Register Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:49:46 EST 1800 NTFFA visits National Convention http://registerherald.com/news/editorial/150547082/NTFFA-visits-National-Convention LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — The members of the National Trail-MVCTC FFA Chapter attended the 87th Annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky late October. The members went to watch Mrs. Jessica Helsinger receive the Honorary American... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:14:06 EST Thank you, Jean Bussell http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150487492/Thank-you-Jean-Bussell Editor:Look around, there are Preble County citizens everywhere unselfishly “giving back” and “paying it forward.” Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:17:07 EST Honoring Ohio’s Veterans http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150485316/Honoring-Ohios-Veterans On Veterans Day, we pause to remember those who have fought to preserve the rights we hold dear. This year marks the 60th observance of Veterans Day and the 95th anniversary of Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of the First World War. While... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:57:08 EST Honoring heroes on Veterans Day http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150485028/Honoring-heroes-on-Veterans-Day Every Nov. 11, we rightly honor the men and women who have fought to keep us safe and free. We need to do a better job of fighting for them, both while they are in the service and when they join the ranks of our veterans. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:47:04 EST Writer apologizes for accusation http://registerherald.com/news/opinion/150397549/Writer-apologizes-for-accusation Editor:I am happy to apologize if I am wrong abut something. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:17:11 EST PC BOE: ‘Voters can be confident’ http://registerherald.com/news/opinion/150397372/PC-BOE:-Voters-can-be-confident Editor: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:17:09 EST Violating Workplace Rules http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150239694/Violating-Workplace-Rules Since 1995 Shelby K. Robinson had been employed as a licensed practical nurse (“LPN”) with a company called Progressive Parma Care, L.L.C./Parma Care Nursing and Rehabilitation. When Shelby was hired, she was given a copy of the employee... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:17:05 EST Writer questions ‘lost’ ballots http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150312631/Writer-questions-lost-ballots Editor: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:47:26 EST Solving our spending problem key to saving medicare http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150313016/Solving-our-spending-problem-key-to-saving-medicare This time of year, many seniors in our area have questions about Medicare, as Medicare Open Enrollment is from now until December 7. That's why my office stands ready to assist any constituents who may have questions about the Medicare Open... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:47:19 EST Protecting Consumers from the Dangers of Powdered Caffeine http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150310261/Protecting-Consumers-from-the-Dangers-of-Powdered-Caffeine In May, Dennis and Kate Stiner faced a tragedy that no parent should have to endure. Their son Logan – a student athlete at Keystone High School in LaGrange, who planned on attending the University of Toledo this fall – died from ingesting... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:47:16 EST Ohio leading way to American energy independence http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150311275/Ohio-leading-way-to-American-energy-independence Last month, I organized an energy jobs fair in Belmont County, joining Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to help connect over thirty companies with people from all over Eastern Ohio. People came because they were interested in being... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:47:11 EST Lessons learned now help mold players for the future http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150230776/Lessons-learned-now-help-mold-players-for-the-future Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That's what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:11 EST Ready to assist veterans http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150148284/Ready-to-assist-veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hearing directly from veterans in our own region on the veterans' benefit claims backlog is what led to my pressing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for answers and accountability years ago. Our veterans deserve... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:50:07 EST Constitution made ‘only for a moral and religious people’ http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150148010/Constitution-made-only-for-a-moral-and-religious-people Editor: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:37:06 EST Recognizing National Newspaper Week http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150126843/Recognizing-National-Newspaper-Week Forgive us if we're not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:02:06 EST Gratis Twp. Trustees explain levy need http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150126231/Gratis-Twp.-Trustees-explain-levy-need Editor:The Gratis Township Trustees have placed on the ballot this November, a 1 mill levy for Road and Bridge improvements. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:24:08 EST Election letter deadline near http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150070771/Election-letter-deadline-near Deadline for original letters regarding the Tuesday, Nov. 4, General Election, will be this Friday, Oct. 10. Last date for print publication of election letters will be noon, Wednesday, Oct. 15. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:25:08 EST Reset America’s economic foundation http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50783595/Reset-Americas-economic-foundation WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you look at America's economy, it's flat – it hasn't been growing as it should. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 16:03:11 EST Farewell to a forest friend http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50782002/Farewell-to-a-forest-friend And the leaves that are green turn to brown, these words penned by Paul Simon, aptly describe the ever- changing fall landscape here in Preble County. The crops are maturing and the trees in the woodlands are putting on their yearly show. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:44:14 EST Treating opiate addiction in Ohio communities http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50163893/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... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:37:18 EST