Morrow County Sentinel- RSS OPINION Feed http://morrowcountysentinel.com/section/OPINION http://morrowcountysentinel.com/section/OPINION Sun, 24 May 2015 03:18:44 EST 1800 God is Holy! http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion/153567228/God-is-Holy Recently while conversing with a local resident about the many atrocities being experienced by our human race, I was confronted with accusations against God. I soon realized that little was known about the complete righteousness and holiness of... Sun, 24 May 2015 00:31:04 EST The FCC’s misguided priorities and the Amtrak 188 tragedy http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153656138/The-FCCs-misguided-priorities-and-the-Amtrak-188-tragedy The great Achilles heel of our political system is our federal government's lack of ability to prioritize public policy concerns, especially stemming from an inability or unwillingness to assess real risks and compare and contrast those risks... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:16:09 EST Republicans backtrack on fast track http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153656080/Republicans-backtrack-on-fast-track “I've said that the only way I would give fast track trade authority to a president, was if it was a president that could actually trust and negotiate well, and after watching the way this president has negotiated with folks in Iran, I... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:16:05 EST Ohio law allows conviction alternative for eligible offenders http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153655506/Ohio-law-allows-conviction-alternative-for-eligible-offenders Q: What is IILC? Fri, 22 May 2015 08:51:07 EST Time to get Old Hickory off the $20 bill http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153623955/Time-to-get-Old-Hickory-off-the-$20-bill Andrew Jackson would be the first to say to take him off the $20 bill.Right on it, the bill says, “Federal Reserve Note,” an institution he would have despised. Thu, 21 May 2015 04:01:20 EST Ohio’s adoption law now allows advertising http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153623851/Ohios-adoption-law-now-allows-advertising Major changes to Ohio's adoption law became effective on March 23, 2015. Changes include new time limits and a notification option for birth fathers, an increase in the state tax credit, a reduction in the window for contesting adoptions, new... Thu, 21 May 2015 02:01:06 EST May brings National Electrical Safety Month http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153623785/May-brings-National-Electrical-Safety-Month During the storm season, rain, wind and especially power issues, all have an affect on homes. With May being National Electrical Safety Month, the service professionals at Mr. Electric want to inform homeowners about electrical safety during the... Thu, 21 May 2015 00:31:06 EST Should FDA Classify Soda As ‘Poison’ or “Toxin”? http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/153561799/Should-FDA-Classify-Soda-As-Poison-or-Toxin Sugar levels in sodas are intended to be habit-forming and have dangerous side effects, say weight loss doctors Myo Nwe and Sandeep Grewal, triggering addictive response in the brain. Classifying this as a food product, they say, is no longer... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:01:03 EST Memorial Days of long ago http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/news-opinion_columns/153470682/Memorial-Days-of-long-ago The month of May continues with more annual events - this week the Cardington-Lincoln High School alumni party, Memorial Day and next week Senior Night and Commencement. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:01:12 EST An open letter to Dr. Ben Carson—and all presidential candidates—on energy policies http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153607701/An-open-letter-to-Dr.-Ben-Carsonand-all-presidential-candidateson-energy-policies Dear Dr. Carson, Wed, 20 May 2015 08:26:05 EST Not so fast track? http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153607678/Not-so-fast-track Senate Democrats blocked legislation on May 12 that would grant trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a commercial treaty between the U.S. and Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile,... Wed, 20 May 2015 08:21:13 EST Bounce back faster from disaster - build to code http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153607646/Bounce-back-faster-from-disaster---build-to-code CHICAGO – May is Building Safety Month, a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures by increasing awareness about how building codes and code... Wed, 20 May 2015 08:21:08 EST Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a success! http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/letters/153566135/Stamp-Out-Hunger-Food-Drive-a-success To the editor, Tue, 19 May 2015 13:41:05 EST Tomorrow Center move might be good http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/letters/153561237/Tomorrow-Center-move-might-be-good I'd like to say a few words about the last Tomorrow Center (TC) Board Meeting I attended. Jeff Thompson, Superintendent of the Mount Gilead Schools, attended to field some questions from visitors. Tue, 19 May 2015 13:41:03 EST GOP fast track to the minority http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153583461/GOP-fast-track-to-the-minority Trade promotion authority for the president to negotiate commercial treaties — which pass with simple majority votes in both chambers of Congress — has lapsed since 2007, when Democrats had majorities. Tue, 19 May 2015 11:46:11 EST Why the uproar over unjust teacher evaluations is a sham http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153583338/Why-the-uproar-over-unjust-teacher-evaluations-is-a-sham Recently, Sheri Lederman, a 4th grade teacher, filed a lawsuit against the New York State Department of Education on the grounds that the metrics used to appraise her performance are fundamentally flawed. Despite a bevy of sincere accolades from... Tue, 19 May 2015 11:41:16 EST Chow Line: With flavored water, look at label closely http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153583305/Chow-Line:-With-flavored-water-look-at-label-closely I switched my beverage of choice from pop to bottled flavored water. I'm enjoying trying a lot of different brands and flavors. Is there anything I should be on the lookout for when choosing which one to try next? Tue, 19 May 2015 11:41:09 EST Amtrak, Donald Trump, China, Expanding Monster http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153555337/Amtrak-Donald-Trump-China-Expanding-Monster I am sad for the eight people and their families who died and the many others injured because of the recent Amtrak disaster. Tragedy can happen regardless of ownership. I wish we didn't own Amtrak. Mon, 18 May 2015 07:21:14 EST Prom, school year end can be stressful times for teens http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153555331/Prom-school-year-end-can-be-stressful-times-for-teens For most teens, the weeks leading up to prom and the end of the school year are full of fun and excitement.But for some teens, these high school rites of passage are a time of stress and anxiety. Mon, 18 May 2015 07:21:10 EST National Police Week shines light on officer safety http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/153555318/National-Police-Week-shines-light-on-officer-safety Peace officers put themselves between us and harm's way every day. And when, as a consequence of shielding us from danger, peace officers become casualties, we come to understand the gravity of the pledge they willingly make “to serve and... Mon, 18 May 2015 07:16:12 EST