Daily Call- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailycall.com/section/OPINION http://dailycall.com/section/OPINION Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:50:07 EST 1800 The Common Core debacle http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50412541/The-Common-Core-debacle At the time I write this, the Ohio legislature is preparing for its next political charade, that being listening to testimony for and against legislation that would rescind the Common Core. Educators and non-educators alike will traipse to Columbus to... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:46:11 EST Painting, again http://dailycall.com/news/opinion_columns/50411282/Painting-again When I couldn't see how much salt I was shaking on a casserole, it was — so to speak — an eye-opener. That slight change could indicate a continuing advancement of the macular degeneration I've fought for more than 20 years. I... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:13:11 EST On the Road in Ohio http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50381057/On-the-Road-in-Ohio Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:34:03 EST Be prepared for Medicare AEP http://dailycall.com/news/opinion_columns/50350784/Be-prepared-for-Medicare-AEP The Boy Scouts motto is dead on: “Be Prepared!” However, for many of us, procrastination is much easier because it takes less time (in fact, it takes no time). With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) rapidly approaching (Oct 15 -... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:08 EST Clinton shadow in Iowa no threat to some Democrats http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50413109/Clinton-shadow-in-Iowa-no-threat-to-some-Democrats By Thomas BeaumontALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:33:22 EST The Amish Cook http://dailycall.com/news/opinion_columns/50411559/The-Amish-Cook By Gloria Yoder Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:33:14 EST A cry of ‘Uncle!’ http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50368233/A-cry-of-Uncle August is coming to an end. This month isn't marching confidently into September, rather it seems like it got knocked down the mat and refuses to get up. Throw in the towel, this month is thankfully over. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:14:07 EST Exercise for the brain http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50351013/Exercise-for-the-brain You don't have to watch the Dr. Phil show to learn about Neurofeedback or travel across the United States. We offer Neurofeedback at the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development right here in Piqua! Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:51:11 EST Caldwell family expresses thanks http://dailycall.com/news/letters/50392594/Caldwell-family-expresses-thanks To the Editor: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:49:23 EST Letter to the editor: http://dailycall.com/news/letters/50380715/Letter-to-the-editor: Letter to the editor: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:24:13 EST Welcome back to a new school year! http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50383521/Welcome-back-to-a-new-school-year I love the first day of school! Our schools are filled with an atmosphere of renewal evidenced by student and staff smiles, haircuts, new clothes, new school supplies, and an energy of excitement in the air. Expectations are high by all members of our... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:23:22 EST Against the Ferguson mob http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50381060/Against-the-Ferguson-mob The chant “No justice, no peace” is an apt rallying cry for Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters don't truly want justice and there has been no peace. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:23:20 EST A do-something house http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50338025/A-do-something-house It began as the following question: Are we keeping track of all the jobs bills that House Republicans have passed?Soon, that question became a list. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:45:08 EST A girl can dream http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50240481/A-girl-can-dream There is a ranch-style stone house in my favorite place in the world – Gatlinburg, Tennessee – that gives the appearance of being a lone holdout amongst the hustle and bustle of commercialism that drives this... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:08:13 EST Traveling Teacher http://dailycall.com/news/opinion_columns/50366971/Traveling-Teacher On a recent mission trip to Peru, I loved watching the cultural differences unfold as we utilized Peruvian transportation. My teammates and I were schooled in this firsthand as we traveled by plane, train, bus, taxi, and foot. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:56:07 EST Battles and struggles http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50317198/Battles-and-struggles It has been a while since I have placed a column in the paper. Since July 21st, I have been dealing with, processing and grieving the unexpected death of my older brother Kent. He was my only sibling and his loss, so very unexpected, has hit very... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:26:08 EST Remodeling job is not the model of serenity http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50317570/Remodeling-job-is-not-the-model-of-serenity Although goodness knows it's something a sane person would try to forget, the memory of remodeling our house runs through my mind when I am particularly open to nightmares. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:32:19 EST Key Club says thanks to community http://dailycall.com/news/letters/50319002/Key-Club-says-thanks-to-community To the Editor: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:15:05 EST Das boot http://dailycall.com/news/editorial/50316963/Das-boot Throughout history there have been many epic tales of gallant ships on heroic voyages. This isn't one of them. Rather, it's a story about a pleasure boat and a taxing authority. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:10:25 EST Calling Around Covington http://dailycall.com/news/opinion_columns/50290191/Calling-Around-Covington Well, it's getting to that time of year when summer starts flying by. Can anyone believe it's almost fall already, and the start of the school year is upon us? When I was a kid, this was such a depressing time of the year. My brothers and... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:44:10 EST