Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Thu, 28 May 2015 08:17:04 EST 1800 The high cost of low taxes http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153635436/The-high-cost-of-low-taxes Californians are paying for tax cuts made years ago through outrageously high fines that make no sense. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:51:32 EST Expectations and disappointments http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153632444/Expectations-and-disappointments It seems to me that our lives are filled with expectations, that is, we look forward to, anticipate, have confidence in something or possibly someone. Most expectations are rather commonplace, such as when we hit a switch and expect a light or TV to... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:56:25 EST Xenia Community Schools retirees honored http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153644537/Xenia-Community-Schools-retirees-honored It is hard to believe that in less than two weeks another school year will have gone by. I look back in amazement with all that we have accomplished this past school year. You have done a remarkable job with our students. I can only hope that the... Sat, 23 May 2015 17:16:21 EST Standing with Ohio veterans and military families http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153632597/Standing-with-Ohio-veterans-and-military-families Few duties are more important than honoring Ohio's veterans. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:01:22 EST Remembering: Norbert Fernendez http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563520/Remembering:-Norbert-Fernendez “Pancho” Fernandez was born in 1878 in Clark County and after coming to Greene County, was for many years a resident of Bellbrook, where he served on the City Council. He was responsible for organizing a non-profit ambulance service in... Fri, 22 May 2015 13:51:30 EST Bellbrook’s magnetic springs http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563459/Bellbrooks-magnetic-springs Although the village of Bellbrook was settled in 1797, it wasn't until 1883 that the quiet town became nationally known. Fri, 22 May 2015 13:51:25 EST Great bargains: Our big Memorial Day sale http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153634729/Great-bargains:-Our-big-Memorial-Day-sale We've arrived at Memorial Day again. It seems like it arrives faster and faster every year. Two telltale signals that we're there; gas prices jumped forty cents a gallon overnight and the car and furniture sales are in full swing. I... Fri, 22 May 2015 11:21:22 EST More money needed to combat child poverty http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153618891/More-money-needed-to-combat-child-poverty For many Americans, a day of suffering might include a flat tire on the way to work, the cable going out right before a favorite program, or a long line at the coffee shop. But for millions of children, suffering means doing without basic necessities... Thu, 21 May 2015 15:26:24 EST Closing the door on torture http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563298/Closing-the-door-on-torture There's still time for the Obama administration to prosecute U.S. human rights abusers. Thu, 21 May 2015 13:46:22 EST (No heading) http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563409/ Since Fairborn is so close to Wright Patterson Air Base and having ties working and living with the military, I decided to take a walk downtown to see what our Military Flags, Gifts & More Store was like. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:46:24 EST Coddling the rich http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153439015/Coddling-the-rich Congress is gutting vital programs for the poor while heaping billions of dollars of relief on a few wealthy families. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:16:24 EST Stripping bare the arguments against marriage equality http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153561590/Stripping-bare-the-arguments-against-marriage-equality Bias can't justify denying anyone the right to equal constitutional protection.What's the marriage equality debate really about? Tue, 19 May 2015 12:51:25 EST Taylor: Impressed or concerned? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153560345/Taylor:-Impressed-or-concerned It seems to me that most everybody has heard or seen something about how our state is taking steps to prevent crooks from filing fraudulent state income tax returns. We were vaguely aware of such a program but didn't think much about it until we... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:01:23 EST The real drug racket http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153439421/The-real-drug-racket Some Big Pharma wiseguys cornered the market on life-saving heart drugs and immediately jacked up the price. Tue, 19 May 2015 09:36:23 EST Who likes chores http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152916891/Who-likes-chores It was one of those damp and dreary early autumn mornings when it looks like the whole world needs a new paint job and I'm trying my best to figure out what household chores NOT to do. Fri, 15 May 2015 13:16:26 EST Remembering Joanne Layne http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153498239/Remembering-Joanne-Layne BEAVERCREEK — Joanne Layne made everything fun, from routine chores to special events. The Beavercreek resident loved festivals, riding on parade floats and most of all spending time in the Galloway Log House as a tour guide. She would meet... Fri, 15 May 2015 12:41:24 EST The history of Beaver Grill http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153498058/The-history-of-Beaver-Grill Hugh Marshall was working as a telegrapher for the Pennsylvania Railroad when he decided to go into business for himself. Perhaps he had always had a desire to run a restaurant, or perhaps he just decided this would be a good investment for hm. In any... Fri, 15 May 2015 12:36:24 EST Kraft’s Mac and Cheese: Less toxic, still bad http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153247563/Krafts-Mac-and-Cheese:-Less-toxic-still-bad Even if its neon orange shines a little less bright, it's still junk. Fri, 15 May 2015 10:06:25 EST Recognizing Motorcycle Awareness Month http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153422082/Recognizing-Motorcycle-Awareness-Month May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, so here is some safety information for motorcyclists and co-riders. Thu, 14 May 2015 13:56:26 EST The for-profit college scam http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153438963/The-for-profit-college-scam Why I support the debt strike against my former employer.This spring, around 100 indebted college grads came up with a novel strategy for dealing with their crushing debt: They simply weren't going to pay it. Thu, 14 May 2015 09:11:23 EST