Editor: Our hearts have been saddened in recent weeks with the terrible tragedy in Sandy Hook, Conn. The event has sparked much dialogue in the media and in our communities about this event. Government leaders, school districts personnel, psychologists, newspaper and news media professionals and religious leaders have discussed excellent ways to prevent such tragedies […]
Editor: We are reminded several times daily that a fiscal cliff looms threateningly in our future. There are two opposing views about the way to avert disaster. Anybody with a reasonable degree of mastery of his mental faculties who was driving a car speeding toward a cliff should be concerned with finding a way to […]
Editor: Interesting story by Alan Guebert (Did Mississippi Farm Bureau railroad state director, Nov. 29) regarding Mississippi farm bureau state director Fred Stokes and his Kansas City news conference. His comments regarding the lawsuit against the USDA and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board about the beef checkoffs were not that far out of line. But, he […]
Editor Why is it that in our society, when abuse occurs, the first thought that comes to mind is “What did the victim do to deserve it?” In the case of rape, we ask what was the woman wearing? In the case of child abuse, what did the child do to push the adult to […]
Editor: I am currently a student at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and I wanted to shed light on a controversial topic of agriculture I believe many people do not understand. The topic is the use of pesticides in growing and managing plants. I feel many people have outdated ideas about […]
Editor: Watch out America; there is a funeral coming for the American dream. Our children won’t be better off financially than us. We’ve reached the point where the number of people dependent on government benefits is approaching the number of people paying for these benefits. Our children will be saddled with debt incurred from all […]
Editor: Now that the registration of animals has passed, the danger of this bill has started. One group — the ODNR — stated you don’t have to register certain animals. ODA stated yes you do. Grouping of animals that are not listed in SB 310 are added. Yet if any animals are added it is […]
Editor: While I have my own personal disputes with Obamacare, I believe it is imperative to keep religion out of government matters ( “Administration ignores our First Amendment rights, Oct. 25). I agree that some legislation may be an imposition on personal religion but it is very hypocritical to justify your reasoning based on your […]
Obama has improved health care coverage, saved the U.S. auto industry, lowered student debt: Reader thinks there’s a lot more he can do if re-elected.
Reader: If the RFS waiver is granted, the negative impact on Ohio’s agriculture and ethanol industry will be overwhelming
Landowner says: We don’t have a problem with the natural gas storage field, but we do have a problem with Columbia Gas and NiSource claiming they own our minerals.
Editor: Our first amendment right of freedom of religion was trampled on by the current administration. They approved the edict from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, making mandatory health insurance coverage of medication and procedures that are against the teachings of my church. [As part of the health-care reform law some] Catholic-based […]
Editor: One year after the tragic incident of Zanesville, I would say that Ohio has not taken a step forward but a giant step backwards. Legislation forced upon Ohio citizens was neither for the benefit of the public nor the animals. SB310 does not protect the public nor will it stop another incident from occurring. […]
Editor: I read with mixed thoughts, the commentary, “The jobs are there, the education is not” (Sept. 27, 2012 issue). Yes, education and learning is important, if for no other reason but to keep the mind from becoming stale and one-sided. But education should not be a criteria for not getting a job. What is […]
Editor: Ohio is one of the least protective states regarding animal care. Why does the Senate in Ohio refuse to realize this? It is a known fact cruelty to children and cruelty to animals go hand in hand. Is this really the reputation Ohio wants to promote to the rest of the country? Many years […]
Editor: Bryan Wolfe was tragically killed in a machinery accident Aug. 7, 2012, on his farm in Rome, Ohio. Bryan one of the last of the small dairy farmers, who knew his cows so well that they weren’t even tagged. Bryan’s passion for his cows forced him into equally passionate political activism. He believed that […]
Dear Editor, It seems to be that evety good person’s goal is to contribute something positive to society, and that evety town hopes to claim that famous achiever as its own. The most important person from Youngstown, however, has been denied his due fame. I’m referring to our great educator William Holmes McGuffey. He was […]
Our constitutional rights are being stripped by a billionaire company by the name of Enterprise, out of Texas, for the sole purpose of profit.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee did the right thing when it approved a farm bill that contains much-needed change in federal dairy programs, including provisions outlined in the Dairy Security Act. Dairy farmers in the Upper Midwest will benefit from these changes.
Remember Civics 101 where they taught us about the ‘checks and balances’ in our three branches of government — executive, legislative and judicial? Apparently, John Kasich needs a refresher course in state government. Senate Bill 310 (the exotic animal bill we’ve heard so much about) is supposed to address the issues of public safety and […]