Madison Press- RSS opinion Feed http://madison-press.com/section/opinion http://madison-press.com/section/opinion Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:21:22 EST 1800 100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150010994/100-Years-Ago-With-Charlie-Miller Oct. 23, 1914Madison County Democrat — Mrs. Mary Matheney and Victor Timmons were married, Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride by Rev. Woodrow. They have the best wishes of... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:21 EST OUR VIEW: Make your voice heard http://madison-press.com/news/editorial-opinion/150246391/Make-your-voice-heard Pumpkins and falling leaves are giving way to pink ribbons. And purple ones. And blue ones. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:13 EST Election letter writing tips http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/150263272/Election-letter-writing-tips Throughout the years, the exchange of ideas through letters to the editor has been the lifeblood of a newspaper's editorial page. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:22:16 EST Letter: Cemetery levy funds are sorely needed http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/150262871/Cemetery-levy-funds-are-sorely-needed Dear Editor,I wish to clarify and add to the information presented to the Village of Mount Sterling council on Oct. 13, 2014 and subsequently reported in both the Press and Tribune. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:20:32 EST When I look at things http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150258092/When-I-look-at-things When looking at things, I try to really see them for what they are, what they were and what they might turn into. Sometimes you have to wait on something before you can use it or maybe understand it. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:31:17 EST Letter: Say ‘thank you’ to the Keepers of The Valley http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/150262971/Say-thank-you-to-the-Keepers-of-The-Valley Dear Editor, Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:59:12 EST That ‘early voting” brouhaha’ http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150246768/That-early-voting-brouhaha It seems to me that since the U S Supreme Court has agreed with the manner in which Ohio has chosen to define the length of time that Ohio voters may cast “early voting” ballots, a kinda quick overview of the situation is appropriate. Just... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:26:10 EST Enforcing trade laws to support businesses http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150174392/Enforcing-trade-laws-to-support-businesses When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:31:15 EST Gloria adores her mom http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/150156266/Gloria-adores-her-mom Hello to one and all! Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:31:24 EST A Las Vegas vacation in retrospect http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/150174223/A-Las-Vegas-vacation-in-retrospect Everyone should do something wild and goofy from time to time, if only to have something to talk about for the next five years. This is a philosophy with which my children are very familiar. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:31:22 EST Safety is paramount for student athletes http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150207554/Safety-is-paramount-for-student-athletes Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That's what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:39:06 EST It’s hard being a gentleman in today’s world http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150140530/Its-hard-being-a-gentleman-in-todays-world The week was going quite well until I ran into Ms. PC. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:28:11 EST God allows U-turns http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150188694/God-allows-U-turns I was driving the other day and missed my exit. Almost immediately, the road sign told me that the next exit was 15 miles ahead. Fifteen miles. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:30:17 EST Confessions of a reformed liberal http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150156385/Confessions-of-a-reformed-liberal Yes, I drank the Kool-aid. For many years after my ordination, I embraced many of the tenets of religious liberalism. There is no one size fits all description of what religious liberalism is or how it translates as it crosses denominational lines. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:30:15 EST A firefighter’s tribute http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150194332/A-firefighters-tribute As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, I was told that October — all 31 days of it — was Fire Prevention Month, which, in my humble opinion, is fine, even though since 1922 attention has been focused on Fire Prevention Week, which took place... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:25:22 EST Women must negotiate salary and raises http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150174416/Women-must-negotiate-salary-and-raises Evidently, only men are supposed to ask for raises. Women who do will only annoy their bosses and instead should simply have faith in the system and hope for good karma. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:28:11 EST … And I approve this message http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/150231245/-And-I-approve-this-message Fall is my favorite time of the year. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:41:10 EST Our View: Think pink (and light blue) http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150153412/Think-pink-(and-light-blue) Today, The Madison Press is going pink by featuring our annual Breast Cancer Awareness issue. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:26:15 EST 100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150010897/100-Years-Ago-With-Charlie-Miller Oct. 16, 1914Madison County Democrat — Isaac H. Hambleton has been spending a week visiting his son, Wallace, at Urbana. Mr. Hambleton passed his 90th birthday in August and is still... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:31:08 EST Creating is a process of giving yourself away http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150156428/Creating-is-a-process-of-giving-yourself-away All that stored-up energy and no place to put it. All those thoughts and feelings bundled up with no real exit. That's not exactly true. There are ways of letting it go. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:31:11 EST