Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:23:17 EST 1800 Expanding health coverage for Ohioans Since its creation in 1965, Medicaid — a joint federal and state program — has provided low-cost health insurance to Ohio's most vulnerable, including the elderly, physically disabled, and children. Beginning in 2014, the health law... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:31:52 EST 2015 is shaping up with cottage cheese I feel like we're tip-toeing through the (very) New Year 2015. It's been three and a half weeks. No polar vortex so far — check. No snow storms up until now — check. Family intact (although a bit more scattered with one... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:31:42 EST Letter: Village should be proud of good turnout Dear Editor,It was so good to see how many citizens of the village of Mount Sterling turned out for the neighborhood revitalization meeting. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:39 EST Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message still resonates today On Monday, (Jan. 19) I had the opportunity to attend the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast in Columbus. There, Dr. Julius Scruggs reflected on a phrase that is carved on the monument in Washington to the great civil rights... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:38 EST A penny for your thoughts The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were going into a store to do some shopping. Her idea, not mine. Halfway to the door, I noticed a penny on the ground so, being who I am, I bent over to pick up the penny. It is a habit I picked up the day... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:36 EST Let go of your past Every one of us have had disappointments in life. We've been let down, found ourselves in a relationship that wasn't working out, missed an opportunity, made a bad decision or just plain failed at something in life. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:31:34 EST The value of a friend Anam Cara is Gaelic for “soul friend.” This “soul friend” is a teacher, companion, and spiritual guide. Your Anam Cara is a person who you could confess your deepest secrets to. For married persons, this would be your... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:31:32 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller Jan. 22, 1915Madison County Democrat — The Married People's Card Club met a the home of Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Evans on Tuesday evening. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:31:40 EST I am not a very smart individual My measured IQ is well within the normal range, but does IQ measure all that we really are? Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:31:38 EST So you want to run for office? This is the first in a four-part series about running for office. Today's topic: Making the big decision. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:26:31 EST AG’s top complaints for 2014 My office aggressively goes after unfair business practices and fraud – that's one of the ways we protect Ohio families and consumers. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:51:32 EST In 2015, celebrate life It's official. The holiday season is over, a new year has begun, cabin fever has set in, and most of us have about 1.5 weeks left before all those ambitious resolutions we set for ourselves become a distant memory. To add to it all, John... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:36:37 EST Letter: Use fire hoses on protesters Dear Editor,Law enforcement people: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:31:32 EST The ominous Republican hold on Congress As we face the new year, the biggest concern for peace lovers is Republican control of the U.S. Senate. While Republican votes don't reach the key number 60, members of the GOP will still be in a strong position to push their belligerent global... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:31:38 EST Gloria serves up peanut butter spread Hello to one and all! Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:31:40 EST Local business success is our duty I had just hopped back into my car following an afternoon meeting Wednesday when I received a text message from a co-worker. It was a screen shot from a Facebook page announcing that Rothwell's restaurant had... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:06:37 EST Mom’s marching to the Military Diet At the height of the December holiday season feeding frenzy, I took an especially delicious treat to work with me, intending to share a few tastes with co-workers. Everyone who had a bite agreed it was amazing. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:31:55 EST Trim costs while buying more produce Two of my New Year's resolutions are to eat more fruits and vegetables and to spend less at the grocery store. Other than watching for sales on produce, what are some ideas to help? Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:31:52 EST Whatever happened to an old-fashioned handshake? I must confess I do have some old-fashioned biases. I would be the first to admit I'm not up-to-date on the latest fad or trend. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:26:34 EST Freedom of speech is a cherished right Like all freedoms, freedom of speech does have limits. Truth is the baseline by which we measure acceptable speech. Among the “sins” against the truth are: false witness and perjury; rash judgment, detraction, and calumny, also called... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:26:33 EST