Opinion Archive

MATT BEAMER
Thank you, Union Township

I would like to thank my family, friends and voters for your support again. Experience does matter to the taxpayers. I’m just thrilled with the results. We will continue the forward motion that started four years ago. I look forward to the opening of new Eastgate Brew and View, the new Mercy Health, the expansion [ Read More ]

ERIC FERRY
Thank you, Miami Township

I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to the residents of Miami Township who voted on November 3rd. The duties of the Fiscal Officer have significant and serious responsibilities, and it is an honor and privilege to be able to continue to serve the citizens of Miami Township in that capacity. [ Read More ]

JOE UECKER
Honoring Service and Sacrifice this Veterans Day

Veterans Day began in 1919 as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of the First World War. On November 11, 1918 the Allied Nations and Germany agreed to end hostilities, paving the way for the Treaty of Versailles to officially end World War I. Following World War II, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
The truth about bloodwork

By Dr. Dan Meakin Have you ever wondered why your veterinarian recommends bloodwork on your pet if they aren’t showing signs of illness? This article is designed to demystify that recommendation and help you better understand how important lab work is to our cherished pets. Pets, unlike most humans, are masters at hiding signs of illness [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The EPA’s Clean Power plan oversteps federal authority

By Terry Jarrett The quest for cleaner energy is one of the great challenges of the 21stCentury, and has fueled many “green” initiatives in recent years. But something troubling is coming down the pike now that the Obama Administration has announced its new “Clean Power Plan” (CPP). In a full-speed-ahead quest to lower carbon dioxide [ Read More ]

MARK CALITRI
Who stole Wonder Woman and who stole Evel Knievel?

Did you grow up in a time with great role models and heroes? A time when people and TV shows portrayed solid values and exemplified reaching higher levels and going farther than we dreamed possible. Did you grow up with Wonder Women and Evil Knievel, heroes who fought for truth, justice, and the American way? [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Health Insurance open enrollment

Since 2013, more than 800,000 Ohioans have obtained insurance coverage through the health law – many for the first time. And starting on Sunday, November 1st, you can enroll in a new plan or change your coverage on the health exchange. It is clear that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working. Because of the [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
He always had my vote

There have been many changes in the years passed since the 50s and 60s. One such area would be in the approach to politics. Nobody please get in an uproar as I’m not headed toward preaching. But when I was a boy living in Washington Township which was a very rural area and at that [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Nine Lives’ is convoluted, but deliciously creepy

“Aha! There you are!” How many times have you said that in your lifetime? A dozen times playing hide-and-seek; a hundred times looking for lost possessions; weekly, when living with someone who’s mobile and active. There you are! The search is complete unless, as in the new mystery, “Nine Lives” by Wendy Corsi Staub, the [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
The Marshall Brothers Part 4: HALLOWEEN!

As I have said in past writings I grew up on a farm in a very rural area just a few miles removed from the Ohio River. I enjoyed farm life and living in the country and all that went with it. I accepted that our neighbors, however nice lived at distanced spacing’s. But when [ Read More ]


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