Register Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:55:49 EST 1800 Senior Edition http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50635311/Senior-Edition EATON — We are celebrating National Senior Center month at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, using the 2014 theme Experts at Living Well. Senior Centers provide a vital service in our communities. Across the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:40:07 EST Making corporate taxes fair, competitive http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50536524/Making-corporate-taxes-fair-competitive WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, Burger King Worldwide announced a merger with Canadian restaurant Tim Hortons, creating one of the largest fast-food operations in the world. While Burger King will continue to be based out of Miami, it will make... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:39:16 EST Preble County Stingrays offer thanks http://registerherald.com/news/letters/50559993/Preble-County-Stingrays-offer-thanks Editor: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:38:09 EST From the bench: Merged Sentences http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50316504/From-the-bench:-Merged-Sentences COLUMBUS — In 2009, a jury found David Washington guilty of several offenses, including a third-degree-felony of failure to comply with a police officer and a fifth-degree-felony of obstruction of official business. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:36:09 EST PCGHD thanks area businesses http://registerherald.com/news/letters/50536176/PCGHD-thanks-area-businesses Editor: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:21:15 EST Camden Day participants thank donors http://registerherald.com/news/letters/50524437/Camden-Day-participants-thank-donors We would like to thank the following donors for their donations to the Camden Day golf outing: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:11:12 EST Addressing infant mortality http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50399206/Addressing-infant-mortality According to humanitarian organization Save the Children, the United States has the highest first-day death rate for infants among industrialized countries – more than 11,000 babies die within 24 hours of their birth each year. It's... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:04:16 EST Things to remember as they head back to school http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50399277/Things-to-remember-as-they-head-back-to-school WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following column:With school starting back up for most students in our area, there are a few things I'd like you to keep in mind this year. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:04:12 EST Not living up to responsibilities http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50400543/Not-living-up-to-responsibilities Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:03:19 EST Expect more jobs, success in region http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50310900/Expect-more-jobs-success-in-region When I first joined the Ohio Senate nearly four years ago, our unemployment rate was almost in the double digits, Ohio had lost 350,000 jobs in four years, and business closures were becoming all too common. Today, jobs are returning, our family and... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:32:06 EST Don’t forget about the economics of immigration reform http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50310684/Dont-forget-about-the-economics-of-immigration-reform The crisis on the border might be dominating the headlines when it comes to immigration. It's an important aspect of the issue, no doubt, but it should not be our only focus when it comes to improving our broken system. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:19:05 EST A Do-Something House http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50239732/A-Do-Something-House WASHINGTON, DC – It began as the following question: Are we keeping track of all the jobs bills that House Republicans have passed?Soon, that question became a list. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:31:09 EST Ulrich gives thanks for picnic supporters http://registerherald.com/news/opinion/50317903/Ulrich-gives-thanks-for-picnic-supporters Editor:Well, the Twin Valley Community came through with flying colors once again. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:09:08 EST The Journey Home http://registerherald.com/news/letters/50243486/The-Journey-Home Editor: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:42:03 EST Combating infant mortality in Ohio http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50241544/Combating-infant-mortality-in-Ohio Most babies grow to live full and long lives, but infant mortality is a tragedy that too many Ohio families face. Infant mortality, which refers to any baby that passes away before their first birthday, is a horror that affects more people in Ohio... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:14:10 EST Ordinary Ohioans doing extraordinary things http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50164628/Ordinary-Ohioans-doing-extraordinary-things COLUMBUS — Turn on the news or open a paper and it seems as though the world is falling apart. From gridlock in Washington to chaos in the Middle East to war and tragedy in eastern Ukraine, bad news dominates the airwaves. But I am privileged in... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:51:07 EST Boehner announces Open Door sessions http://registerherald.com/news/othercommentary/50167892/Boehner-announces-Open-Door-sessions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) recently announced the 8th District Open Door schedule for the week of August 4, 2014. The Open Door program gives constituents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a member of... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:45:10 EST Improving veterans’ health care http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50093085/Improving-veterans-health-care Last week, I introduced Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The next day, the Committee –13 other senators... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:42:07 EST Cracking down on human trafficking http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50093030/Cracking-down-on-human-trafficking My wife Debbie and I raised two daughters, and, like any parent, the stories of suffering and pain that follow from human trafficking crimes weigh heavily on me. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:39:03 EST Honoring Our Vow to America’s Veterans http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/300991/Honoring-Our-Vow-to-Americas-Veterans In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and ensure that our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays. The great majority of VA... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:35:14 EST