Galion Inquirer- RSS OPINION Feed http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:03:14 EST 1800 East side needs development, too http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters-opinion/152055341/East-side-needs-development-too I would like to respond to the article that appeared in the Inquirer of Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 “City will not pursue water line extension.” Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:51:14 EST ALG reacts to Obama Keystone veto http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152043758/ALG-reacts-to-Obama-Keystone-veto Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:41:10 EST Amid growing international conflict, Portman calls for American leadership http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152043686/Amid-growing-international-conflict-Portman-calls-for-American-leadership U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) stressed the need for American leadership in the face of a dangerous world. Portman discussed the challenges posed to the international order by radical Islamic terrorism, Russia aggression in Ukraine, and an Iranian... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:31:09 EST We are all different http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152043549/We-are-all-different Oscar acceptance speeches tend, with rare exceptions, to be bland/dull/excruciatingly boring thank-you lists of names of people who few in the television audience recognize. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:01:10 EST Pope Francis, Ben Franklin, and Bob http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152026947/Pope-Francis-Ben-Franklin-and-Bob Have you noticed how much Pope Francis looks like Ben Franklin? Pope Francis has demonstrated that he also shares some of Franklin's best virtues – wisdom, common sense, passion, a clever wit, and a keen sense of humor. Both men's... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:06:08 EST How a mother of three made a difference for morality http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152026474/How-a-mother-of-three-made-a-difference-for-morality When you look at the endless problems we face in society today, it's easy to think, “But what I can do? I'm just one person.” Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:51:13 EST Rural America: It’s complicated, really complicated http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152026223/Rural-America:-Its-complicated-really-complicated There are two closely held, widely believed, narratives about rural America. The national media narrative, with roots in the 1980's farm crisis, is fatalistic. Rural places are dying. It lives on at the Brookings Institute and the New York... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:46:04 EST We need more generals, less psychologists http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151989497/We-need-more-generals-less-psychologists “We shall not flag or fail…We shall fight on the seas and..in the air, we shall fight on the beaches.. (and) in the fields and in the streets,..we shall never surrender. Never! Never! Never!” Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:06:07 EST FAITH COLUMN: Leading with your heart http://galioninquirer.com/news/church-lifestyle-religion-opinion-opinion_columns/151989484/FAITH-COLUMN:-Leading-with-your-heart Last Friday, I came home from work and asked my son how he was feeling (as mentioned in my last post, he has Lyme Disease). Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:16:08 EST Jeers to Mother Nature this week http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/151955178/Jeers-to-Mother-Nature-this-week After an extended break for the holidays, we're back with a new addition of tip of the hat/wag of the finger. Here's how we view what's going on around the area: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:16:02 EST Remembering Michael Harris http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion-opinion_columns/151964249/Remembering-Michael-Harris Like surrounding communities this morning, Galion is held in the grip of frigid, below zero degree temperatures. It helps to remember that winter will soon pass and that life will take on a friendlier, easier cadence. But my beloved hometown is in the... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:46:03 EST Updating Power Cost Adjustment ordinance http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters-opinion/151950405/-Updating-Power-Cost-Adjustment-ordinance Galion city council is working on updating the ordinance which covers the calculation of the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA). This is an important update and one which they need to get right. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:56:06 EST Snow days, fearing God and leadership http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/151897268/Snow-days-fearing-God-and-leadership Two weeks ago, we dug out from quite the snow storm. I haven't heard the official count, but I would estimate we got between 12 and 14 inches of the white stuff in the past 24 hours. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:06:06 EST Biomedical research: Creating jobs, saving lives http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151888169/Biomedical-research:-Creating-jobs-saving-lives Medical research not only creates jobs — it saves lives. But critical research — on cancer prevention, on new prescription drugs, and on cures for deadly diseases — is often left unfunded. In fact, nine out of 11 research grants go... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:16:04 EST Drug Courts Reduce Crime While Saving Time, Money and Resources http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151880740/Drug-Courts-Reduce-Crime-While-Saving-Time-Money-and-Resources An estimated 1.2 million drug-addicted people are currently involved in the justice system. “Drug courts” provide effective intervention, save money and significantly reduce drug use and crime through intensive supervision and treatment. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:11:10 EST FAITH COLUMN: Snow days, fearing God and leadership http://galioninquirer.com/news/church-home_top-lifestyle-religion-news-opinion/151865945/FAITH-COLUMN:-Snow-days-fearing-God-and-leadership Two weeks ago, we dug out from quite the snow storm. I haven't heard the official count, but I would estimate we got between 12 and 14 inches of the white stuff in the past 24 hours. Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:21:06 EST Landlord responds to smoke detector ordinance http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters-opinion/151838935/Landlord-responds-to-smoke-detector-ordinance Editor's Note: This letter was sent to Galion City Council members and shared with the Inquirer by the author.Council members, Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:26:02 EST The Budget The American People Deserve http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151760057/The-Budget-The-American-People-Deserve Last week, President Obama released his annual budget proposal. It's a 2,000 page document that spells out how he wants to spend your hard-earned tax dollars. But a budget is about more than how much the government spends and how much it taxes. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:36:06 EST Justices review positive identification ruling http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151760135/Justices-review-positive-identification-ruling On February 12, 2011, a 14-year-old girl – B.P. – approached the front of the Euclid Public Library with two friends when a man came up to her and started talking about a study program. He showed her a photo-ID card with his name –... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:31:05 EST FAITH COLUMN: The power of team – the Buckeye case study http://galioninquirer.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-religion-opinion-sports/151739165/FAITH-COLUMN:-The-power-of-team--the-Buckeye-case-study For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice - James 3:16The Ohio State University Football team recently held their formal celebration of their recent... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 07:46:05 EST