RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:19:57 EST 1800 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Obama’s problem: He denies reality APRIL 25, 2015 — President Obama's penchant for not acknowledging reality continues with his administration's refusal to label the Ottoman Turks' purge of Christian Armenians, which began 100 years ago Friday, as the genocide... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:01:07 EST Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Myopic automakers should embrace today’s high-tech gearheads, not attempt to stifle their innovations APRIL 26, 2015 — Automakers trying to use copyright law to prevent vehicle owners, aftermarket suppliers and independent mechanics from tinkering with electronic control units should be careful what they wish for. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:01:06 EST Mark Hendrickson: Negative interest rates: A brilliant concept! I have to admit that initially I was uninterested, even close-minded, about the negative yield being offered on a growing share of European sovereign debt. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:01:03 EST Joe Blundo: The buzz at the Statehouse News item: A hive of honeybees was installed last week on the grounds of the Statehouse as part of Earth Day festivities. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:21:04 EST Chicago Tribune: Why NASA’s New Horizons voyage to Pluto and beyond is so cosmic People of Earth: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:01:09 EST Mary Sanchez: Can Francis reconcile Catholics to church hierarchy? Millions of Catholics eagerly await Pope Francis' arrival in the United States this fall. Like no other Christian leader in recent years, this humble, empathetic man has moved the world with simple words and deeds of virtue. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:01:07 EST Jim Krumel: Looking for a boy with a red backpack Carol McKinney has been around children all of her life.She has two of her own, two grandchildren, and hundreds of students she taught during her 26 years at Delphos Jefferson High School and 10 years at Marimor. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:11:01 EST Little boy flirted with death I was waiting for a train on Metcalf Street a little before 2 p.m. Wednesday. It stopped across the street, and while I was sitting there, I saw a pair of legs on the other side of the street pacing back and forth. Then I saw a little boy probably... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:11:02 EST Letter: Say what you want, Affordable Health Care act is working There have been several editorials on the Affordable Care Act published recently. Despite the political jockeying that continues to surround the law, one thing remains clear: people want access to quality, affordable health coverage and are taking... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:01:06 EST Letter: Roses and thorns being hijacked I would like to take over the roses and thorns this week, and start off with a large bouquet to the Encore Theatre Youth for their excellent production of Peter Pan, Jr., this past weekend. The play was a very enjoyable experience for the sold out... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:01:05 EST Little changed 5 years after BP spill Just in time for the fifth anniversary of the worst oil spill in U.S. maritime history, BP declared all's well on the Gulf Coast: The oil has been mopped up and there's been no lasting damage to birds, wildlife or... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:41:02 EST James Burns column: Five faces of the Boston Marathon I see five faces at the finish line. All five are on a mission. All five are determined to accomplish their mission at the Boston Marathon — for better or worse. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:06:02 EST David Trinko: Unhealthy frustration with serving sizes Rice cakes with cranberries and almonds sounded like a healthy snack when I went tearing through the cupboard, looking for a pick-me-up. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:11:01 EST Letter: Support Elida’s renewal levy I am writing to bring recognition to a very important date for Elida Local Schools. The date is Tuesday, May 5, 2015. On this date, Elida Local Schools has a renewal levy on the ballot. This levy is a renewal. It is not a request for new money and... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:31:03 EST Legal-Ease: Courts won’t decide internal church issues I was personally very disheartened last week. My personal spiritual advisor and friend, who is my parish priest, was told he would be relocated to another parish. In my religion, bishops and other clerical elders decide where local church leaders will... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:01:04 EST Editorial: Diversion best option for Blanchard Everyone wants to find a way to fix the Blanchard River's consistent flooding issues without drastically changing anyone's life.It's time to understand an issue this big requires big changes. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:01:02 EST Kathleen Parker: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington WASHINGTON — When postal worker Doug Hughes — otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude — landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:01:02 EST Letter: Stop grammar abuse, and fix the crossing Two peeves have I. One is grammatical; the other is safety. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:06:02 EST Letter: Appleseed parks should live with what they have Brief and to the point: Johnny Appleseed Metro Park System is plenty big and enjoyable for the community. There is no need to buy more land to expand the park system, especially in a community that is shrinking. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:06:01 EST Pitts column: What’s partisan about fact? “Obama is a Muslim,” it said. “That is a FACT.” Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:01:04 EST