People's Defender- RSS OPINION Feed http://peoplesdefender.com/section/OPINION http://peoplesdefender.com/section/OPINION Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:04:59 EST 1800 Georgian helps with dementia mentors http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion_columns/150148064/Georgian-helps-with-dementia-mentors This wasn't how Robert Bowles of Thomaston, Ga., wanted to spend his retirement years. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:39:16 EST Gloria serves up caramel cinnamon rolls http://peoplesdefender.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/150160534/Gloria-serves-up-caramel-cinnamon-rolls Hello to one and all! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:25:24 EST Do you need ID theft insurance or credit monitoring? http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/150143692/Do-you-need-ID-theft-insurance-or-credit-monitoring You'd have to be living under a rock not to be concerned about identity theft. It seems like every other month there's a new report about another massive data breach somewhere in the world. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:59:16 EST Opinion Page Submission Change http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/150115761/Opinion-Page-Submission-Change This newspaper welcomes letters to the editor and guest columns from area readers. Letters should be about current issues of general interest and should maintain a degree of civility and good taste. Letters that are potentially libelous will not be... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:57:17 EST A letter to Manchester Board http://peoplesdefender.com/news/letters/150101021/A-letter-to-Manchester-Board To the editor:An open letter to the Manchester Board of Education.Isn't it ironic that the only person let go for trying to do the right thing for employees was fired? Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:53:17 EST Richards endorses former opponent http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/150094911/Richards-endorses-former-opponent To the editor: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:53:16 EST Still kickin’ after all these years http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/150101428/Still-kickin-after-all-these-years Forgive us if we're not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:53:14 EST Auketts were early ostomy advocates http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion_columns/150062290/Auketts-were-early-ostomy-advocates Founded in 2005, United Ostomy Associations of America bills itself as “a national network for bowel and urinary diversion support groups.” Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:28:08 EST Homemade cheese on the menu! http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion_columns/150081721/Homemade-cheese-on-the-menu Dear Friends Far and Near, Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:29:15 EST Correcting errors in the language of life http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/150079516/Correcting-errors-in-the-language-of-life My word processor is set up to deal with the errors I make when writing. The programmers who wrote the computer program knew I'd screw things up, so they built in corrective functions like spellcheck and the ability to simply backspace to delete... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:47:10 EST Hooked on apples http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/150029630/Hooked-on-apples When it comes to solving big problems, I believe in reaching for the low-hanging fruit first. What's the easy stuff we can get out of the way before working on harder challenges? Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:09:22 EST Flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits cut your taxes http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/150060641/Flexible-spending-accounts-commuter-benefits-cut-your-taxes For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds – or thousands –... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 09:32:09 EST AEP Ohio files expanded purchase power agreement http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/150060778/AEP-Ohio-files-expanded-purchase-power-agreement GAHANNA —AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio an expanded Purchase Power Agreement designed to provide customers with more stable electricity prices during periods of market... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:54:18 EST Stop loggin at state parks http://peoplesdefender.com/news/letters/150080367/Stop-loggin-at-state-parks To the editor: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 10:31:18 EST Wakefield gets SA Chapters running http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/50781394/Wakefield-gets-SA-Chapters-running My featured person this week, Margery Wakefield, of Lansing, Mich., has had lifelong struggles with schizophrenia, a mental health disability. For now, primarily due to medication she began taking in 1995, she is winning this highly personal battle. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 14:07:23 EST President, Congress should work together http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/50671122/President-Congress-should-work-together In his speech outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I believe... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:21:16 EST Connecting job seekers with skills and opportunity http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/50799637/Connecting-job-seekers-with-skills-and-opportunity This Friday in Belmont County, I joined with Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to host an Energy Jobs and Career Fair. Over 30 companies participated, and people from all over Eastern Ohio had an opportunity to connect with... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:35:21 EST Glad the SR 125 detour is behind us http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/50800411/Glad-the-SR-125-detour-is-behind-us To the editor:Life is full of detours, we're glad this one open and safe! Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:36:12 EST The model God gave us http://peoplesdefender.com/news/letters/50816974/The-model-God-gave-us To the editor: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:36:14 EST Steinbach tackles paranoid schizophrenia http://peoplesdefender.com/news/opinion/50715387/Steinbach-tackles-paranoid-schizophrenia He began hearing voices in his head at age 15. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:19:34 EST