Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:37:32 EST 1800 Spring has sprung http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/4521688/Spring-has-sprung Because of the South Main Street project, please make note that the annual Firehouse Pancake Breakfast and also the Lions' Chicken Barbeque will be held this year at the Fieldhouse (old gym) during Old Fashioned Days. More details to come in a... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Seeing the light http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/4134217/Seeing-the-light At first glance, the Anna Bier Gallery currently seems to be filled with stunning color photographs. The viewer quickly realizes however that the colorful, realistic pictures on the gallery walls are bold but nuanced paintings. Christopher Leeper, the... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sisters - your first friend and your best friend http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/4134328/Sisters---your-first-friend-and-your-best-friend My parents had two daughters, myself and my younger sister, Sandra Dee.A lot of you will know our ages and my parent's favorite actress from the name that my parents gave my sister. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Red Cross celebrates volunteers http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/4119884/Red-Cross-celebrates-volunteers To The Editor:The American Red Cross Darke County Chapter is celebrating its volunteers and the work they do in the community during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fracking involves more than drilling and disposal http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/4057476/Fracking-involves-more-than-drilling-and-disposal It isn't often that area residents have the opportunity to hear leading experts speak on the pollution caused by fracking and the fossil fuel industry. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Life is a garden…dig it http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/4081773/Life-is-a-gardendig-it Life is filled with trials and tribulations. From my own personal observation I'm amazed at how well some people function given the significant challenges they face. It's true everyone has a story and no one's life is sunshine and... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST What could possibly wrong? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/4081922/What-could-possibly-wrong Parents plan wonderful activities for their children – entertaining, enlightening experiences that will result in fun as well as growth in some important area of the child's development. And then reality intervenes with those plans, chaos... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Union City News Reel http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/4073979/Union-City-News-Reel The effects of alcohol that you may not know. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Our Michael moment http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/4052218/Our-Michael-moment Krista and I just returned from our brief get-away (sans amigos), an overdue vacation in Tucson, Ariz. to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary and visit some of Krista's favorite spots from her tenure at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. We had... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST The question of innocence http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/4052271/The-question-of-innocence Have you ever thought about innocence? I mean in regard to how innocent do you feel, (in general), about your life? Technically innocence is defined as, “the state of being not guilty of a crime or other wrong act” (Webster). I guess when... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Death penalty reform needed to reduce costs and make justice more efficient http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/4013048/Death-penalty-reform-needed-to-reduce-costs-and-make-justice-more-efficient Joy Stewart was a 22-year-old newlywed and was eight months pregnant with her first child in 1989 when she was brutally raped and stabbed, killing her and her unborn child. Because this killer acted in a way that was so heinous, he deserved to be... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Enjoy the end of March – Lion or Lamb http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/4042366/Enjoy-the-end-of-March--Lion-or-Lamb Today is the end of March, but the weather has become a bit of a mixed bag lately. We have had a couple of days here and there with beautiful weather this month, but the cold temps and snow keep hanging onto our local forecast. Although we entered... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Global Warming? Climate Change? Whatever! http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/3925144/Global-Warming-Climate-Change-Whatever I am an unrepentant capitalist and a global warming agnostic. As such, I have largely ignored all the whining and complaining about how we are ruining the planet. I have a bachelor's of science degree, along with an MBA. The science courses I... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Voting is easy http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/3949591/Voting-is-easy Voting Is Easy in Ohio Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Greenville celebrations http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/3949691/Greenville-celebrations Editor: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Senate Bill 150 proposes changes to Ohio’s Agriculture Industry to improve water quality http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/3949452/Senate-Bill-150-proposes-changes-to-Ohios-Agriculture-Industry-to-improve-water-quality Farmers are the backbone of our local economy, so it is important to provide them with tools to continue to prosper while protecting local waterways. Ohio agribusiness men have worked tirelessly to adapt to changing circumstances around them by... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Bradford Pancake Day http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/3949116/Bradford-Pancake-Day Editor: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST DCCA News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/3950336/DCCA-News Melissa Manchester is a musical legend who has survived shifts and changes in the music industry and is still going strong thirty years after receiving her Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The legendary performer will sing at Henry St. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST New Madison News http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/3924575/New-Madison-News It was a joyous crowd of fans that cheered the victory of our Patriots at the Trent Field House in Kettering.The next stop for the Tri-Village express is Columbus and the final four in state competition! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Today’s Challenges http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/3925192/Todays-Challenges Many of us are broken at one time or another. We are sometimes broken in spirit, sometimes broken in body, sometimes broken in relationships and sometimes broken by the death of a loved one or even the loss of a job. We often struggle to find a reason... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST