Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:31:48 EST 1800 Empower the people to hold the politicians accountable http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50653847/Empower-the-people-to-hold-the-politicians-accountable As Treasurer of Ohio, I'm a watchdog for Ohioans' hard-earned dollars. As a fellow taxpayer and Marine Corps veteran, I believe we the people have a right to know how our tax money is being spent. That's why I'm spearheading... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:04:04 EST Champions night http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50697388/Champions-night This fall Arcanum High School will be honoring teams that will be celebrating their 35-, 30-, 25-, 20-, and 15-year anniversaries of their team championship at the fall Champions' Night event on Sept. 26. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:41:05 EST Mercer County a destination for all http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50712397/Mercer-County-a-destination-for-all West central Ohio is the best place in the world to live, work and rear a family. I am fortunate that our local papers print Statehouse Updates, but often we forget to talk about how great our local communities are. For the past few months I have... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:37:18 EST September is Campus Fire Safety Awareness Month http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50712349/September-is-Campus-Fire-Safety-Awareness-Month September marks the beginning of a new school year, the start of football season and cooler weather, but more importantly, it's Campus Fire Safety Month. Last month I introduced Senate Bill 359 which addresses the very real need for improved... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:30:10 EST The count fair http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50712311/The-count-fair Weeks in advance, local residents begin to place lawn chairs around the grounds in order to stake the perfect location for enjoying the magic of the fair. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:23:06 EST Are you expecting too much? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50682565/Are-you-expecting-too-much I've come to the conclusion over the years that some people drop out of religion because they expect the wrong things. Some people come to a church because they are looking for something they haven't been able to find or something missing... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:22:10 EST Islamic state and Psalm 83 http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50650357/Islamic-state-and-Psalm-83 Have you ever had that feeling that something was about to happen? You don't know what it is, but something is going on. The world is teetering, it is on the edge, everyone knows it, everyone can sense that feeling that something is about to... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:03:11 EST God will praise each one http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50650246/God-will-praise-each-one Here's something to think on this week. Grab your Bible and turn to a verse of Scripture in the New Testament … 1 Corinthians 4:5. Here you'll read these words … “God will praise each one of... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:52:08 EST Unfiltered http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50654102/Unfiltered This past Saturday I had an interesting conversation with a good friend of mine whom I can count on to be brutally honest. I like that about her, she tells me what I need to hear instead of what I want to hear and says what she thinks, although much... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:16:04 EST September is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health-opinion/50653727/September-is-Gynecological-Cancer-Awareness-Month Oh no! Did someone say the “c” word? What is it about cancer that makes everyone want to run and hide like the person has leprosy or something? We hear so much about cancers these days and as important as Breast cancer awareness is, I... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:58:13 EST Landmark veteran’s legislation http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/50653523/Landmark-veterans-legislation Editor: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:47:08 EST Broken promise http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news_agricultural-opinion/50652517/Broken-promise In 1970 there was a significant election for governor that resulted in the Ohio State Income Tax first being passed. Local real estate property taxes had been escalating due to implementation of the Park Investment Supreme Court decisions that... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:55:11 EST Be inspired! http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50683665/Be-inspired As many children and parents know, Skippyjon Jones is a little Siamese kitten who lives with his sisters and his mother and often gets into trouble; that's when the fun starts. For example, after being sent to his room for misbehavior, Skippyjon... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:30:08 EST Goals create vision and focus http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50683036/Goals-create-vision-and-focus A dream written down becomes a goal. A goal broken down becomes a plan. A plan backed up by action makes your dreams come true. Therefore a goal without a plan is just a dream. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:54:10 EST The reality of climate change http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/50684488/The-reality-of-climate-change Editor:A new world map may persuade skeptics of the reality of climate change. The current Earth Island Journal notes that the prestigious National Geographic Society is changing its atlas to reflect our changing globe. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:31:09 EST Students promised lots of activity http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50650501/Students-promised-lots-of-activity From the vantage point of my advanced years, I have observed that nature has a way of balancing things out. Which was why, as most people were enjoying the unusually cool summer, I like Cassandra, whom none of the Greeks believed when she warned them... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:10:11 EST Sixth child carries on tradition http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50650289/Sixth-child-carries-on-tradition Last year John started kindergarten reluctantly. As the year progressed so did John until he actually looked forward to going each day. Then as the year drew to a close he became reluctant again. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:56:11 EST Recycling by way of rummage, yard, barn sales http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50667549/Recycling-by-way-of-rummage-yard-barn-sales Rummage sales. Yard sales. Barn sales. It is really quite interesting to go to these types of sales and watch the people. So many people seem to enjoy checking out what is for sale. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:02:09 EST Amish Cook enjoys time with family http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50673629/Amish-Cook-enjoys-time-with-family Hi to all of you. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:57:06 EST Fall splendor http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50650634/Fall-splendor Our summer was wonderful with the temperatures and low humidity – then come fair week and we had hotter temperatures than we had in July. The temperatures are now cooler and we can tolerate being outside. It is a pleasant time to get out and let... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:21:08 EST