Opinion Archive

ROB PORTMAN
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 ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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
DR. DAN MEAKIN
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
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘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 ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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 ]

JOHN HUSTED
If you like food, thank a farmer

By John Husted In Ohio, agriculture is king. While our state has a diverse and growing economy, there is no doubt that agriculture is Ohio’s number-one industry. The word agriculture commonly conjures up images of hard, physical labor in a field and dusty barns, but work in the modern agriculture industry is quite different. While [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Guaranteeing Ohioans are getting paid sick leave

By Sherrod Brown Each day, workers across the country face impossible dilemmas. Do they go into work knowing the risks to their own health and to others around them, or do they stay home and lose a paycheck? Do they send a sick child to school, knowing they’re risking the health of their daughter and [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Listen’ is perfect for moms-to-be

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Safe. That’s what you would’ve been, if you’d just paid attention to your mother. You wouldn’t have caught your death of cold or poked someone’s eye out. You’d never even bother looking for money trees. Accidents would be free of dirty undies, and you’d have nice things. But nooooo, you didn’t heed [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
The backpack adventures – A mysterious encounter at Chichen Itza

By George Brown It seems like ancient history now, but in late 2011 and early 2012, many believed the great Apocalypse would occur on December 21, 2012. If not the Apocalypse, they were certain that a dreadful cataclysmic event would occur forever changing life or earth as we know it. This prediction, you may recall, [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Protecting Ohio jobs from Unfair Trade

By Sherrod Brown At forums I’ve held across our state, Ohioans have made clear their opinions on unfair foreign trade deals. This week I echoed your voices loud and clear in Washington: the last thing we need is another NAFTA. Ohioans have felt the painful effects of these bad deals for years. This month I [ Read More ]


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