Opinion Archive

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DR DAN MEAKIN
Being prepared to care for your pet’s health care needs

By Dr. Dan Meakin No one wants to imagine your pet having a health problem. Pets are family members, now more than ever, and we want to be able to care for them in the same manner. Unexpected health issues can spring up, just as with our human family members, and medical expenses can add [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Adventures at our old Kentucky home – Part IV

By George Brown Over the past few weeks I’ve shared an assortment of memories about adventures at our old Kentucky home in Foster, Ky., but best of all is that those were our children’s toddler years. When we backed the U-Haul truck up the lane (which was an adventure in itself) to unload our meager [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Fixing the Obamacare mistake

By Rob Portan Congress is known to make mistakes. And when it does, it is the duty of those senators and members of Congress who come after to try and fix those mistakes. In the last decade, no mistake has been greater than the one that gave us Obamacare. It was a mistake born of [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENEYER
‘Story of Baseball’ is a unique and fun book you’ll want to catch soon

By Terri Schlichenmeyer No matter where you are, you can remember that sound. You can just about hear it now: that “thwock” that comes when baseball meets bat. That hollow noise, that breathless second before the knowledge that you’ve hit it square, it’s exquisite. Is there anything sweeter than a perfect hit on a summer [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Adventures at our old Kentucky home – Part III

By George Brown When we arrived at our old Kentucky home in Foster, Kentucky in the fall of 1980 we had indoor plumbing that worked splendidly for a whole week. It seems the previous owner thought it would be a good idea to apply a fresh layer of wallpaper to the walls throughout the house, [ Read More ]

BATAVIA BICENTENNIAL
The origins of Batavia and Batavia Township

The Village of Batavia, settled by Europeans in 1797, was established as a town in 1814. Batavia Township was established the following year. The village will celebrate its bicentennial year in 2014, and the Batavia Bicentennial Commission is organizing a celebration, which will center on the newly renovated Batavia Downtown area, where some of the [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘One Summer’ takes you back through the magical dog days of America in ‘27

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your summer wasn’t long enough. For starters, May graduations spilled into June. There were reunions, a July vacation, cookouts in August, work and yard work, ball games, kids’ activities, conferences and yikes, your summer was over before you had a chance to enjoy it. Yep, it was too short – but just [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Adventures at our old Kentucky home – Part II

By George Brown We moved to our old Kentucky home in Foster Kentucky in the fall of 1980. As I shared last week, the original three room house (a kitchen, dining room, and bath were added later) was built in 1842 or ‘43. To put this in perspective our little house on the hill overlooking [ Read More ]

GREGORY SOJKA
Put some ‘skin in the game’ and ROI will follow

By Gregory Sojka Recently I attended an event at Milacron which featured Governor Kasich and I was pleased that both Milacron representatives and the governor cited the machinists apprentice program between Milacron and UC Clermont College as the ideal collaborative model for training manufacturing professionals with job-ready skills. “Skin in the game” is a term [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
This is the time for fiscal responsibility

By Rob Portman These days, Washington lurches from crisis to crisis, causing damage to the American economy and uncertainty for Ohio businesses and families struggling to get back on their feet during the weakest economic recovery since the 1940s. Washington is not getting its work done – over the past four years, the White House [ Read More ]


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