Opinion Archive

Addressing Infant Mortality on World Prematurity Day

By Sherrod Brown The birth of a child is a cause for celebration. For most families, a new baby brings feelings of excitement and anticipation for the future. Unfortunately, one in every nine babies born in the United States is premature. For these families, the exciting new challenges of feedings and changings may quickly be [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Red Berries’ perfect for girls 9-12

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Have you ever had to move? If you have, you know the drill: toys in one box, clothes in another. Boxes everywhere, filled with dishes and towels, and things that will need to be put away in the new house. It’s a mess, but it’s kinda fun. A move from California to [ Read More ]

Ohio Supreme Court hears case dealing with military retirement benefits

By Paul Pfeifer Do unvested military retirement benefits count as assets to be considered in a divorce? That’s the question that came before us – the Ohio Supreme Court – in the divorce case of Christen and Sean Daniel. Christen and Sean were married in 1995. They had three children, who were aged 13, 11, [ Read More ]

It’s a fine little $5000 table

By George Brown “George, can you help me carry this in?” Yvonne was calling to me from the garage, as she often does when she returns from shopping at the Peppermint Pig. The “Pig”, as I refer to it, is but one of the dozen or so thrift stores Yvonne regularly visits within a 50 [ Read More ]

Honoring the noble service of Ohio’s Veterans

By Sherrod Brown On Veterans Day, we pause to remember those who have fought to preserve the rights we hold dear. This year marks the 60th observance of Veterans Day and the 95th anniversary of Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of the First World War. While the heroes of World War I are no [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
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 ]

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