Opinion Archive

How to protect your pets from coyotes

By Carol Cartaino “Yip, yip, yip, yieee!” We hear coyote howls in the dark somewhere nearby, and our heart races. Where is our pet right now, and is he or she safe? Since coyotes have made themselves at home now in every state except Hawaii, and every city, town, and county of every state, this [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Life After Football’ is a must read for all football fans

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your favorite player was out for most of the season. Last fall, he took a hit mid-pass and went down like a sack of rocks. They checked him over, took him off the field, and that was that. He hasn’t been back since. Every now and then, someone mentions him and you [ Read More ]

Are modern sommeliers educators?

By David White I was out past midnight one recent Wednesday, despite a meeting early the next morning. When I headed home, my route took me through Washington, D.C.’s popular 14th Street corridor, where a few bars and restaurants were still open. As I passed Doi Moi, a trendy Southeast Asian restaurant, I noticed that [ Read More ]

The Landlord-Tenant Act

By Paul Pfeifer On June 15, 2007, 16-year-old Lauren Mann visited her friend Michelina Markiewicz at her apartment. Lauren entered the building around noon and left Michelina’s second-floor apartment about 11 p.m. Lauren had to walk down two sets of stairs. Although the lights weren’t working, she continued despite the darkness and successfully descended the [ Read More ]

Countdown to Doomsday

By George Brown If you’re thinking of flying somewhere this summer you might want to avoid scheduling a red-eye flight on the night of June 30. The reason? That’s the night a leap second will be added to international atomic clocks all around the world. The purpose is to keep our clocks, and presumably our [ Read More ]

Expanding health coverage for Ohioans

By Sherrod Brown Since its creation in 1965, Medicaid – a joint federal and state program – has provided low-cost health insurance to Ohio’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, physically disabled, and children. Beginning in 2014, the health law gave each state the opportunity to expand its Medicaid program to also cover working families and [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Girl on the Train’ a classic whodunit for mystery mavens

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Off the beaten tracks. That’s where the house is, the one that catches your fancy whenever you pass by. To your eye, it’s unique and whoever lives there must be interesting. They probably have tons of friends and fabulous lives – and in the new book “The Girl on the Train” by [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Seniors pets are the best

By Dr. Dan Meakin Senior pets are the best!  You know them well, they know you even better, and they are worth their weight in gold for these reasons.  They’re also worth special care to keep them well and happy for as long as possible.  Appropriate health care can add years to the life of your pet as [ Read More ]

Obstructed breathing

By Paul Pfeifer Arthur Grashel worked as a machinist for the Kelsey Hayes Company – an automobile parts manufacturer – when he filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2001 that was allowed for hypersensitivity pneumonitis (in which the lungs become inflamed from breathing foreign substances, such as chemicals) and hypersensitivity-induced reactive upper-airway disease (a wheezing, [ Read More ]

Recipes for the New Year from Brown’s America test kitchen

By George Brown It was way too cold to be out on the trail this past week so I decided to spend some time enjoying one of my other hobbies, cooking. The mere mention of my being in the kitchen might bring to mind the misfortune I encountered from (thoughtfully I still contend) rearranging the [ Read More ]

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