Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:07:13 EST 1800 Investing in manufacturing and innovation http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50812061/Investing-in-manufacturing-and-innovation In Ohio, and across the United States, manufacturing is helping to lead our economic recovery. Manufacturing has a larger multiplier effect than any other industry. For every $1 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy. Ohio... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:31:13 EST Free clinics remain needed despite ACA http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/50785643/Free-clinics-remain-needed A new report released by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) reveals that over the last two years, the nations 1,200 free and charitable clinics have seen a 40 percent increase in patient demand, despite the implementation... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:06:15 EST Letter: Trick-or-Treaters should be cautious http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/50797813/Trick-or-Treaters-should-be-cautious Dear editor, Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:55:06 EST Letter: Sprucing up village shows pride http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/50754336/Sprucing-up-the-village-shows-pride Dear editor,Sprucing things up is usually seen in the spring, but in Mount Sterling fall seems to be just as good for getting things done. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:04:08 EST Letter: It’s time for the truth in Benghazi http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/50754111/Its-time-for-the-truth-in-Benghazi Dear editor,Citizens, don't you all think it is about time that the truth is told about Benghazi? Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:52:09 EST Meeting with the Amish PTA http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/50728585/Meeting-with-the-Amish-PTA Hello to everyone, both near and far.After spending the past four weeks with family in Ohio it feels good to be home again. The weather has been perfect since we're back. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:31:23 EST Mom’s chili has something for everyone http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/50760853/Moms-chili-has-something-for-everyone My daughter Heather once said, “It's a good thing everybody doesn't like the same things, or we'd all live in houses that looked just alike. Everybody would have the same painting hanging over the same sofa covered with a... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:31:22 EST Green beans aren’t quite beans http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/50760612/Green-beans-arent-quite-beans This year we have an overabundance of green beans from our garden. If we eat them with rice, will they make a complete protein like other beans do? Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:31:21 EST Penalizing marriage? http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/50767782/Penalizing-marriage Recently, I've spilled a lot of ink articulating the importance of natural marriage and strong families for a healthy and prosperous society. I have attempted to illustrate the role of law in protecting marriage and proposed that Ohio adopt... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:48:08 EST The thing I miss most about summer http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50760569/The-thing-I-miss-most-about-summer Summer is over and winter is beginning to give us her cold shoulder. The only way I can really handle winter is the hope of summer coming again in all her warm embraces. I can only take the shivers for so long. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:56:08 EST Things we have in common http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/50751337/Things-we-have-in-common Have you ever been on a driving vacation and ended up over a thousand miles from home; far, far away from family, friends; far from all of your familiar surroundings? Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:48:12 EST To grow or not to grow http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50760452/To-grow-or-not-to-grow Someone has said, “Change is inevitable, growth is optional.” Think about that for a minute. Let that roll around in your mind and see if you agree. “Change is inevitable, growth is optional.” Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:30:21 EST Virtues are signs of our character http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50760517/Virtues-are-signs-of-our-character If you want a good reputation, you must habitually act with virtue. Virtues are learned habits to do good. At a young age we are encouraged to act in particular ways. Our parents remind us of how important our reputations are. We will be judged by our... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:30:20 EST The endless war in the Middle East http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/50751353/The-endless-war-in-the-Middle-East Here we go again. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:00:29 EST Browns camp here? What a great idea http://madison-press.com/news/editorial-opinion/50751457/Browns-camp-here-What-a-great-idea It may just be a long shot — or a “Hail Mary” pass, if you'd prefer — but our hats are off to officials at Ohio Wesleyan University and the city of Delaware for collaborating on a proposal to lure the Cleveland Browns... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:30:15 EST Pass the library levy Nov. 4 http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/50733364/Pass-the-library-levy-Nov.-4 Dear editor,We need a strong library to keep a place of knowledge of books in the area for the people. But the Mount Sterling Public Library does not only have books, but also computers for people to use. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:48:09 EST 100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/50747080/100-Years-Ago-With-Charlie-Miller Sept. 25, 1914Madison County Democrat — West Jefferson High School notes. The seniors expect to take up Shakespeare's “As You Like It,” in the near... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:31:32 EST Lessons taught to me by my own photos http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/50746774/Lessons-taught-to-me-by-my-own-photos I like to take short photo trips. It's usually out my driveway or a walk down my road. Sometimes I make a right turn onto a neighbor's farm to see how things have changed since my last walk. All the while I am taking pictures for possible... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:31:27 EST The milestone birthday of 18 http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/50750325/The-milestone-birthday-of-18 Everyone in our home has “attained the age of majority” right now, which is a legal way of saying the youngest, Alex, turned 18 last week. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:11:13 EST Revitalizing neighborhoods and communities http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50729916/Revitalizing-neighborhoods-and-communities The financial crisis devastated homeowners and investors in Ohio and across the country. In the years since, we've made great progress but we know that the economy cannot fully recover until the housing market does. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:31:15 EST