Opinion Archive

Troop Box Ministry overwhelmed by generosity

Dear Editor, The Troop Box Ministry has been blessed so much during this Christmas season. So many people have come forth and made donations for our troops. I want to mention the Sardinia Elementary School. The kids decided to collect the candy and donate it to the troops. They gave 5-6 big boxes for us [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
To find love in the New Year, start with yourself

By Terri Schlichenmeyer This is the year when you’ll finally do it. Your New Year’s Resolution is to find love. You’ve vowed to open your heart and your mind and this year, you’re going to do it. But dating is fraught with trouble, so where do you begin? In the new book “Embracing the Love [ Read More ]

Cold weather considerations for your pets and wildlife

By Dr. Dan Meakin Winter can be a very strenuous time for dogs and cats, especially those that live outdoors. There are a number of things you can do to help your pets avoid health problems during the cold months of the year. 1. Outdoor dogs and cats need a dry, insulated pet house or [ Read More ]

Keeping Ohio workers, children out of poverty

By Sherrod Brown Ohioans – many of whom work multiple jobs while taking care of their children – deserve tax relief. And workers who lose their jobs or their pensions due to no fault of their own deserve help with health bills. While this makes sense to most Ohioans, too many Members of Congress may [ Read More ]

Buzzardroost Rock and the legend of Jedidiah Brown

By George Brown Last week fellow hiker Jim Meyer and I had a delicious breakfast at Mamma’s Grill in Williamsburg, then headed east to hit a couple of trails in Adams County. Both of the trails we hiked are part of the Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve, under the umbrella of The [ Read More ]

Defining cohabitation

By Paul Pfeifer In February 2011, a grand jury indicted Jeffrey McGlothan of felonious assault, with a repeat-violent-offender specification, and one count of domestic violence as a result of an incident at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend, Cynthia Robinson. The domestic violence count alleged that McGlothan knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez

By Terri Schlichenmeyer It was admittedly all your fault. Your team almost lost a game because you weren’t wearing your lucky socks. Everybody knows that stuff matters and you didn’t do laundry that week. You remembered it at the beginning of the game, though, and fortunately, you had your lucky hat nearby. Score! We all [ Read More ]

Improving mental healthcare for our veterans

By Rob Portman When our men and women in uniform come home from overseas, they deserve the best possible medical care. Unfortunately, they haven’t always been getting it. And while deficiencies in treating physical wounds have been well documented, there has been far less of a focus on the invisible wounds of war—Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [ Read More ]

Kindness is always appropriate, even if it is not always deserved

By George Brown Think for a moment; who is the kindest person you’ve ever known? Don’t feel badly if you didn’t pick your husband or wife. When I asked Yvonne this question she didn’t pick me. Perhaps she knows me too well. The kindest person I’ve ever known was Pat, a dear friend I worked [ Read More ]

Tampering with evidence

By Paul Pfeifer On the evening of April 18, 2011, two plainclothes narcotic detectives in an unmarked vehicle observed a car travel left of center. Although they weren’t on traffic duty, the officers stopped the car because of the erratic driving. Detective Will Speakman approached the driver – Amanda Straley – who was alone in [ Read More ]

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