Opinion Archive

He always had my vote

There have been many changes in the years passed since the 50s and 60s. One such area would be in the approach to politics. Nobody please get in an uproar as I’m not headed toward preaching. But when I was a boy living in Washington Township which was a very rural area and at that [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Nine Lives’ is convoluted, but deliciously creepy

“Aha! There you are!” How many times have you said that in your lifetime? A dozen times playing hide-and-seek; a hundred times looking for lost possessions; weekly, when living with someone who’s mobile and active. There you are! The search is complete unless, as in the new mystery, “Nine Lives” by Wendy Corsi Staub, the [ Read More ]

The Marshall Brothers Part 4: HALLOWEEN!

As I have said in past writings I grew up on a farm in a very rural area just a few miles removed from the Ohio River. I enjoyed farm life and living in the country and all that went with it. I accepted that our neighbors, however nice lived at distanced spacing’s. But when [ Read More ]

Judicial votes count

Dear Editor: With less than two weeks left before Election Day, I want to remind Ohioans of a new resource to help them with their choice for judge. JudicialVotesCount.org is a nonpartisan website that features biographies of the municipal court candidates running for judge and all the judicial races on the ballot statewide. Knowing that [ Read More ]

Celebrate Medicare’s 50th anniversary by taking action during open enrollment

Dear Editor: Earlier this year, Medicare celebrated its 50th anniversary. For half a century, older Americans and other beneficiaries have set out each fall to choose their Medicare coverage for the year ahead. Nearly 138,000 people here in the Cincinnati area are part of this annual rite of passage for Medicare beneficiaries. Over the summer, [ Read More ]

Tips to ensure a safe and memorable Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-treat is a fun time for kids to get outdoors, enjoy some tasty treats and wear spooky costumes alongside their friends and family. As families take to the streets for an evening of tricking and treating, it is important to take extra precautions to ensure a safe, exciting and memorable occasion. The earlier sunset this [ Read More ]

Ensuring our tax dollars are spent on education, not fraud and abuse

Charter schools now serve 123,000 Ohio students and cost the state approximately $1 billion a year. These schools are supposed to provide new and innovative approaches to educating our children but, because of mismanagement and a few bad apples, Ohio’s charter schools are becoming a national scandal. Since 2001, state auditors have uncovered more than [ Read More ]

Dysfunction exacts a cost

By Lee H. Hamilton Earlier this month, The Economist, the renowned British weekly, ran an editorial advocating an end to the U.S. dollar’s supremacy as the world’s chief currency. The magazine offered several economic motives and one supremely political one. “For how long,” its editors wrote, “will countries be ready to tie their financial systems [ Read More ]

The Creation of “This Old House”! Maybe?

By Rick Houser As I have stated before many times I grew up on a farm in southern Clermont County near Moscow. The home I grew up in was the one I was born in and it was a brick two story farmhouse approximately 150 years old. Our home was solid and had endured many [ Read More ]

Televised city council meetings

By Paul Pfeifer What is the meaning of the word “televise?” That question was at the center of a case that we reviewed here – at the Supreme Court of Ohio – that involved the city of Norton, a town of about 12,000 near Akron. In November 2012, voters in Norton approved adding a new [ Read More ]

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