Opinion Archive

The intersection of life and business

By Mark Calitri “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax UNLESS, it’s one word that means a lot to Dr. Seuss. It’s funny how a quote from a children’s book written over 45 years ago applies so much to us today. [ Read More ]

No way Homecoming could ever be forgotten

By Rick Houser I have said many times I went to school at Moscow but that is only part of the story. I was moved to Felicity in the eighth grade in 1962 to be exact. With moving from my original school I transferred into a school twice the size in number in a town [ Read More ]

National Hunting and Fishing Day was Sept. 23

By Joe Uecker Saturday, Sept. 26 marked the 43rd observation of National Hunting and Fishing Day. The day was first declared as “Outdoor Sportsman’s Day” in 1970, but President Nixon signed a proclamation in 1972 deeming it National Hunting and Fishing Day. As co-chairman of the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and member of the larger [ Read More ]

October is Farm to School Month

By Elisha Smith elishas@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs October is National Farm to School month (#F2SMonth). “Farm to School” refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat. The more local foods we serve our kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight, and only [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘The Shift’ will give you a new appreciation for nurses

Nobody likes being poked. Nobody woke up this morning and said, “Cut into me and make me hurt for a month.” No one asks for misery, nausea, aching pain, bedpans, stitches, needles, or risk. But there it is: it happens. And if it does, after reading “The Shift” by Theresa Brown, RN, you’ll know exactly [ Read More ]

Cedron covered bridge

Dear Sir, Looking at the article FLASHBACKS, dated Thursday, September 17, 2015, the explanation doesn’t fit the picture. The picture of the Cedron Covered Bridge is not the Cedron Covered Bridge. The Cedron Covered Bridge was a much longer span. Looking at this picture, this bridge isn’t a covered bridge, but just a simple span [ Read More ]

Good Old Days not always

When I think back on my childhood I recall so many fond and unforgettable people, places and events. Now when looking back I refer to them as the good old days and for the most part and they were. However one part of those days was anything but good and that was an outside bathroom. [ Read More ]

What do we mean by the term ‘Representative Government?’

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discussion will be insightful and thought-provoking, but there’s a good chance you’ll also find a lot of it vague and hard to pin down. There’s a reason for this. Even our [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Eye-Popping Oddities’ provides entertainment for kids and adults

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Just kidding. You’ve said that before, a dozen times. Maybe you’ve even heard it today from someone who’s joking with you, poking you, teasing you with something that’s so outrageous you can’t wrap your head around it. But here: you’re no fool, so maybe it’s time to look at the new book, [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Pet nutrition

One aspect of canine care and keeping that is the most misunderstood is that of proper nutrition. Many people feel that dogs need some variety to their diet, but the fact is that dogs thrive on consistency in their diets. Variety in the diet is entirely unnecessary, and is in fact how a number of [ Read More ]

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