Letter to the Editor

A huge thank you to allEditor:The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center was truly blessed by a local charity who wanted to give to our community. Because of the idea of one young lady, Mary Adeline Lewis, chickens from the Greene County Fair this year were donated to the senior center after processing.In total, 135 chickens and 10 very large turkeys were packed up after Fair bidding, taken to the processing plant and deli...

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A ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse

For 100 bucks you get access to an Internet channel where she’ll blather about things like the war on Christmas.I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for “Goofiest Politicos in America.”But now, a former winner has surged from obscurity to become the frontrunner. Yes, folks, Sarah Palin is...

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Entertainment center opinions

Opinions from the Gazette Facebook page about the possibility of a new entertainment center in Xenia:Pamela S. Franks: “We need a grocery store at (south end), you have John sales and Xenia towers where these people cant get across town to get food, whats wrong with you XENIA!!!!”Amy Huber: “This would be great!”Derrick Louderback: “First off there are four grocery stores...

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Remembering Merle Grace Kearns

MERLE GRACE KEARNS - 1938-2014Speaking from first hand experience as a friend, colleague and benefactor, this writer respectfully and fondly shares just how extensively Merle Grace Kearns had the best interests of her constituents at heart.Merle passed away on Aug. 9 and private services were held Friday, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio...

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Some things never change

It seems to me that some things never change, that is, we see how events keeps repeating themselves - and we marvel at how some folks apparently won’t or can’t learn from their experiences. Current events remind me of a column I wrote, “A Lesson I Learned As A Child” published on 08/01/2006, and so I have decided to extract a portion of that column for your review. See what you think.“It seems to me that we can learn a lot about life from things that h...

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A prickly question

Should everyone pay a premium for food because Californians want to waste water?California’s harsh new measure to deal with long-term drought is making waves. Residents caught wasting by washing sidewalks with their garden hose and committing similar reckless acts are incurring fines of up to $500.Is that fair? Or will the fine be perceived as governmental overreach, like former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s ill-fated attempt to limit soda sizes to 16 ounce...

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Getting real about rape

Lawmakers are finally doing something to solve the college rape crisis — but it’s still not enough.Hallelujah. Lawmakers are finally doing something productive about rape on college campuses. A group of eight senators has just proposed the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which would ensure harsher penalties for colleges that aren’t reporting on-campus sexual assault crimes.The bill follows the Board of Education’s release of a list of colleg...

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The other immigrant youth crisis

Some Republicans want to end an Obama directive that lets undocumented teens and young adults temporarily work, study, and live legally in the United States.Senator Ted Cruz says that eradicating an executive decision he blames for creating the humanitarian crisis on the border is his top priority. And lots of conservative members of the GOP are on board with the Texas Republican’s demand.They argue that President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood ...

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Verses with Momma: The portage

The verse of the day is 2 Corinthians 12:9. “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”The gentle breeze nudged the waves towards the smooth rocks surrounding the land. The water licked the polished surfaces as we pointed the bow of our canoe towards the landing spot in the woods. Others had already arri...

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30 years of toxic injustice for bhopal survivors

A US court inexplicably ruled that Union Carbide didn’t build the pesticide plant that exploded.The night of the industrial disaster is forever seared into the memory of the people of Bhopal, India. Heavy clouds of methyl isocyanate — a deadly toxin — and other gases engulfed crowded shantytowns, the railway station, and surrounding settlements after a runaway chain reaction at a pesticide plant. Thousands of people died immediately and tens of thousands more have...

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An unusual alarm clock

“So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old, broken down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable bulge over to the West Coast and all that road going, all the people dreaming in the immensity of it…” Jack Kerouac.I have what some folks might call an unusual alarm clock.Most of the people I know have those electric or wind-up clocks that sit beside their beds just ...

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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 overdose – an average of five Ohioans each day – and 680 of those deaths can be attributed to heroin use. Frustratingly, the doctors willing to helping address this crisis have federal restrictions placed on the number of patients...

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The class war goes retail

Why does Wall Street tank on news portending economic gains for most Americans?For the first time since 1997, the U.S. economy just added at least 200,000 jobs per month for six months running. GDP grew at a 4 percent annual clip between April and June. The percentage of Americans who describe the economy as “good” has climbed to the highest level of President Barack Obama’s presidency.Who wouldn’t rejoice over these happy milestones on the bumpy ...

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Sorry, Pantene, you’re holding women back too

The shampoo company could do a lot more to further feminine empowerment.A Pantene commercial that tells women to stop apologizing and “#ShineStrong” has gone viral. It contrasts scenes of women saying things like “Sorry, can I ask a stupid question?” with snippets of them behaving in an assertive way.Pantene’s commercial makes a good point, but there are bigger problems holding women back — including the role that beauty products play ...

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It’s not what you read, but why

As a professional writer, and the executive director of the Western Ohio Writers Association, I am often asked what books I read or what I’d recommend to someone. But, over the years, I’ve learned that it’s not so much what you read that’s as important as why you’re reading it. Let me try to explain.For example, it would be pretty short-sighted to read bestselling novels simply because they made the list, rather than because of their actual content. Ju...

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Fostering ‘informed patriotism’

Conservatives believe that America is an exceptional...

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