Opinion Archive

Vocational Restrictions

Sherwood Lacroix was injured on Sept. 7, 2003, while working for GMRI, Inc., a company that owns several restaurant chains. Lacroix did a bit of everything at his job – he worked as a dishwasher, a baker and he performed maintenance for the company. He was only 26 years old when his injury occurred. After [ Read More ]

We got live entertainment

As I have said my dad not only cared for his farm but he share cropped many of the farms near us. Each place was unique and a place of curious interest for me to study. However there was one farm that topped any and all the farms I ever farmed or that Dad ever [ Read More ]

The dreaded customer service menu tree should be illegal

Does anyone else hate customer service menu trees? Recently, after trying to use my credit card, it was declined. I knew this wasn’t correct because I didn’t have a balance. I told the employee behind the desk there was a mistake. I got the standard “Sure, that’s what they all say” response. Feeling embarrassed, I [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Novel will have more meaning to Boomers

Things can change in an instant. It only takes a minute to catch a mistake, a blink for disaster to occur, a heartbeat to alter history. When it’s over, you wonder how things happened so fast: a second, two shakes of a lamb’s tail or, as in the new book by Howard Means, just “67 [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker: Shor Park

Don’t let the plain appearance of Shor Park fool you, there is a lot of nature going on there. Located at 4659 Tealtown Rd., Milford, OH, it is easy to miss the entrance driving by. There is a sign marking the park, and a nicely paved parking lot, but little else to draw one’s attention [ Read More ]

Are lawsuits necessary to determine which public restrooms we should use?

I am beginning to wonder if North Carolina has gone crazy. Last February, Charlotte, North Carolina passed an ordinance allowing LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people to use the public restroom that matched their gender. During a special session a month later, North Carolina’s General Assembly passed House Bill 2 (HB2), which North Carolina [ Read More ]

We even took the short cut

I have given the location of Fruit Ridge Road and approximately where our farm was located on this road. Our place sat about 3 miles from the Corporation limits of Moscow located on the Ohio River just below State Route 52. When we are riding in a car time and distance can feel so much [ Read More ]

There’s too much secrecy in government

We have a secrecy problem. This may seem odd to say during an era in which the most intimate details of individuals’ lives are on display. Yet government is moving behind closed doors, and this is definitely the wrong direction. In fact, I’m dismayed by how often public officials fight not to do the public’s [ Read More ]

Working to create jobs and level the playing field for Ohio workers

My top priority in the Senate is to help create more and better Ohio jobs, with higher wages and benefits. Fair and balanced trade with more exports, while cracking down on unfair imports, will help keep good jobs here—and create new ones. Part of the answer is to level the playing field on exports and [ Read More ]

Meals on Wheels: Providing comfort and nutrition for Ohio’s seniors

Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers work tirelessly every day to provide nutritious meals and comfort for Ohio’s seniors. Again this year, I was honored to accompany Meals on Wheels team members, helping to deliver meals in Brown County during the 14th Annual March for Meals campaign. March for Meals is a national campaign which [ Read More ]

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