Opinion Archive

Buzzardroost Rock and the legend of Jedidiah Brown

By George Brown Last week fellow hiker Jim Meyer and I had a delicious breakfast at Mamma’s Grill in Williamsburg, then headed east to hit a couple of trails in Adams County. Both of the trails we hiked are part of the Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve, under the umbrella of The [ Read More ]

Defining cohabitation

By Paul Pfeifer In February 2011, a grand jury indicted Jeffrey McGlothan of felonious assault, with a repeat-violent-offender specification, and one count of domestic violence as a result of an incident at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend, Cynthia Robinson. The domestic violence count alleged that McGlothan knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez

By Terri Schlichenmeyer It was admittedly all your fault. Your team almost lost a game because you weren’t wearing your lucky socks. Everybody knows that stuff matters and you didn’t do laundry that week. You remembered it at the beginning of the game, though, and fortunately, you had your lucky hat nearby. Score! We all [ Read More ]

Improving mental healthcare for our veterans

By Rob Portman When our men and women in uniform come home from overseas, they deserve the best possible medical care. Unfortunately, they haven’t always been getting it. And while deficiencies in treating physical wounds have been well documented, there has been far less of a focus on the invisible wounds of war—Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [ Read More ]

Kindness is always appropriate, even if it is not always deserved

By George Brown Think for a moment; who is the kindest person you’ve ever known? Don’t feel badly if you didn’t pick your husband or wife. When I asked Yvonne this question she didn’t pick me. Perhaps she knows me too well. The kindest person I’ve ever known was Pat, a dear friend I worked [ Read More ]

Tampering with evidence

By Paul Pfeifer On the evening of April 18, 2011, two plainclothes narcotic detectives in an unmarked vehicle observed a car travel left of center. Although they weren’t on traffic duty, the officers stopped the car because of the erratic driving. Detective Will Speakman approached the driver – Amanda Straley – who was alone in [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘House with Sixteen Handmade Doors’ perfect for tinkerers

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Remodeling never ends. That’s a fact when you’re a homeowner. There’s always something to do, something to upgrade, some way to make a house your own. New flooring, paint, move the fixtures, add another room, and, well, you know where this is going. But where did it begin? Who created the place [ Read More ]

Ohio Supreme Court hears case on the Rico Act

By Paul Pfeifer In 1970, Congress passed the federal Racketeer influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which came to be called the RICO Act. The purpose of the act was to “seek the eradication of organized crime in the United States by strengthening the legal tools in the evidence-gathering process” and to provide “enhanced sanctions and [ Read More ]

In search of the elusive perfect gift

By George Brown I could use some help here. Yvonne and I have been married for 48 years and I still struggle with what to buy her for Christmas as much as I did the first year we were married. Actually more so because the anxiety, fear, and sense of hopeless desperation about buying the [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Does my dog have arthritis?

By Dr. Dan Meakin Arthritis – also known by the medical term “Osteoarthritis”- is a disease resulting in the degeneration of one or more joints of the body. Joints can become affected with arthritis for many reasons including injury, birth defects resulting in malformation, and aging. As a result of the disease, the slick surface [ Read More ]

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