Register Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:06:36 EST 1800 Keeping Our Addicted Ohioans Alive and On a Path to Treatment http://registerherald.com/news/editorial/152626741/Keeping-Our-Addicted-Ohioans-Alive-and-On-a-Path-to-Treatment Ohio has seen its unintentional drug poisonings rise by 366 percent from 2000 to 2012. Prescription drug overdoses are now the number one cause of accidental death in our state, surpassing car accidents. In 2012 alone, Ohio saw 686 of its citizens die... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:07:00 EST PCPH has new website http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152753529/PCPH-has-new-website EATON — Preble County Public Health is proud to announce the launch of our new website, www.preblecountyhealth.org! In an effort to expand on our mission to Prevent, Promote, & Protect the public's health in Preble County, we hope that... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:06:58 EST SAK testing initiative is resolving old cases http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152753567/SAK-testing-initiative-is-resolving-old-cases Victims of sexual assault whose attackers were never caught or even identified deserve the chance to heal and to have confidence those attackers will face justice. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:06:57 EST Healthy start begins in pregnancy http://registerherald.com/news/editorial/152753585/Healthy-start-begins-in-pregnancy Giving our children a healthy start in life begins with healthy pregnancies. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:06:56 EST April is Alcohol Awareness Month http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152753485/April-is-Alcohol-Awareness-Month EATON — Each April, the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (NCADD) works to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:06:54 EST Juvenile sex offender case affirmed http://registerherald.com/news/editorial/152635366/Juvenile-sex-offender-case-affirmed On December 12, 2011, a youngster we'll refer to as I.A. was adjudicated delinquent in juvenile court. (Being “adjudicated delinquent” in juvenile court is roughly equivalent to being found guilty in adult court.) I.A. was 14 when he... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:12:09 EST ‘Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle’ during National Nutrition Month http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152496036/Bite-into-a-Healthy-Lifestyle-during-National-Nutrition-Month EATON — An eating pattern that meets people's nutrient needs within calorie limits is vital to maintaining good health and quality of life. That's why Preble County Public Health is joining the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:26:55 EST Reeder shares message to leaders http://registerherald.com/news/letters/152495866/Reeder-shares-message-to-leaders Editor:The following is a copy of an e-mail I sent to Speaker John Boehner and Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown.“To the Honorable: Congressman John Boehner, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Sherrod Brown: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:26:52 EST Sunshine Laws Ensure Government Transparency http://registerherald.com/news/opinion/152495984/Sunshine-Laws-Ensure-Government-Transparency Government functions best for the people it serves when it operates openly. Ohio's Sunshine Laws enable citizens to see how their government works. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:26:51 EST Ending Human Trafficking—The Human Rights Cause of Our Time http://registerherald.com/news/editorial/152376439/Ending-Human-TraffickingThe-Human-Rights-Cause-of-Our-Time WASHINGTON, D.C. — Since 2011, Megan Mattimoe has been working through the organization she founded in Toledo, Advocating Opportunity, to help victims of human trafficking rebuild their lives. As she says in her mission statement, her goal is to... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:26:56 EST Summer youth employers needed http://registerherald.com/news/letters/152376989/Summer-youth-employers-needed Area business owners: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:26:54 EST March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152256811/March-is-Developmental-Disabilities-Awareness-Month EATON — Each year, during March – Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month – the Preble County Board of Developmental Disabilities focuses on peoples' abilities and similarities rather than differences, and encourages... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:41:23 EST Preble County Piranhas send thanks for support http://registerherald.com/news/letters/152177303/Preble-County-Piranhas-send-thanks-for-support The Preble County YMCA on behalf of the Preble County Piranhas swim team would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their support of the first Preble County Piranhas and first Preble county swimmer to make it to YMCA nationals. Mason... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:36:36 EST (No heading) http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152255878/ Testing in Ohio schools has been a major topic of discussion over the last few months at the Ohio Senate and in our community. I have heard from many parents, teachers, counselors and school superintendents about the new state tests being administered... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:36:22 EST Moving Ohio Forward http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152255833/Moving-Ohio-Forward The foreclosure crisis left a trail of abandoned and deteriorating properties across towns and communities in our state. In 2012, Ohio was among the 49 states that reached a settlement with five of the country's largest mortgage servicers as a... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:36:21 EST Dog showman to be permitted in SOS contest http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152001015/Dog-showman-to-be-permitted-in-SOS-contest Editor:At a recent Senior Fair Board meeting, the board voted to allow the Dog Showman of Showman to participate in the Grand Showman of Showman contest. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:16:24 EST March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152126042/March-is-Developmental-Disabilities-Awareness-Month Editor: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:21:29 EST OLSC taking fellowship applications http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/152126408/OLSC-taking-fellowship-applications Each year college graduates set out to begin their professional lives armed with new degrees, great enthusiasm and high expectations. Many, however, quickly realize that getting a foot in the door can be a difficult challenge, even for the most... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:21:24 EST Pastor Brian Deaton thanks community http://registerherald.com/news/letters/151904000/Pastor-Brian-Deaton-thanks-community Editor:For almost 14 years we have been privileged to live in the wonderful city of Eaton, Ohio. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:21:27 EST Preventing a threat Ohio fire departments http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151948460/Preventing-a-threat-Ohio-fire-departments The last thing Ohioans want is another shutdown that puts our safety at risk—but that's exactly where we are headed if extreme factions of Congress don't put partisanship aside and avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:21:26 EST