Galion Inquirer- RSS OPINION Feed http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:17:20 EST 1800 Movie Review - “The Purge: Anarchy” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5327249/Movie-Review---The-Purge:-Anarchy “The Purge” turned out to be quite the sleeper hit last year. The otherwise basic home invasion horror movie was masked by its cool setting: a future where once a year for twelve hours, all crime is legal. This typically translates to rich... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Wine Guys: Walla Walla Valley http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5312082/The-Wine-Guys:-Walla-Walla-Valley Walla Walla Valley AVA has a fascinating geological history. A subset of the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State, this area was inundated by a series of catastrophic floods — the Missoula Floods — at the end of the last ice age 12,000... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Apron Free Cooking ~ Raspberry Shortcake http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/5270046/Apron-Free-Cooking-~-Raspberry-Shortcake Hot summer evenings call for cool treats. Sometimes we take a walk to the local ice cream shop. Other times we have some fresh fruit treats. Strawberry shortcake is a favorite way to use fresh fruit, but some people aren't big strawberry fans. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Law You Can Use: Children may be witnesses in family law trials http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5276607/Law-You-Can-Use:-Children-may-be-witnesses-in-family-law-trials Q: Can children testify in a divorce or custody trial? Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Movie review: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5275808/Movie-review:-Dawn-of-the-Planet-of-the-Apes 2011's “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” ended with a virus enveloping the world and dooming humanity, leaving apes to inherit the earth. It also ended with audiences thrilled about the reboot of the sci-fi franchise from the 60s. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Savvy Senior http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5284866/Savvy-Senior Dear Savvy Senior,What are the cheapest cell phone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls.Seldom Calling Senior Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Suspected child abuse must be reported http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5255510/Suspected-child-abuse-must-be-reported In Ohio, state law imposes a duty on all school officers and employees – including administrators and employees of daycare centers – to report actual or suspected child abuse or neglect. That's why a preschool teacher at the William... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A message from Galion Rotary http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters/5257351/A-message-from-Galion-Rotary Special thanks to Jan Meeks for donating his time and equipment for the PA system and set up for the bands during the Independence Day celebration on July 5. Also, thank you to the three bands that donated their time and talent that day: In His Name,... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the Editor - Derfler http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters/5239067/Letter-to-the-Editor---Derfler There has been considerable attention for the past few years about “smart meters” that electric companies around the country are anxious to make mandatory for all personal residences. I urge anyone who would like to find out just what all... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Preparing students for what comes next http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters/5246069/Preparing-students-for-what-comes-next While driving around town, residents may have noticed some signs in their neighbors' yards announcing “Congratulations, I was trained at Pioneer.” Beyond celebrating our graduates, those signs are a symbol of the future for not just... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Home Country http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5020263/Home-Country Slim Randles Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Savvy Senior: Alternative Lodging Options for Retirees Who Travel http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/5223837/Savvy-Senior:-Alternative-Lodging-Options-for-Retirees-Who-Travel Dear Savvy Senior, Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Movie Review: “Tammy” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5223087/Movie-Review:-Tammy “Tammy” is a movie where we're supposed to laugh at bad things happening to a pathetic character. Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is responsible for a lot of the bad things about her life, but the world keeps piling problems upon her... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Signers of the Declaration http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5192008/Signers-of-the-Declaration This week we celebrate the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, an event that set a new course for human history. There were 56 men who signed that document, which declared that “these United Colonies are, and of... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST When you start Social Security matters http://galioninquirer.com/news/business-opinion_columns/5200181/When-you-start-Social-Security-matters Let me cover the dramatic difference in taking SS at age 62 instead of 70. Waiting until age 70 really matters if you are married and both have long life expectancy. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST This Week In Galion’s History http://galioninquirer.com/news/history-opinion_columns/5181489/This-Week-In-Galions-History Galion has a colorful and lengthy past. The events noted in this column are taken from the Galion Inquirer archives from years past. The focus will be items of personal or community interest from 10, 25, 50 and 75 years ago. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Getting Things Done for Ohio http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5200421/Getting-Things-Done-for-Ohio Over the past couple of weeks, two bills that I authored passed both houses of Congress—the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 2013 and the World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2014. Now both are on their way to the... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Apron Free Cooking ~ Roasted Carrots & Onions http://galioninquirer.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/5162490/Apron-Free-Cooking-~-Roasted-Carrots--Onions I don't know about your family, but mine spends a fair amount of time grilling our suppers on the back deck during the summer months. I'm always on the lookout for a side dish that goes well with grilled meats and came up with this idea... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Law You Can Use http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5171271/Law-You-Can-Use In the late summer of 2012, Judge Tracie Hunter was the assigned judge presiding over twelve cases against six juvenile defendants accused of assaulting a man in the North College Hill area of Cincinnati. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Home Country http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns/5020240/Home-Country Slim Randles Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST