Register Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:43:14 EST 1800 Writer questions ‘lost’ ballots http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150312631/Writer-questions-lost-ballots Editor: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:47:26 EST Solving our spending problem key to saving medicare http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150313016/Solving-our-spending-problem-key-to-saving-medicare This time of year, many seniors in our area have questions about Medicare, as Medicare Open Enrollment is from now until December 7. That's why my office stands ready to assist any constituents who may have questions about the Medicare Open... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:47:19 EST Protecting Consumers from the Dangers of Powdered Caffeine http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150310261/Protecting-Consumers-from-the-Dangers-of-Powdered-Caffeine In May, Dennis and Kate Stiner faced a tragedy that no parent should have to endure. Their son Logan – a student athlete at Keystone High School in LaGrange, who planned on attending the University of Toledo this fall – died from ingesting... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:47:16 EST Ohio leading way to American energy independence http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150311275/Ohio-leading-way-to-American-energy-independence Last month, I organized an energy jobs fair in Belmont County, joining Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to help connect over thirty companies with people from all over Eastern Ohio. People came because they were interested in being... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:47:11 EST Lessons learned now help mold players for the future http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150230776/Lessons-learned-now-help-mold-players-for-the-future Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That's what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:11 EST Ready to assist veterans http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150148284/Ready-to-assist-veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hearing directly from veterans in our own region on the veterans' benefit claims backlog is what led to my pressing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for answers and accountability years ago. Our veterans deserve... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:50:07 EST Constitution made ‘only for a moral and religious people’ http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150148010/Constitution-made-only-for-a-moral-and-religious-people Editor: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:37:06 EST Recognizing National Newspaper Week http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150126843/Recognizing-National-Newspaper-Week Forgive us if we're not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:02:06 EST Gratis Twp. Trustees explain levy need http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150126231/Gratis-Twp.-Trustees-explain-levy-need Editor:The Gratis Township Trustees have placed on the ballot this November, a 1 mill levy for Road and Bridge improvements. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:24:08 EST Election letter deadline near http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150070771/Election-letter-deadline-near Deadline for original letters regarding the Tuesday, Nov. 4, General Election, will be this Friday, Oct. 10. Last date for print publication of election letters will be noon, Wednesday, Oct. 15. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:25:08 EST Reset America’s economic foundation http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50783595/Reset-Americas-economic-foundation WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you look at America's economy, it's flat – it hasn't been growing as it should. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 16:03:11 EST Farewell to a forest friend http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50782002/Farewell-to-a-forest-friend And the leaves that are green turn to brown, these words penned by Paul Simon, aptly describe the ever- changing fall landscape here in Preble County. The crops are maturing and the trees in the woodlands are putting on their yearly show. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:44:14 EST Treating opiate addiction in Ohio communities http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50163893/Treating-opiate-addiction-in-Ohio-communities Addiction to opioids, like prescription painkillers and heroin, has increased significantly in the past few years, devastating communities across Ohio – rural, suburban, and urban. In 2012, a record 1,914 Ohioans died from accidental drug... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:37:18 EST MHRB & Suicide Coalition offer thanks http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150045309/MHRB--Suicide-Coalition-offer-thanks Editor:The Walk to Remember, Walk for Hope committee thanks the following sponsors for their support of the fourth annual Preble County Suicide Awareness Walk: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:37:15 EST An update on library funding http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150046128/An-update-on-library-funding Editor: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:37:13 EST ‘Heads up, taxpayers’ http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150046192/Heads-up-taxpayers Editor:Just a little heads up for Preble County taxpayers, two big money issues are on the taxpayers' table. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:34:06 EST Commissioners’ Corner http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50719705/Commissioners-Corner Congratulations to the Pork Festival Committee and the many volunteers for another successful Preble County Pork Festival. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:24:09 EST Postal carriers say ‘thanks’ for donations http://registerherald.com/news/letters/50716508/Postal-carriers-say-thanks-for-donations Editor:Thank you very much to all of our customers who made donations to our food drive on Saturday, May 10. A total of 2,300 pounds of food was collected in the Eaton and Camden areas. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:24:07 EST Senior Edition http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50635311/Senior-Edition EATON — We are celebrating National Senior Center month at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, using the 2014 theme Experts at Living Well. Senior Centers provide a vital service in our communities. Across the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:40:07 EST Making corporate taxes fair, competitive http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50536524/Making-corporate-taxes-fair-competitive WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, Burger King Worldwide announced a merger with Canadian restaurant Tim Hortons, creating one of the largest fast-food operations in the world. While Burger King will continue to be based out of Miami, it will make... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:39:16 EST