Meakin Puppies are extremely impressionable. How you train 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 to encourage more predictable elimination patterns. Take your [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Lady Yvonne of Brownton Abbey II

By George Brown I hadn’t planned on writing a second column about Yvonne’s broken ankle but so many friends have called or emailed expressing their concern about how I’m holding up with my caregiver duties I decided to provide an update. When I last wrote, Yvonne was scheduled for surgery two days later. This delay [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Making US corporate taxes fair and competitive

By Sherrod Brown Last week, Burger King Worldwide announced a merger with Canadian restaurant Tim Hortons, creating one of the largest fast-food operations in the world. While Burger King will continue to be based out of Miami, it will make Canada its home for tax purposes. In this increasingly common practice called “inversion,” corporations shift [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Court deals with sentencing

By Paul Pfeifer In 2009, a jury found David Washington guilty of several offenses, including a third-degree felony of failure to comply with a police officer and a fifth-degree felony of obstruction of official business. The charges stemmed from the day Washington and his brother attacked a woman in a mall parking lot in Lorain [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Neverhome’ will be enjoyed by Civil War buffs and anyone who enjoys reenactments

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You needed to take a stand. There was an injustice, a wrong that needed righting, and someone had to say something. That someone was you – and though you’re just one person, just a voice, the movement had to start somewhere. And so you took a stand. Your two feet were planted [ Read More ]

DOUG GREEN
Labor Day: Then and now

By Doug Green Labor Day is a day off work for many students and workers, but its meaning is often forgotten by those of all ages. We know this day is about more than having a cookout with friends, realizing that warm summer days are coming to a close, and marking the beginning of a [ Read More ]


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