Register Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:47:11 EST 1800 Whispering Christmas says ‘thanks’ http://registerherald.com/news/letters/151882352/Whispering-Christmas-says-thanks Editor:The Whispering Christmas Committee wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the community for their generous support in 2014. Attendance and donations were excellent for our 28th year! Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:51:53 EST Watch out for tax identity theft http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151880906/Watch-out-for-tax-identity-theft Several national companies such as Blue Cross-Blue Shield Anthem, Target and Home Depot have suffered recent and widely-publicized data breaches that underscore the vulnerability of identity information. Now thieves have upped their game and are using... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:51:51 EST (No heading) http://registerherald.com/news/letters/151880483/ Editor:According to his column in the Feb 11 issue of The Register-Herald, Senator Portman thinks we need a budget that we deserve. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:51:49 EST Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151750435/Carbon-Monoxide--The-Silent-Killer EATON — Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, toxic gas found in combustion fumes, such as those produced by cars and trucks, small gasoline engines like generators, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, and gas ranges... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:26:30 EST (No heading) http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151749509/ Medical research not only creates jobs – it saves lives. But critical research – on cancer prevention, on new prescription drugs, and on cures for deadly diseases – is often left unfunded. In fact, nine out of 11 research grants go... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:26:28 EST The Budget The American People Deserve http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/151757973/The-Budget-The-American-People-Deserve Last week, President Obama released his annual budget proposal. It's a 2,000 page document that spells out how he wants to spend your hard-earned tax dollars. But a budget is about more than how much the government spends and how much it taxes. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:26:27 EST Writer: votes did not matter http://registerherald.com/news/letters/151764757/Writer:-votes-did-not-matter Editor: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:26:25 EST 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