Opinion Archive

Right to counsel

By Paul Pfeifer On Aug. 20, 2009, a jury found Curtis D. Schleiger guilty of felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon. The court imposed a sentence of eight years for the felonious assault, and 18 months on the concealed weapon charge. The sentences were to be served consecutively. Schleiger appealed. The court of appeals [ Read More ]

Stopping foreign competitors from cheating American workers

By Rob Portman With more than 25 percent of factory jobs in Ohio relying on international customers, it is absolutely vital to grow the number of “Made in America” exports in order to protect Ohio workers and create new good paying jobs. However, when our foreign competitors skirt trade laws or manipulate their currency, Ohio [ Read More ]

Standing with Ohio veterans and military families

By Sherrod Brown Few duties are more important than honoring Ohio’s veterans. Just as we invest in and train our men and women during their military service, we must do so when they return to their communities, hang up their uniforms, and embark on the next phase of their lives. In 2008, I was proud [ Read More ]

‘The Trap’ good for kids with imagination, parents needing a quick and decent read

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The summer stretches for miles, and you’ve got plans. You’re going to pack each day with as much fun as you can. It’s gonna be great – although, admit it: by the time summer ends, you’ll be a little bit glad to go back to school, won’t you? That’s the way four [ Read More ]

Governing by crisis isn’t governing at all

By Lee H. Hamilton After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We’re certainly not going to shut down the government or default on the national debt,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared on CBS’s [ Read More ]

Let’s be sure that trade works for Ohio

By Rob Portman With over a quarter of Ohio manufacturing jobs dependent on exports, workers on factory floors across our state benefit when we export world-class ‘Made in America’ products. Workers at Timken in Canton export more than half of their Ohio-made bearings. Auto workers in Northwest Ohio export all over the world, including exporting [ Read More ]

Ole days, ole times, ole friends meet in Moscow

Dear Editor: Spring showers bring May flowers and a reminder: time for Moscow High School’s alumni dinner. Of course, on Moscow’s menu will be ole friends, ole days and ole times. This annual event will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 6 p.m. in the school gym. Newly refurbished after the damage done by [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Ticks carry more than Lyme Disease

By Dr. Dan Meakin Clermont county residents and their pets need to become aware of the most common tick-borne disease in their county. In fact Clermont County has the highest number of cases in Ohio of this disease. I am writing about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). RMSF is carried by the American Dog Tick, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Lizzie and the Last Day of School’ is perfect for kids who love to learn

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Watching your favorite TV show. A mid-afternoon snack. Visiting with Grandpa. Taking a ride on your bike and playing with friends. Those are fun things to do and you really hate to quit doing them. But as Grandma says, all good things must come to an end. Or do they? In the [ Read More ]

New Richmond Church issue

Dear Editor: I never met a lady named Betty I didn’t love; we’ll get to that later. This is the story of a little white church on a hill. The church was the dream of pastor Raymond Thacker and his disciples. New Richmond is like too many Ohio towns where drug abuse and alcoholism destroy [ Read More ]

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