Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Tue, 5 May 2015 06:05:07 EST 1800 Greening spring cleaning http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153078552/Greening-spring-cleaning Schools should stop dousing classrooms with toxic cleaning products.What's that smell in the air? It's fresh and floral — and probably filled with formaldehyde. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:06:23 EST Employers often ignore former entrepreneurs http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153179798/Employers-often-ignore-former-entrepreneurs By October of 2009, during what has become known as the Great Recession, the national unemployment level in America peaked at 10-percent, the highest on record since 1983. As jobs became scarcer, many displaced workers simply stopped looking and some... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:51:22 EST Remembering David Medsker http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153201328/Remembering-David-Medsker XENIA — David Medsker was born in Highland county in 1897, but came to Xenia in 1829. He entered into the business of being an undertaker. In 1879, at the age of 72, he vividly recalled the 1812 earthquake. He was one of the first directors of... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:31:29 EST The history of area cemeteries http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153201252/The-history-of-area-cemeteries “Dear Friend as you pass by as you are now so once was I. As I am now so you will be; so prepare yourself for Eternity.” Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:26:23 EST Protecting Ohio jobs from unfair trade http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153201123/Protecting-Ohio-jobs-from-unfair-trade At forums I've held across our state, Ohioans have made clear their opinions on unfair foreign trade deals. This week I echoed your voices loud and clear in Washington: the last thing we need is another NAFTA. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:21:22 EST More catching up http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153097615/More-catching-up It seems to me that when readers asks me a question, the only polite thing to do is to respond — particularly if the inquiry is about something I have written. That was the case recently when Carolyn kinda buttonholed me in the gardening section... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:31:23 EST Wine over brine http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152967341/Wine-over-brine Developers want to warehouse fracked gas in the heart of New York's wine country. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:31:25 EST Learning from McHenry’s vicious rant http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153047734/Learning-from-McHenrys-vicious-rant Have you ever had a really bad day? I mean one of those days when the slightest thing will set you off and you bite someone's head off for no particular reason? Having a rough day can cause anyone to lash out for no apparent reason. The... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:26:26 EST Don’t let this cable giant stamp out democracy http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152965562/Dont-let-this-cable-giant-stamp-out-democracy A bigger Comcast harms communities of color — and everyone else.Comcast's gleaming tower soars over its hometown of Philadelphia. The cable giant's presence in the city is palpable. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:26:24 EST Taylor: Catching up http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152964893/Taylor:-Catching-up It seems to me that every so often I should take time to kinda catch up on subjects I've written about in the past. One reason is that folks ask me if there is anything new on a particular topic; another is that I find something has popped up... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:01:25 EST Brown: ‘I’m here to help’ http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152917889/Brown:-Im-here-to-help During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln would meet regularly in the White House with ordinary Americans, even during the darkest days of the war. He called these meetings his “public opinion baths.” Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:46:26 EST The road to ruin http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152966068/The-road-to-ruin The race for the White House delivers either Republican presidents who favor the rich or Democrats who also favor the rich, but not as much. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:46:23 EST Odd bedfellows, lying together http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152965926/Odd-bedfellows-lying-together Supporters of a job-killing global pact are peddling hokey numbers and neon lies.Come one, come all. Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric and miraculous Trans-Pacific Partnership! Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:41:23 EST It’s not easy to prove he’s green http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152965744/Its-not-easy-to-prove-hes-green Hillary Clinton would probably stick with his counterproductive energy policies. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:36:26 EST Remembering Marian Reid http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152920589/Remembering-Marian-Reid Marian Whitelaw Ronald Reid was born in 1804. Following her marriage to Robert Charlton Reid, she became a life-long resident of Cedarville Township, living in the home her husband, a skilled carpenter built for her. When her son, Whitelaw Reid,... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:01:22 EST Baseball needs to ‘Hustle’ and reinstate Rose http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152946441/Baseball-needs-to-Hustle-and-reinstate-Rose By Scott HalaszIt's no secret I'm a huge Chicago Cubs fan.From my license plate, to the tattoo above my ankle, in addition to Ohio State scarlet and gray, I bleed Cubby Blue. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:36:21 EST Saving coal country http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152837342/Saving-coal-country Mitch McConnell's quest to undermine the Clean Power Plan won't rescue Appalachia. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:46:25 EST Not another NAFTA http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152790300/Not-another-NAFTA Earlier this month, I traveled our state, meeting with workers and businesses about the future of U.S. trade policy. Ohioans are sending one message, loud and clear: the last thing we need is another NAFTA. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:41:24 EST Ambassador Whitelaw Reid http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152920142/Ambassador-Whitelaw-Reid Perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful individuals to be born in Greene County was Whitelaw Reid. He was born Oct. 27, 1837, the son of Robert Charleton and Marian Whitelaw (Ronald) Reid. Robert, a skilled carpenter, constructed a six-room... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:51:27 EST Addicted to stress http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152711786/Addicted-to-stress We live in a society that makes any choice besides pushing through the pain very difficult.Not long now until freedom — or temporary freedom, anyway. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:26:23 EST