Opinion Archive

Are locker room interviews with athletes really necessary?

Although I enjoy sports, I question some of their practices. For instance, who thought it was a good idea for reporters to crash a locker room like uninvited party guests? Unless I am missing something, I don’t know why anyone would want to speak to a bunch of 300 pound half sweaty nude men that [ Read More ]

Update on Goshen Twp. Property Maintenance

Rick W. Combs, Goshen police chief Several months ago I announced to Goshen residents that we had begun enforcement of our Property Maintenance Code. To implement this effort, Goshen employed a part time inspector whose only responsibility is working with the public and business owners to make Goshen a desirable place to live and work. [ Read More ]

Giving thanks this holiday season

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the wonderful holiday season, but its meaning often gets lost in the food and the hustling around from one place to another while visiting friends and family during the short breaks from school or work. Thanksgiving is meant to be a time to slow down and give thanks for the [ Read More ]

Protecting the finances of Ohioans in uniform

Thousands of Ohioans are deployed overseas serving in our nation’s military, according to a recent count. Not only do these Ohioans put their lives on the line to defend our nation, but they also often face significant risks to their personal finances while they are on deployment. The challenges include difficulty managing accounts from abroad, [ Read More ]

Farming fits veterans and veterans fit farming

By Wyatt Fraas, wyattf@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs The Center for Rural Affairs has worked to support and assist beginning farmers and ranchers for over 25 years. And increasingly, beginning farmer and rancher inquiries come from military veterans. They have the same needs as other new farmers: access to land, financing and information. But they [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Noonan shares her views in a way that is respectful

The view you have from where you sit is a very good one. You can see highs and lows, happy things, and improvements to be made. Some of what you spy makes you laugh, while others give you pause or cause concern. From where you sit, you can see for miles – and, as does [ Read More ]

Thanksgiving memories

By Rick Houser As time passes and we continue to pile on the years we also add to our memory bank of events and happenings throughout our lives. Some are good and some not so good but none the less they are our memories. A time that has accumulated many many good times is Thanksgiving. [ Read More ]

No one who works full-time should live in poverty

By Sherrod Brown Last week, workers in Ohio and across the country participated in a National Day of Action, demanding a living wage for the millions of Americans who are working hard but struggling to get by on the minimum wage. Forty-two percent of American workers — and 45 percent of Ohio workers — make [ Read More ]

A lifetime told by pictures

By Mark Hoover My mother-in-law passed away on September 26, 2015. Although Barb lived a long life, my wife and I didn’t realize she would take her final breath on that Saturday evening. The Friday before her death, my wife and I visited her in the hospital’s intensive care unit. We spoke to her about [ Read More ]

Washington’s latest deal: Little cause for celebration

By Lee Hamilton You can understand why President Obama and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle sought to cast their end-of-October budget deal in the best possible light. They avoided a potentially catastrophic national default. They reduced the possibility of a government shutdown. And they raised the debt ceiling until March, 2017, taking [ Read More ]

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