Galion Inquirer- RSS OPINION Feed http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:11:57 EST 1800 FAITH COLUMN: How can a Christian truly enjoy Thanksgiving? http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-religion-news-opinion/150641571/FAITH-COLUMN:-How-can-a-Christian-truly-enjoy-Thanksgiving Even a quick reading of the details of the Old Testament sacrificial system convinces the reader of the rigorous preparations that were needed for worship during the days before the birth of our Lord Jesus. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:47:16 EST Thanks for supporting those in need http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150626352/Thanks-for-supporting-those-in-need Great communities come together in tragedies.Galion was stunned this week by the tragic fire which took the lives of three members of the same family. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:32:05 EST Winter fires are a serious threat http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150626374/Winter-fires-are-a-serious-threat This week's tragedy should serve all of us a grim warning about the importance of fire safety.Officials say the threat of winter fires is real. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:32:03 EST Timing of crack cocaine conviction questioned http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150582984/Timing-of-crack-cocaine-conviction-questioned In 2011, the Ohio legislature passed H.B. 86, which amended the existing law relative to the possession of crack cocaine. The amended law took effect September 30, 2011. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:31:01 EST Another look through the area http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150575498/Another-look-through-the-area Continuing our efforts from last week, we continue to offer “pats on the back” and “wags of the finger.” Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:33:03 EST To what end, Ohio Democrats? http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150558455/To-what-end-Ohio-Democrats What ails the Ohio Democratic Party? One answer resides in an episode that took place on the eve of the recent election. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:42:16 EST EDITORIAL: Simple tips can save lives http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150558391/EDITORIAL:-Simple-tips-can-save-lives Every year, as the temperatures start to dip below freezing, people crank up the heat in their homes in order to stay warm.Inevitably, this results in an increase of house fires, as we have already seen this week. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:22:11 EST Find facts in electric rate change battle http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150542636/Find-facts-in-electric-rate-change-battle The argument over proposed rate changes in Galion has not gone away.It's been a busy week for posturing on the matter.On Tuesday, Citizens for Galion made its case for why the changes aren't a good idea. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:35:03 EST FAITH COLUMN: To repent before God means one is to be genuinely changed http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion/150473873/FAITH-COLUMN:-To-repent-before-God-means-one-is-to-be-genuinely-changed The preacher, John the Baptist challenged the religious leaders who came to hear him to demonstrate real spiritual commitment to God based upon how an individual lives (Matthew 3:8). Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:24:07 EST Your voice needs heard on electric rate plan http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150458472/Your-voice-needs-heard-on-electric-rate-plan Electric rates are a big deal in Galion.It's important to be informed.And it's important to make sure everything is right. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:19:04 EST Thankful for McDonalds gift http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150458818/Thankful-for-McDonalds-gift I would like to thank the lady in the silver car who paid for my meal at the Galion McDonalds at 12:37 p.m. Nov. 4. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:18:03 EST Letters from a World War I veteran http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150462934/Letters-from-a-World-War-I-veteran Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918. Bells in a bombed-out church were still intact, ringing out the good news of the Armistice having been signed—on the 11th hour of the 11th day of... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:16:02 EST 6 ways ‘silent agreements’ are undermining your life http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150461892/6-ways-silent-agreements-are-undermining-your-life If you have engaged in relationships of any kind, you have experienced and likely battled against “silent agreements.” While most have never used or even heard of this term, silent agreements are present in our everyday lives where they... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 06:01:07 EST Don’t ever take veterans for granted http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150458711/Dont-ever-take-veterans-for-granted Imagine being 18, just out of high school and storming the beaches of France, not knowing if your next step may be your last as you dodge gunfire.Many brave veterans did that on D-Day. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:00:05 EST Ebola, taxes and fears overblown http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150463637/Ebola-taxes-and-fears-overblown A heated exchange between U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan and a top ranking government health official highlight the budgetary tensions that have emerged between Republicans and Democrats in Congress since Ebola arrived in the United States. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 15:11:12 EST Pioneer: Thank you voters http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters-opinion/150434213/Pioneer:-Thank-you-voters Pioneer Career and Technology Center would like to extend a “BIG” THANK YOU to our taxpayers for their support of the Pioneer Replacement Levy. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 12:35:03 EST Looking for apology http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters-opinion/150397538/Looking-for-apology At the Galion City Council meeting on 10-14-14 Don Faulds addressed council members and during his presentation he thanked Howard Morrow for all of his contributions for various projects to the City of Galion. At the conclusion of Mr. Faulds... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:07:06 EST School name questioned http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150414647/School-name-questioned As the Executive Director of Crawford College Connection, a not-for-profit, volunteer college access program that has served students and parents for 15 years, I need to clarify that we are in no way involved with this project. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:07:03 EST Resolution needed in finance woes http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150412134/Resolution-needed-in-finance-woes Galion's finances are serious business.After all, it's your money that's being accounted for.The stakes are especially high here as the city is working to get out of fiscal emergency. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:51:06 EST John Kasich bound for national stage http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/150427303/John-Kasich-bound-for-national-stage Last week I watched Gov. John Kasich transform a ho-hum GOP rally at Charlie's restaurant in Maumee into two things few expected: A meditation on what the Republican Party ought to be and a focus group for a presidential stump speech. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:13:05 EST