Opinion Archive

The Bookworm Sez
‘The Magician’s Lie’ offers a delightful dupe

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Abracadabra. Now you see it. Now you don’t because a good magician knows to hide his props behind his fingers, beneath her clothes, in his pockets. And yet we flock to see that sleight of hand, the illusions, the chance to be awe-struck, entertained, and fooled. Now you see it. Now you [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Feline dental disease should be a big concern for cat owners

By Dr. Dan Meakin Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in cats.  While cavities are the most common dental disease of humans, cats are more frequently affected by tartar buildup on the teeth.  Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately leading to exposure of [ Read More ]

Possession of crack cocaine

By Paul Pfeifer In 2011, the Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 86, which amended the existing law relative to the possession of crack cocaine. The amended law took effect Sept. 30, 2011. A little more than a year earlier – on July 16, 2010 – Amber Limoli was stopped for jaywalking by Officer Brandon Harmon [ Read More ]

Does anybody really know (or care) what time it is?

By George Brown When I was young, very young, time did not exist. Life was not about being here or being there at a certain time. It was about having my biological and emotional needs met. Feed me. Hold me. Nurture me with food, hugs, and soft diapers. I slept when I wanted to sleep, [ Read More ]

Improving water quality in Clermont County

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $600,000 in new federal funds to improve water quality in Clermont County. The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – which Brown helped establish in the 2014 Farm Bill. “EQIP draws on farmers and producers’ local knowledge and networks in [ Read More ]

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 ]

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