Even though we have nine more fun-filled days of 2014 to experience, this is my final opportunity to sum up the year while it is still, you know, the year.
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...
One of my most important jobs is to advocate for working families in Ohio. Middle-class families have felt squeezed by the number of jobs going overseas, especially in the manufacturing sector. A report released last week from the Economic Policy...
By Jim McGuireContributing columnist
Buyers and sellers develop a natural sense of excitement as a transaction's closing date nears. While most aspects should run smoothly, it's wise to be prepared for unexpected delays. Anticipating potential problems before they develop...
Editor's Note: This letter is in reference to a story that ran in the Troy Daily News on Saturday, Dec. 20, where a Hook teacher, students were acknowledged for collecting items for those in need.
The Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph, Dec. 16, 2014
The Plain Dealer, Dec. 14It's unconscionable for Ohio's elected officials to disregard transparency and medical ethics in order to continue executing death-row inmates.
The volunteers on the Covington Outreach Association Christmas Committee have been as busy as the elves in Santa's workshop as they prepare for the annual Adopt-a-Child for Christmas program. This year, the program will serve 174 Covington...
Dec. 10, Paris (Tennessee) Post-Intelligencer on president getting political snub:The sad thing about President Barack Obama's visit Tuesday to Nashville was the complete politicization of the occasion.
PETER LEONARD, Associated Press
The (Toledo) Blade, Dec. 15
In college, my three roommates and I had a beautiful Christmas tree set up right next to the couch we pulled from a Dumpster and the pile of dirty dishes we never could manage to get into the kitchen.
To The Editor:It seems laudable that Senator Sherrod Brown would write legislation to keep track of stillbirths and SIDS in Ohio.
What is happening in Missouri and New York is not just about race. A larger explanation exists.It's the overarching thing I call “Occupiers' Psychosis.”
Now that all the commotion has died down, maybe we can take a logical, realistic look at this whole college football playoff thing.Then again, maybe not.
To the Editor:If there ever was a fool at Christmas, I guess you could say I was one of the biggest ones to ever celebrate the day — or should I say, thought he was celebrating the day.
Last week I, along with seventy other school administrators from the Dayton area, attended a meeting conducted by Dr. John Richard, Associate Superintendent of the Division of Accountability and Quality Schools from the Ohio Department of Education...
To the Editor:Monday night, Dec. 15 council meeting.
Dec. 9, Tampa (Florida) Tribune on Russia:
The phone rings.Seller: Hello?Caller: Hi, is this the for sale by owner?Seller: Yes, it is. How can I help you?Caller: Can you tell me about your home?
Dec. 10, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on work and wages:
First let me start out on an unrelated note. It's Dec. 13, 2014.12, 13, 14.
The Vindicator, Dec. 8
To the Editor:The United Way of Troy's annual campaign is nearing the end and we need your help!
News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, on the CIA:
To the Editor:
Letter to the Editor:
The Columbus Dispatch, Dec. 6A state legislator's proposal to require toy guns to be brightly colored or marked with fluorescent strips might make Ohioans feel as if they are “doing something.”
With Christmas only two weeks away, the spirit of the holidays finally feels tangible.
By Lu NelsenCenter for Rural Affairs
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.
Only a few months ago, President Barack Obama announced the good news that our combat role in Afghanistan — the longest war in U.S. history — would finally end by New Year's Day.Put away that champagne.
Dec. 1, China Daily on more HIV/AIDS awareness needed:
In the Palm(er) of your hand
When my friend Rex, he of the “I don't mean this bad” infamy, suggested a vacation we agreed this was a splendid idea. Rex, his nephew Jordan, Steve, and I have traveled together for over 10 years and have managed to remain on good...
To the Editor:About Friday's “Speak up about the marina” editorial letter:
December arrives, autumn draws to a close, and two weeks hence, winter — the season — will make its official debut. But I'll also agree, winter — the weather — arrived, and in fine early fettle, some time back.
Dec. 3, Wall Street Journal on President Obama's immigration bait:
To the Editor:The Miami Valley Veterans Museum would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses for their support during its Nov. 8, 2014, Quarters for Our Quarters Auction.
To the Editor:This past year in particular, we have seen tremendous discrepancies in equal justice when police interact with young African-Americans.
To the Editor:This is about the stadium issue: stay in the park or remove to the high school.
The Marietta Times, Nov. 28
By Holly McElwee
Dec. 3, Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, on oil prices:
By Wyatt FraasCenter for Rural Affairs
To the Editor:My response to the item that was written by Sharon Bledsoe in Monday's paper.
Last weekend my sister and my two nephews joined us for Thanksgiving Day weekend. In delightful fashion, the trio of boys under the age of 10 brought healthy doses of entertainment during their extended stay at Grandma's house in the...
Nov. 26, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Ferguson decision:
By David BeseckerGuest Columnist