Opinion Archive

Graduate retention will revive Ohio’s economy

After a full year of double-digit unemployment and more than 200,000 Ohio jobs lost in 2009 alone, it is clear that in the interstate competition for jobs and economic growth, Ohio has fallen vastly behind.

Some reflections on the history of growing older

With coffee cup in hand I sat down on the back porch last Saturday morning, and flipped on the radio. It was 6 a.m. and the NPR station was broadcasting the news live from the BBC in London. I started to change the station but then heard a guy talking about the science of growing old so I listened in.

State of Ohio forfeits $525K for disabled veterans

A state program intended to help disabled veterans re-enter the work force saw its funding slashed by more than $500,000 because state officials fell short of a federal requirement to hire and retain vocational counselors

Amelia school demolition a sad occasion

The second Amelia High School building to be constructed on the site (5 E. Main Street) will be coming down soon. It was built in 1931. The first building on the lot was erected in 1870 and it came down in 1962 after part of its second floor ceiling collapsed, fortunately late at night when no one was in the brick two-story building.

Ole Fisherman finds hive of honey bees in a water meter

Well, last Monday morning Ruth Ann and I were going to go fishing. I charged the batteries up(I thought) we backed the boat into the lake. So before I unhooked the strap, that holds the boat on the trailer, I thought I had better start the motor, guess what? The battery charger had not charged the battery.

The buck stops here

The sign

Lucky is the little boy who has a big sister

My big sister is a year and a half older than me. She is the only big sister I have and I

Last week

The weather sure has been something else, here lately.

There should be a little bit of Thoreau in all of us

Our backyard is like a small park. It is filled with flowers and trees, and a great variety of birds, attracted in part by the 18 birdhouses we

The Senior Services golf scramble was a really good one

The weather has sure been different, the rain we have gotten has been good, but east of us they have gotten up to four inches. The golf scramble, the Clermont Senior Services held last week was a very good one.


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