Opinion Archive

The Bookworm Sez
‘Combat-Ready Kitchen’ tackles where our food comes from

You are hungry. It’s been a long time since you’ve eaten and you’re ready to recruit the family, march to the oven, draft a couple recipes, and attack your plate. And whatever it is you’ll chow on, you can bet the U.S. Military had a hand in it, as you’ll learn in “Combat-Ready Kitchen” by [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Keeping your pet well all year long

Possibly the best and easiest way to keep your pet healthy is through prevention and routine wellness checks. Here at All Creatures Animal Hospital we have developed a wellness program perfect for all cats and dogs and all budgets. But what exactly is a ‘Wellness Program’ and how will it benefit you and your pet?    [ Read More ]

Violating workplace policy

Can a criminal defendant be convicted of attempted felony murder when no death resulted from the attempt? That was the question posed to us – the Ohio Supreme Court – in a case involving a man named Bobby D. Nolan. After a jury trial, Nolan was found guilty of several charges, including felonious assault, possessing [ Read More ]

Rep. Wenstrup administers oath of enlistment at Clermont Co. Fair

At the Clermont County Fair a few weeks ago, I had the honor of administering the oath of enlistment to young men and women volunteering to serve the United States of America in uniform. These recruits don’t know where their responsibilities will take them, but they understand the call to serve their nation.  Service to [ Read More ]

This time was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know— it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulations, and once in a while nudges our social, economic or political order in a meaningful way. But the budget tells the government what to do and makes it possible to do [ Read More ]

Can Ohio families afford to lose affordable power?

By Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. Right now, many Ohio families are struggling financially. And as I look around at these families in need, I wonder how many of them are prepared to pay more for their electricity after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implements a “Clean Power Plan” plan this summer to reduce carbon dioxide [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Mess’ is entertaining, if not full of advice

Once again, you couldn’t find your keys. You were pretty sure you put them down on the kitchen counter. On top of last weeks’ mail. Which you’d laid next to a shirt you bought on sale in April, breakfast dishes from who-knows-when, five plastic bags, and a dead plant. Yeah, your house is cluttered, but [ Read More ]

Families encouraged to take advantage Sales Tax Holiday

I encourage families with back-to-school shopping on the horizon to take advantage of an opportunity that helps stretch their hard-earned money a little further. Ohio’s first-ever Sales Tax Holiday will take place August 7 through August 9 to help families save on clothes and supplies during the back-to-school season. During the three-day sales tax holiday, [ Read More ]

Fighting to reduce the cost of prescription drugs

Just like Medicare – which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last week – prescription drugs have helped Americans live longer and healthier lives. But for too many Americans, the high cost of prescription drugs forces them to choose between taking their full dosage and putting food on the table or keeping their lights on. And drug [ Read More ]

Giving Ohio tire workers a fair shot

The tire and rubber industry has a proud history in Ohio from Akron to Findlay, and beyond. For over one hundred years, generations of Ohio workers have manufactured the tires that drive America. As I see firsthand when I tour Ohio tire factories, these businesses play a major role in our communities, with sons and [ Read More ]

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