Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:54:01 EST 1800 The little train that won’t http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50782097/The-little-train-that-wont The Republican party's refusal to invest in America's collapsing infrastructure is a recipe for disaster. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:50:19 EST Forcing an island of peace to host a billion-dollar military base http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50781492/Forcing-an-island-of-peace-to-host-a-billion-dollar-military-base Uncle Sam is wrecking a great deal of South Korea's top tourist destination. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:13:09 EST Their viewpoint: Movie theater in Xenia? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50816155/Their-viewpoint:-Movie-theater-in-Xenia The following statements were drawn from comments made on our social media accounts. All were related to our story about the City of Xenia looking into turning the old Kmart building into a movie theater. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:40:11 EST Letter to the Editor http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50778951/Letter-to-the-Editor A thank you to the communityEditor: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:32:13 EST Walmart shooting over or just beginning? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50786344/Walmart-shooting-over-or-just-beginning It's a No Bill from the grand jury in the case of the Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart shooting of suspect John Crawford III. That should be it. It was a sad day for the families of Crawford, Angela Williams and the officers involved. I watched the... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:17:09 EST Our beautiful, blessed country http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50781214/Our-beautiful-blessed-country It seems to me that this time of year — late September and early October — is ideal for taking a bit of time out to appreciate what a wonderful, beautiful country we are blessed with. Sure, other times of the year are really nice —... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:16:08 EST Their viewpoint: Crawford shooting opinions http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50802387/Their-viewpoint:-Crawford-shooting-opinions The following statements were drawn from comments made on our social media accounts and website. All were related to the police shooting of John Crawford III in the Beavercreek Wal-Mart Aug. 5. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:33:10 EST California adds steam to the bag-banning movement http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705811/California-adds-steam-to-the-bag-banning-movement We can conserve by not wasting stuff we don't actually need. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:51:07 EST Local festivals must evolve to continue http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50777429/Local-festivals-must-evolve-to-continue Virtually every community festival I've been involved with around Ohio this season has reported steadily decreasing attendance. Some of them have run for more than a half-century, others only a few years, but regardless of their endurance, the... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:24:08 EST A crooked cat tail http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50675632/A-crooked-cat-tail The verse of the day is Proverbs 4:14-15. “Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not proceed in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on.” Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:17:10 EST Contact public officials http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50642072/Contact-public-officials Greene Countywww.co.greene.oh.usCommissioners35 Greene St., Xenia, Ohio 45385937-562- 5006Alan Andersonaanderson@co.greene.oh.us Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:33:07 EST Revitalizing Ohio neighborhoods and communities http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50753724/Revitalizing-Ohio-neighborhoods-and-communities The financial crisis devastated homeowners and investors in Ohio and across the country. In the years since, we've made great progress but we know that the economy cannot fully recover until the housing market does. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:31:11 EST We are a country that loves all kinds of gimmicks http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50448265/We-are-a-country-that-loves-all-kinds-of-gimmicks America has become a nation of gimmicks.I'm talking about such things as 2 for 1 sales and frozen heat 'n serve lunches, breakfasts and dinners. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:50:18 EST ‘Honey Do’ list for our nation continued http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50572882/Honey-Do-list-for-our-nation-continued The list of illegal, immoral and/or unconstitutional actions of our Federal government that should be corrected continues. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:01:16 EST Worried about climate change: Ban fracking on federal lands http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705691/Worried-about-climate-change:-Ban-fracking-on-federal-lands It's up to Congress to protect our national treasures. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:01:12 EST Restoring government by the people, for the people http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705280/Restoring-government-by-the-people-for-the-people It doesn't have to be this way. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:00:09 EST Dreams up assorted fossil fuel favors http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705718/Dreams-up-assorted-fossil-fuel-favors He's got a nifty plan to alleviate Native American poverty by opening up their tribal lands to oil drilling.Let's take a cruise down the narrow byways and twisting turns that form Senator Ted Cruz's mind. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:38:08 EST A simpler solution to climate change http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705654/A-simpler-solution-to-climate-change Naomi Klein wants everyone to join forces and just pull the plug on oil, gas, and coal.Even if climate science is complicated, author Naomi Klein wants you to know that finding a solution to global warming is easy. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:27:05 EST This election puts women in the driver’s seat http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50620325/This-election-puts-women-in-the-drivers-seat Female voters could tip the balance for Democrats in several high-profile Senate races that Republicans are counting on for majority control. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:32:16 EST Taxing the rich kids http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705746/Taxing-the-rich-kids A reality TV show's gaudy displays of wealth beg the question: How much is too much?It doesn't take long for viewers of #RichKids of Beverly Hills to realize the show is deliberately trying to make you feel poor. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:41:09 EST