Opinion Archive

October is Farm to School Month

By Elisha Smith elishas@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs October is National Farm to School month (#F2SMonth). “Farm to School” refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat. The more local foods we serve our kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight, and only [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘The Shift’ will give you a new appreciation for nurses

Nobody likes being poked. Nobody woke up this morning and said, “Cut into me and make me hurt for a month.” No one asks for misery, nausea, aching pain, bedpans, stitches, needles, or risk. But there it is: it happens. And if it does, after reading “The Shift” by Theresa Brown, RN, you’ll know exactly [ Read More ]

Cedron covered bridge

Dear Sir, Looking at the article FLASHBACKS, dated Thursday, September 17, 2015, the explanation doesn’t fit the picture. The picture of the Cedron Covered Bridge is not the Cedron Covered Bridge. The Cedron Covered Bridge was a much longer span. Looking at this picture, this bridge isn’t a covered bridge, but just a simple span [ Read More ]

Good Old Days not always

When I think back on my childhood I recall so many fond and unforgettable people, places and events. Now when looking back I refer to them as the good old days and for the most part and they were. However one part of those days was anything but good and that was an outside bathroom. [ Read More ]

What do we mean by the term ‘Representative Government?’

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discussion will be insightful and thought-provoking, but there’s a good chance you’ll also find a lot of it vague and hard to pin down. There’s a reason for this. Even our [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Eye-Popping Oddities’ provides entertainment for kids and adults

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Just kidding. You’ve said that before, a dozen times. Maybe you’ve even heard it today from someone who’s joking with you, poking you, teasing you with something that’s so outrageous you can’t wrap your head around it. But here: you’re no fool, so maybe it’s time to look at the new book, [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Pet nutrition

One aspect of canine care and keeping that is the most misunderstood is that of proper nutrition. Many people feel that dogs need some variety to their diet, but the fact is that dogs thrive on consistency in their diets. Variety in the diet is entirely unnecessary, and is in fact how a number of [ Read More ]

Pierce Fire Levy is the right choice for residents

By Douglas W. Thomson In this era of flat wages and increasing homeowner expenses, any levy proposal should be reviewed with great scrutiny. For the November election, Pierce Township has proposed a 2.1 mil Fire and Life Squad levy. Should this levy be supported? The Beckjord power station closure created a significant funding gap for [ Read More ]

Going to the Hop

By Rick Houser When I was growing up on Fruit Ridge Road and attending Moscow school, life on the farm could get lonely at times. As I grew in age and was heading into junior high school I found I was really wanting to be around kids my age more and more. When helping on [ Read More ]

Ohioans shouldn’t have to choose between their health and their jobs

By Sherrod Brown Last week we celebrated Labor Day, and we welcomed an important step forward for American workers, with the President’s announcement that federal contractors will be required to provide up to seven days in paid sick leave. This is wonderful news for some 300,000 Americans – but it doesn’t go nearly far enough. [ Read More ]

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