Archives | opinion RSS feed for this section

Debate Forum: 11/21

Incest 112117 copy

Mommy Dearest So, a mother marries her own daughter. What else is new? By Ron Kozar Dateline:  Comanche County, Oklahoma.  In 2014, Patricia Spann, then 42, met up with her long-lost daughter Misty, 21.  They “hit it off,” says Patricia, and became (cough!) lovers.  In March 2016, after same-sex marriage came along, Patricia and Misty […]

Read More 0 Comments

On The Beat: 11/21

Ice-Skating A flood of memories with one thought By Jim Bucher It’s funny how a song, smell or sight of something can trigger a slew of memories. This just recently happened believe it or not by stumbling across an old pair of ice skates in my attic. Skates you say? Yep skates. This was an […]

Read More 0 Comments

Conspiracy Theorist: 11/21

Supernova theory falsified Pretense of knowledge confirmed By Mark Luedtke Establishment cosmological theory has fallen and it can’t get up. Many consider cosmology to be the queen of the sciences because other sciences derive from it. Our understanding of geology, climatology, and biology, to name a few, are dependent on our understanding of cosmology. If […]

Read More 0 Comments

On Your Marc: 11/21

Backyard basketball UD interest more with NCAA, not rivals By Marc Katz Given the choice of playing a long-time natural rival or going to the NCAA tournament on an at-large bid, UD athletics director Neil Sullivan is going to take the bid every time. I’ve always thought you could have both, but then, I’m on […]

Read More 0 Comments

Debate Forum: 11/14

debate

Pick your poison Should those awaiting execution get a say in how they die? By Ron Kozar Lethal injections, gas chambers, electric chairs… whatever the method, the prisoner still ends up dead. So what difference does it make? To hear Alva Campbell tell it, it makes a big difference.  Years on death row, awaiting lethal […]

Read More 0 Comments

On The Beat: 11/14

Lunch is served Who doesn’t love waffles? By Jim Bucher So, what is it about home cooked breakfast that smells so dang good, especially when someone else is doing the cooking? Well, this week at Christ Episcopal Church on West First Street, it’s the 88th edition, give or take a year, will explain later, of […]

Read More 0 Comments

Conspiracy Theorist: 11/14

JFK’s ghost Why JFK’s assassination still matters By Mark Luedtke The assassination of  President John F. Kennedy leapt back into the news around Halloween. Whenever anybody talks about a conspiracy to kill JFK, people come out of the woodwork to denounce the conspiracy theorists. They point to the Warren Commission’s conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald […]

Read More 0 Comments

On Your Marc: 11/14

A blush of pink wrong for OSU Pink locker rooms at OSU By Marc Katz Yes, I’ve been inside the University of Iowa’s infamous pink visitors’ locker rooms, and don’t really think they made any difference at all, except to the guy who had them painted that way, UI coach Hayden Fry. It’s odd, the […]

Read More 0 Comments

Debate Forum: 11/7

Joyful teen driver waving at the camera isolated on white background

Non-starter State proposes changes to teen driving code By Sarah Sidlow What do pimples, teenage heart break, and bad haircuts all have in common? Like Rumspringa, Quinceneras, and the bullet ant initiation of the Brazilian Amazon, they are rites of passage. But for Ohio teens, one important American ritual of adulthood may soon change. Legislation […]

Read More 0 Comments

On The Beat: 11/7

One man’s vision Helping our community today By Jim Bucher What is it about a great idea? The Wright Brothers had one and the world flew. Charles Kettering the self-starter, and John Patterson with the cash register, to name a few. Jeff Sorrell had a vision too, resulting in the ‘Life Enrichment Center.’ Now some would […]

Read More 0 Comments

On Your Marc: 11/7

Straight from the press box A baseball lifer By Marc Katz Jim Ferguson visited  Bucky Albers and me at a Dragons game recently, and it was wall-to-wall stories for about three hours in the press box. I’d love to tell you some, but, ah, most of them weren’t the kind you’d see in print, even […]

Read More 0 Comments

Conspiracy Theorist: 11/7

Russian collusion uncovered By Clinton and Obama, not Trump By Mark Luedtke For a year now our rulers and their accomplices in the media have been pushing the fake news story of President Trump colluding with Russia to steal the election. No evidence has been presented to back up this story, but that’s not important. […]

Read More 0 Comments

On Your Marc: 10/31

Basketball business Now more than a game By Marc Katz I almost dropped my cell phone when I heard what Paul Biancardi had to say. “I have a greater respect for the media, and the job they do and how they do it,” the ESPN college basketball recruiting analyst and former Wright State University coach […]

Read More 0 Comments

Conspiracy Theorist: 10/31

Sports nightmare Bureaucracy takes toll on sports By Mark Luedtke I’ve long argued the NFL is in decline, but I seemed to be alone. No statistics backed me up. NFL TV ratings and revenues rose year after year, but what I observed with my own eyes was decline. When I was young, I watched every […]

Read More 0 Comments

On The Beat: 10/31

How we get our news This is news to me By Jim Bucher Back in another era and time zone, most of us received our news from television, radio, or newspapers. Today in 2017, things have sure changed. At last unscientific count, there are hundreds, if not thousands of ways to digest news. If you […]

Read More 0 Comments

Debate Forum: 10/31

debate

Oh, baby Should men have the option of paid paternity leave? By Sarah Sidlow So, you had a baby. Congratulations! When are you coming back to work? Well, if you’re a mother, your workplace may offer maternity leave (also called family leave, family medical leave, pregnancy leave). The terms of maternity leave may vary depending […]

Read More 0 Comments

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

L&D

Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

L&D

Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

L&D

Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

285_2697643

Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

L&D

Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]