Opinion Archive

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
Mums can be hardy perennials

By Steve Boehme Have you planted hardy mums that never came back the next year? You’re not alone; most fall mums are “throwaways”, but it is possible to permanently add mums to your perennial garden. One secret to success is to buy them before they bloom and plant them right away. The sooner you plant [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR DAN MEAKIN
At last – A formula to rid your pet of skunk scent!

By Dr. Dan Meakin You’d think that if you discovered the hands-down, bar-none best way for dealing with a pet who has been skunked, you’d be able to sell your formula for a tidy sum and be set for life, right? Wrong. At least, that’s not the way it worked for chemist Paul Krebaum, who [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Descendents of the pilgrims are alive and well

By George Brown A small band of the descendants of Mayflower pilgrim Edward Doty gathered in Columbus a couple of weeks ago for the annual “Doty Cousins Reunion.” For many years two of my cousins have faithfully planned this event, which is annually attended by various cousins of the four daughters of Robert T. Doty, [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
How can my office help you?

By Sherrod Brown Some of my office’s most critical work has nothing to do with votes cast on the Senate floor. As your senator, my most important job is serving you and helping constituents cut through red tape when dealing with the federal government. That means helping seniors access the Social Security benefits they have [ Read More ]

BRAD WENSTRUP
Intelligent reforms to the intelligence communities

By Brad Wenstrup Current events remind us of a long-standing and important debate surrounding national security and personal privacy. Twenty-first century technologies heighten that debate. And while these technologies can save untold numbers of lives on the battlefield and here at home, they can also potentially threaten our cherished right to privacy. While I oppose [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Protecting the Legacy of America’s Sportsmen

By Rob Portman There is no greater friend of conservation and no greater protector of the natural treasures of our country than America’s sportsmen. Every year, sportsmen pump billions of dollars into the economy. At the same time, they provide the money through taxes and fees that fund wildlife officers and conservation efforts in national [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
Midsummer perennials put on quite a show

By Steve Boehme Midsummer is a time of year when flower gardens can look their absolute best. Nature’s most colorful flowers reach their peak during the hot months of August. Since most gardeners buy flowers during the spring, it’s easy to miss this showy period because spring-flowering perennials are finished blooming by now. For summer [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
The Man with a Violin is a great book for kids

By Terri Schlichnmeyer Did you see that? Chances are, you see lots of things that grown-ups don’t. First of all, you’re down closer to the ground and adults are way up high. And then, remember, big people move faster and are always busy, while you’ve got more time to look around. Your eyes see all [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Trip to Findlay Market sparks memories of childhood meals

By George Brown Back in the mid-1970s, when I was a street social worker in Over the Rhine, my office was right around the corner from Findlay Market. I frequented the Market and even got to know some of the vendors, but after leaving that position time and opportunity to visit the Market slipped away. [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Working to reduce the backlog and serve veterans

By Sherrod Brown Recently, I had the honor of meeting with Ohio veterans in Toledo, Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Youngstown. These heroes who have made tremendous sacrifices for our country do not ask for much in return – just the benefits they have earned and deserve. Yet, like many other veterans, each veteran I met [ Read More ]


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