Opinion Archive

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 ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘My Puppy Gave to Me’ puts you in the spirit

By Terri Schlichenmeyer This Christmas, you’re hoping for a few special gifts beneath the tree. You want a certain something that you wish Mom and Dad would give you. Santa will bring a bag full of gifts – you’re sure of that! Grandma always gives you clothes, and your favorite Auntie likes to give you [ Read More ]

Ohio Supreme Court hears case on public document 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 ]

Step aside Joey Chestnut, the Hairy Coconut is warming up

By George Brown Are you still feeling the effects of stuffing 4,500 calories into your belly last Thursday? Yes, 4,500 – that’s the number of calories the Caloric Control Council says the average American consumes on Thanksgiving Day. Keep in mind this is just an average. Children and vegan family members typically consume less than [ Read More ]

Enforcing trade laws to boost exports and support Ohio businesses as they compete in the marketplace

By Sherrod Brown When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Holiday Pet Hazards

By Dr. Dan Meakin Pets have an undying love of all things that fit in their mouths, especially if they’re bright and shiny. In addition to good cheer, most homes are full of tempting hazards like these: Tinsel Animals that like to play with string often find tinsel irresistible. Batting around tinsel is fine, but [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘How to Be a Victorian’ gives you a taste of the past

By Terri Schlichenmeyer We live in interesting times. Riots, murders, protests, and conflicts make headlines. You have access to nearly anyone, 24/7; information is just a swipe away; and you have conveniences your grandma could barely imagine. And still, you long for the good old days. Sometimes, in fact, you wish you could go back [ Read More ]

Ohio Supreme Court hears case defining what is ‘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 ]

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