Register Herald- RSS opinion Feed http://registerherald.com/section/opinion http://registerherald.com/section/opinion Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:41:02 EST 1800 Addressing infant mortality http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50399206/Addressing-infant-mortality According to humanitarian organization Save the Children, the United States has the highest first-day death rate for infants among industrialized countries – more than 11,000 babies die within 24 hours of their birth each year. It's... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:04:16 EST Things to remember as they head back to school http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50399277/Things-to-remember-as-they-head-back-to-school WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following column:With school starting back up for most students in our area, there are a few things I'd like you to keep in mind this year. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:04:12 EST Not living up to responsibilities http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50400543/Not-living-up-to-responsibilities Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:03:19 EST Expect more jobs, success in region http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50310900/Expect-more-jobs-success-in-region When I first joined the Ohio Senate nearly four years ago, our unemployment rate was almost in the double digits, Ohio had lost 350,000 jobs in four years, and business closures were becoming all too common. Today, jobs are returning, our family and... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:32:06 EST Don’t forget about the economics of immigration reform http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50310684/Dont-forget-about-the-economics-of-immigration-reform The crisis on the border might be dominating the headlines when it comes to immigration. It's an important aspect of the issue, no doubt, but it should not be our only focus when it comes to improving our broken system. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:19:05 EST A Do-Something House http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50239732/A-Do-Something-House WASHINGTON, DC – It began as the following question: Are we keeping track of all the jobs bills that House Republicans have passed?Soon, that question became a list. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:31:09 EST Ulrich gives thanks for picnic supporters http://registerherald.com/news/opinion/50317903/Ulrich-gives-thanks-for-picnic-supporters Editor:Well, the Twin Valley Community came through with flying colors once again. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:09:08 EST The Journey Home http://registerherald.com/news/letters/50243486/The-Journey-Home Editor: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:42:03 EST Combating infant mortality in Ohio http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50241544/Combating-infant-mortality-in-Ohio Most babies grow to live full and long lives, but infant mortality is a tragedy that too many Ohio families face. Infant mortality, which refers to any baby that passes away before their first birthday, is a horror that affects more people in Ohio... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:14:10 EST Ordinary Ohioans doing extraordinary things http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50164628/Ordinary-Ohioans-doing-extraordinary-things COLUMBUS — Turn on the news or open a paper and it seems as though the world is falling apart. From gridlock in Washington to chaos in the Middle East to war and tragedy in eastern Ukraine, bad news dominates the airwaves. But I am privileged in... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:51:07 EST Boehner announces Open Door sessions http://registerherald.com/news/othercommentary/50167892/Boehner-announces-Open-Door-sessions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) recently announced the 8th District Open Door schedule for the week of August 4, 2014. The Open Door program gives constituents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a member of... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:45:10 EST Improving veterans’ health care http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50093085/Improving-veterans-health-care Last week, I introduced Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The next day, the Committee –13 other senators... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:42:07 EST Cracking down on human trafficking http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50093030/Cracking-down-on-human-trafficking My wife Debbie and I raised two daughters, and, like any parent, the stories of suffering and pain that follow from human trafficking crimes weigh heavily on me. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:39:03 EST Honoring Our Vow to America’s Veterans http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/300991/Honoring-Our-Vow-to-Americas-Veterans In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and ensure that our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays. The great majority of VA... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:35:14 EST Pieratt family says thank you http://registerherald.com/news/othercommentary/304829/Pieratt-family-says-thank-you Editor:On behalf of the Steve Pieratt family, we would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in the 6th annual “Ratt Race” on Saturday, July 12. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:36:15 EST Skills gap still exists http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5272455/Skills-gap-still-exists There's a skills gap in our country that is preventing unemployed Americans from filling available jobs. Legislation I authored is going to help close that gap. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:36:05 EST PCHS says ‘thanks’ to supporters http://registerherald.com/news/editorial/5272530/PCHS-says-thanks-to-supporters Editor: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:35:10 EST Obama has ‘circumvented’ the American people http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5272349/Obama-has-circumvented-the-American-people Over the past five years, President Obama has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:35:07 EST All-American made flags http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5274543/All-American-made-flags As we celebrated Independence Day last week, Americans took time to honor and celebrate our great nation. One way we can continue to express our patriotism is to support American workers and businesses. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:34:08 EST Township gives thanks for help with tornado siren http://registerherald.com/news/letters/5271279/Township-gives-thanks-for-help-with-tornado-siren Editor: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:34:06 EST