The Delaware Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://delgazette.com/section/OPINION http://delgazette.com/section/OPINION Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:58:09 EST 1800 Why developers want to annex to Sunbury http://delgazette.com/news/letters-opinion/50585738/Why-developers-want-to-annex-to-Sunbury To the editor:Here are some facts about Berkshire Township development. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:23:05 EST New wildlife officer reviews hunting-law changes http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/50674630/New-wildlife-officer-reviews-hunting-law-changes Ohio's 2014-15 hunting season is well underway. Kickoff began Sept. 1 with the dove, early goose and squirrel season opener. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:08:05 EST ‘Creating Patriotism Week doesn’t make us patriotic’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters-opinion/50649986/Creating-Patriotism-Week-doesnt-make-us-patriotic I commend State Rep. Andy Brenner for his interest in patriotism. However, if he's serious about promoting it, his proposed legislation must provide real substance to prompt significant results. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:35:05 EST Let’s wait and see about ISIS plan http://delgazette.com/news/letters-opinion/50616069/Lets-wait-and-see-about-ISIS-plan To the editor: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:14:05 EST A little more ‘local control’ is lost http://delgazette.com/news/editorial-opinion/50638714/A-little-more-local-control-is-lost In today's turbulent political environment, it's not uncommon to hear Americans complain about the state or federal government imposing rules and regulations that take away “local control.” A popular target these days is the... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:39:05 EST Fast food and big hearts http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50635125/Fast-food-and-big-hearts Anyone who knows me is aware that I do not frequent “fast food” food restaurants, except for one. Burger King, Krystal, McDonald's, Sonic, Wendy's and White Castle – all would be long gone if they depended upon this... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:36:06 EST History and common sense are best teachers http://delgazette.com/news/letters/50519475/History-and-common-sense-are-best-teachers To the editor: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:39:06 EST Cepheus and the Garnet Star http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50631778/Cepheus-and-the-Garnet-Star I was rummaging through some old newspaper clippings the other day. I happened upon one, yellowed with age, from a USA Today issue in 1999. The front-page article discussed the things that people say they particularly loved in the 20th century and... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:01:06 EST ‘Will renovations hold up that long?’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters-opinion/50603572/Will-renovations-hold-up-that-long To the editor: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:31:04 EST Trust the key element for police http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50605362/Trust-the-key-element-for-police Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part series addressing the Ferguson, Mo., incident and other pressing law enforcement issues by Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin and Delaware Police Chief Bruce... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:20:09 EST Tax issue ‘simply makes no sense’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters-opinion/50601244/Tax-issue-simply-makes-no-sense To the editor: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:26:04 EST It’s county fair time again here http://delgazette.com/news/editorial-opinion/50601130/Its-county-fair-time-again-here The biggest week of the year for Delaware County is just hours away. The Delaware County Fair kicks off Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with two events, followed by a 10 a.m. opening ceremony, and then runs through Sept. 20. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:10:04 EST Grand juries — secretive by necessity http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50601993/Grand-juries--secretive-by-necessity “The value of confidentiality of matters appearing before a grand jury is very important.” Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:01:03 EST Not much joy at summer’s end http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50569422/Not-much-joy-at-summers-end It's been a difficult few weeks to watch the news, especially as a journalist with past aspirations to “travel the world and tell a story,” as I once did. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:43:03 EST ‘Blighted area’ funds deserve more scrutiny http://delgazette.com/news/letters-opinion/50569174/Blighted-area-funds-deserve-more-scrutiny To the editor:I just can't seem to understand the Blighted Area Relief Act. The federal government fined five of the largest mortgage lenders billions of dollars and then intended the funds to go to improve blighted areas. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:35:05 EST ‘The deal simply did not get done’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters-opinion/50553144/The-deal-simply-did-not-get-done To the editor, Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:43:05 EST The brilliance of Jupiter http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/50526985/The-brilliance-of-Jupiter Jupiter is back — at last. Of course, it never really went anywhere. Diehard stargazers have been viewing it in the early morning sky for weeks. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 04:11:04 EST Should juvenile records be open? http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/50525544/Should-juvenile-records-be-open “What we're asking for here is just verification, one way or the other … We're acting in a vacuum here.” Sat, 6 Sep 2014 15:04:02 EST ‘Fair did not cancel the concert’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters-opinion/50526689/Fair-did-not-cancel-the-concert Due to a confusing headline and numerous rumors floating around town, it is necessary to clear up any misinformation regarding the Marshall Tucker concert that was scheduled for the fair and was recently canceled. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 03:57:06 EST ‘Why renovate three very old buildings?’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/50520778/Why-renovate-three-very-old-buildings To the editor:The Buckeye Valley school board plans to put a $26.5 million bond issue on the November ballot to renovate the three elementary school buildings. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:02:05 EST