Opinion Archive

GEORGE BROWN
The night I met Hermit Joe

By George Brown It had been snowing all day, the loose powdery kind that makes for great sled riding. This could mean only one thing – kids from miles around would be gathering at Timmy Hunter’s house for a nighttime sledding party. My older brothers and sister, Mick, Bob, and Kathy, were already bundled up [ Read More ]

SEN. SHERROD BROWN
Standing up for Ohio manufacturers

By Sen. Sherrod Brown We know Ohio workers and Ohio manufacturers can compete with anyone. We have skilled, productive workers and world-class infrastructure. But for years, we’ve seen evidence of unfair trade practices – like currency manipulation – costing Americans jobs. Currency manipulation occurs when a country undervalues its currency to effectively subsidize its exports. [ Read More ]

SEN. ROB PORTMAN
There’s no off-season in Canton

By Sen. Rob Portman With the Baltimore Ravens’ dramatic win over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday in New Orleans, yet another exciting National Football League season comes to a close. Although we have a Super Bowl champ that is neither the Bengals nor the Browns, the future looks a little brighter for both teams. [ Read More ]

REP. JOHN BECKER
Live streaming highlights transparency

By Rep. John Becker As we begin the 130th General Assembly, I am looking forward to working with the governor’s budget proposal, as well as a new way for our state government to be more transparent to our constituents. While we move through the lengthy, yet imperative, budget process, I believe it’s important that we [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
If you need to scare up a few scares, this book is for you

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Once upon a time, your parents diapered your behind. They didn’t mind, though, because it was part of being a parent. They fed you, cleaned up after you, put clothes on your little body, toys in your bedroom, and lessons in your head. They made meals, curfews, and sacrifices. Someday, you may [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
GoodSeed Farm to host two Philadelphia tours in 2013

By Steve Boehme Gardeners and history buffs are invited to join us for our third annual Philadelphia Garden Tour this September, and a Philadelphia Food & History Tour in October. Marjorie and I enjoy showing off our native city, so we’ll take you to some of our favorite gardens, share fine dining, and guide you [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Happy birthday sweetheart

By George Brown Yvonne’s birthday is this week. I pinch myself every time something happens to remind me she has been my sweetheart since the first time I laid eyes on her when we were only 16. Never mind that I was not her sweetheart until a couple of years later. What can I say? [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Ensuring Ohioans have the paid sick days they deserve

By Sherrod Brown This has been a particularly tough flu-season – for Ohioans of all ages. To put it into perspective, as of January 19, more than 3,000 flu-associated hospitalizations were reported to the Ohio Department of Health. During this same period last year, there were fewer than 100 flu-associated hospitalizations. With extensive hospitalizations and [ Read More ]

LEN HARDING
America loves its children

By Len Harding Children – America loves children. By golly there is nothing we won’t sacrifice for our kids. Our very way of life is dedicated to the proposition that all children are important. The next generation is what counts in America. We don’t do anything for ourselves, it’s all for the kids. My parents [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Our pets are still suffering from periodontal disease

By Dr. Dan Meakin Pets have become an integral part of our family, and most pet owners are very concerned about the health of their pets. We treat them as our children, taking our pets to the vet for regular checkups just as we take our children to the doctor. We get their shots, keep [ Read More ]


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