Galion Inquirer- RSS OPINION Feed http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION Thu, 5 Mar 2015 02:48:42 EST 1800 Happy to see rebirth of Pickle Run http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152151746/Happy-to-see-rebirth-of-Pickle-Run Welcome back Pickle Run!It's been way too long.We're excited to hear about the ongoing plans to bring back the famed event. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:31:03 EST Check out PBA event http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152151841/Check-out-PBA-event So often, we hear the mistaken notion that there is never anything to do in Galion.It's an idea that leaves us stratching our head. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:26:14 EST Galion City Council contact information http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/151696117/Galion-City-Council-contact-information Carl Watt, council president419-468-4388carlwatt@ci.galion.oh.usSarah Capretta, 1st ward419-777-7565sarahcapretta@gmail.com Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:56:04 EST American Exceptionalism is a good thing http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152144613/American-Exceptionalism-is-a-good-thing Boris is bumped off on a bridge. Jihadi John enjoys beheadings. We see enough evil in plain sight to jump up and shout “Amen, brother!” if our preacher pounds the pulpit to emphasize man's moral corruption. “Boris” is... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:51:10 EST House must resist Amnesty.gov http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152144527/House-must-resist-Amnesty.gov Senate Republicans appear all but ready to capitulate in the fight to prohibit President Barack Obama's unconstitutional amnesty for up to 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children, with leaders offering a “clean”... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:46:06 EST A budget that grows government and cultivates dependency http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152144492/A-budget-that-grows-government-and-cultivates-dependency You can tell a lot about someone's priorities by sneaking a peak at their budget. From churches and charities to Fortune 500 companies and individual households, financial statements show true colors, not just lip service. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:41:07 EST Counter OPEC’s Power by Boosting American Crude Oil Exports http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152121421/Counter-OPECs-Power-by-Boosting-American-Crude-Oil-Exports The national average for a gallon of gasoline is quickly approaching just $2. Drivers can mostly thank the highest level of domestic oil production in four decades — over 9 million barrels per day — for these low prices. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:06:06 EST A brief history of how possum became an American delicacy http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152121356/A-brief-history-of-how-possum-became-an-American-delicacy Let's clear up one misnomer right from the start. The word is possum, not “O” possum. Only city folks call possums opossums. You can look it up to read for yourself but here is a short history of how the possum came to be known as... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:56:12 EST FAFSA Primer: How to navigate through the college aid maze http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152121308/FAFSA-Primer:-How-to-navigate-through-the-college-aid-maze If you're worried about paying for your child's college education, keep this statistic in mind: during the 2011-12 school year, the U.S. Department of Education reported that 85 percent of all full-time, four-year college students were... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:56:06 EST Ohio poultry owners advised to increase biosecurity as virus spreads http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152114312/Ohio-poultry-owners-advised-to-increase-biosecurity-as-virus-spreads COLUMBUS — Three worrisome strains of avian flu have been detected in birds out West. These viruses can cause serious disease in birds, and their appearance has prompted poultry veterinarians at The Ohio State University to recommend that... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:41:05 EST Editorial: Kasich has battle with GOP brethren http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152114294/Kasich-has-battle-with-GOP-brethren Sometimes a lot can be said about “reading the crowd” during political speeches. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:36:16 EST 7 keys to turning around any organization http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152114299/7-keys-to-turning-around-any-organization A couple of weeks ago, I attended a leadership event in our community called Lead On. At this event, a very prominent superintendent of a local school system was interviewed about his story and what makes him tick as a leader. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:36:09 EST Take action to keep seniors out of the hospital http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152106868/Take-action-to-keep-seniors-out-of-the-hospital As Crawford, Morrow, Richland and Knox counties plunge into the heart of the winter season, the risk of local seniors being hospitalized spikes to its highest of the year, despite the fact that almost half of these hospitalizations (49%) can be... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:06:07 EST Concern over Crestline finances http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152092904/Concern-over-Crestline-finances WAG OF THE FINGER: To Crestline officials for allowing themselves to get into a bad financial situation that is requiring the state to work with the village on how to correct it. Better financial management would have fixed this... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:01:05 EST Don’t talk behind other people’s back http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters-opinion/152091869/Dont-talk-behind-other-peoples-back Editor,A week ago I helped with my granddaughter's first grade Valentine's party at school. I waited a week to cool down before writing this letter. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:36:02 EST 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