Register Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:10:24 EST 1800 Getting Things Done for Ohio in 2014 http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150972619/Getting-Things-Done-for-Ohio-in-2014 This past week, I hosted one of our monthly telephone town hall meetings with thousands of Ohioans from all walks of life and also had an employee town hall in northeast Ohio with factory workers, administrative staff, and executives. There were lots... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:26:24 EST (No heading) http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151498636/ During his State of the Union address last Tuesday, Jan. 20, President Obama made it clear that the key to economic prosperity is ensuring that even more Americans can get ahead. Too many Americans work hard and take responsibility, only to find... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:41:57 EST January is National Radon Action Month http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151500970/January-is-National-Radon-Action-Month EATON — January is National Radon Action Month. This is a great time for homeowners to learn about the risk of radon in their homes, and take action to reduce exposure. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas from the soil that can build up in homes... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:41:55 EST 2014: A year of workplace safety http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151374137/2014:-A-year-of-workplace-safety At the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, 2014 was dubbed the year of workplace safety, and I'm pleased to report that the year lived up to its name and so much more. The year also continued progress toward fulfilling Gov. John... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:01:47 EST January is Birth Defects Prevention Month http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151373406/January-is-Birth-Defects-Prevention-Month EATON — Preble County Public Health is joining the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to invite women and their families to make a PACT to reduce the risk of... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:01:46 EST Notes from your Fairgrounds Manager http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151374920/Notes-from-your-Fairgrounds-Manager A couple Preble County Fair Board members and myself went to the Ohio Fair Managers Convention in Columbus recently, and it was a great experience. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:01:44 EST Giving Ohioans an Alternative to High Interest Payday Loans http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151184063/Giving-Ohioans-an-Alternative-to-High-Interest-Payday-Loans When unexpected costs arise before tax returns come in, workers are faced with a dilemma and many workers turn to predatory payday loans to make ends meet. These loans – which can carry hidden fees and can have annual interest rates more than... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:46:22 EST Attorney General’s office now offers public records training on-line http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150971410/Attorney-Generals-office-now-offers-public-records-training-on-line Ohio's Sunshine Laws enable citizens to know how their government works. They also help keep government at all levels transparent and accountable. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:41:38 EST Getting Government Out of the Way of the Keystone XL Pipeline http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151180292/Getting-Government-Out-of-the-Way-of-the-Keystone-XL-Pipeline The ongoing debate surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline has become a microcosm of everything that is wrong with Washington. Later this year will be the seventh anniversary since the initial permit request was made for the construction of the 1,700... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:41:37 EST Beware phony loan offers http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151099543/Beware-phony-loan-offers COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned last week that Ohioans seeking extra cash following the holiday season should beware of phony loan offers. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:41:58 EST Fair manager updates board activities http://registerherald.com/news/letters/151040237/Fair-manager-updates-board-activities Editor:I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. We had a great 2014 and I am looking forward to an even better 2015. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:08:07 EST Wesler says ‘thanks’ http://registerherald.com/news/letters/151040030/Wesler-says-thanks Editor: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:00:08 EST Support Your Favorite Charities through Smart Giving http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151034141/Support-Your-Favorite-Charities-through-Smart-Giving As 2014 comes to a close, many Ohioans are likely to receive solicitations from charitable organizations asking for contributions. As you sort through the requests, I encourage you to consider following the four pillars of smart giving as a guide for... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:30:08 EST Kiwanis Dial-A-Santa a success http://registerherald.com/news/letters/151033224/Kiwanis-Dial-A-Santa-a-success Editor:The Kiwanis Club of West Alexandria would like to thank all those who participated in 'Dial-A-Santa.” Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:41:10 EST Revitalizing American Manufacturing and Innovation http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150952199/Revitalizing-American-Manufacturing-and-Innovation One of my most important jobs is to advocate for working families in Ohio. Middle-class families have felt squeezed by the number of jobs going overseas, especially in the manufacturing sector. A report released last week from the Economic Policy... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:53:14 EST Better take a proactive approach to ‘Palcohol’ http://registerherald.com/news/opinion/150952263/Better-take-a-proactive-approach-to-Palcohol Children of the '70s grew up watching an over-sized pitcher burst through walls and yell out that trademark, “Oh yeeeaaahhh” while quenching their thirsts for sugary flavored drinks. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:53:13 EST Improving mental healthcare for our veterans http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150885743/Improving-mental-healthcare-for-our-veterans When our men and women in uniform come home from overseas, they deserve the best possible medical care. Unfortunately, they haven't always been getting it. And while deficiencies in treating physical wounds have been well documented, there has... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:26:15 EST White Christmas committee thanks volunteers, helpers http://registerherald.com/news/letters/150892082/White-Christmas-committee-thanks-volunteers-helpers As part of Downtown Eaton Inc., the White Christmas committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who participated in the celebration of this, our 26th consecutive year. None of it would be possible without the selfless generosity... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:38:12 EST Sunshine Laws training now online http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150884765/Sunshine-Laws-training-now-online COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that his office's Sunshine Laws Training, traditionally presented in-person at regional sites, is now also available as an online video course. The course is available to anyone... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:31:15 EST Shop in Ohio for Christmas http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/150886419/Shop-in-Ohio-for-Christmas Winter weather has arrived and Christmas songs are playing on the radio all across Ohio. Whether we were ready for it or not, the holidays are here. As Tina and I look forward to spending time with family and friends, we are also among the millions of... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:31:13 EST