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The Truth about Bloodwork

By Dr. Dan Meakin Have you ever wondered why your veterinarian recommends bloodwork on your pet if they aren’t showing signs of illness? This article is designed to demystify that recommendation and help you better understand how important lab work is to our cherished pets and family members. Pets, unlike ailing humans, are masters at hiding [ Read More ]

The problem with drugs is impacting Ohio’s communities

By John Becker Over the last few years, the Ohio legislature has been focused on jobs and the economy, thus allowing for Ohio to improve its unemployment numbers and to encourage business growth. We are in a better spot than we were four years ago, and we are getting better day by day. Recently, however, [ Read More ]

Ohio Supreme Court hears case dealing with attorney fees

By Paul Pfeifer On July 20, 2011, Emilie DiFranco sent a public-records request by e-mail to the city of South Euclid in care of Keith Benjamin – the clerk of the city council. On July 25, Benjamin responded, indicating that he had received the request and had forwarded it to the director of finance for [ Read More ]

Bubba Brown’s Lone Star tick

By George Brown All my life I’ve seldom dreamed, which hardly mattered because I would always forget the details before my feet hit the floor. But recently I’ve been dreaming more and, amazingly, remembering the dreams past my feet hitting the floor. Interestingly, these recent dreams are enjoyable recollections of childhood. The story I’m about [ Read More ]

Protecting the right to vote in Ohio

By Sherrod Brown Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – landmark legislation that helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans. Unfortunately, in Ohio and across the United States, new voter suppression efforts have sprung up, threatening to disenfranchise millions of voters. Protecting the right to [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Boomers, Gen X’ers should read ‘Unretirement’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer For much of your employed life, you dreamed about not having to work. Retirement would be great. It would stretch out for years, a horizon with no alarm clock and no deadlines. What will you do with it? Chances are, says author Chris Farrell, believe it or not, you’ll go to work. [ Read More ]

Ohio is leading the way to American Energy independence

By Rob Portman Last month, I organized an energy jobs fair in Belmont County, joining Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to help connect over thirty companies with people from all over Eastern Ohio. People came because they were interested in being part of our state’s booming energy industry. That industry has [ Read More ]

Court deals with question of voluntary abandonment of job

By Paul Pfeifer On September 6, 2006, Wanda Jacobs injured her back while working at her job for Cenveo, Inc., – a manufacturer of envelopes, labels and related items. She was treated at the emergency room the next day and released. Her treating physician – Dr. Marinela L. Turc – said that Wanda could return [ Read More ]

All’s well that ends well

By George Brown When I left you last week I was languidly limping with punctuated pain toward our backyard camper. This misfortune, you may recall, was from unexpectedly getting booted down the back steps by Yvonne, my consort of the past 48 years for whom, until that very hour, I had provided patient, loving, and [ Read More ]

Protecting consumers from the dangers of powdered caffeine

By Sherrod Brown In May, Dennis and Kate Stiner faced a tragedy that no parent should have to endure. Their son Logan – a student athlete at Keystone High School in LaGrange, who planned on attending the University of Toledo this fall – died from ingesting too much powdered caffeine three days before his high [ Read More ]

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