Today's Opinions

  • My nephew's reaction to a mugging was the worst

    When I attended college at the University of Cincinnati following the path of least resistance to earn my English degree with a minor in journalism, my fourth-floor walkup studio apartment stood just across from the campus in the crowded neighborhood at the corner of Clifton and McMillan streets. It featured a healthy business district that catered to students and fraternity members.

  • Letters to the Editor July 13

    Asking for community support

    The 17th annual Henry County Harvest Showcase will bring thousands into our community to celebrate and increase awareness of our agricultural heritage and our farming future.

  • Meaning of feminism is a full life

    By Jesse Harp, Intern

    “There’s nothing wrong with women having children, taking care of their homes and being domestic. That’s what they were created for, after all.”

    Something shattered inside of me when I heard these words come from a girl in one of my classes my first year of college. Suddenly every nuance of sexism I’ve experienced in my life was tossed onto the shore of my conscience by a new wave of passion.

  • Feltner responds to AT&T

    Donna Feltner, New Castle

    On June 14, Henry County officials and I met with AT&T. It was my impression, AT&T would stop using Rainbow Weed Killer. Marty Richter told the “Henry County Local” different.

    Marty stated, “We apologize.” Apologies are for stepping on someone’s shoe, not for feeding them chemicals. I’ve heard these apologies before with promises it won’t happen again, but it did.

  • Fourth of July celebrates freedom, history

    As it has for nearly two-and-a-half centuries, our nation will pause on Monday to celebrate its “birthday,” commemorating a time 240 years ago when the Founding Fathers declared our independence.

    Since July 4, 1776, we have weathered a war for our freedom, a war against ourselves, and wars against those who would like nothing more than to see us and our values falter. Although the world has changed in countless ways since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, our commitment to protect and promote freedom has never wavered.

  • News, roads agitate my spirit and mind

    This is one of those race-to-the-bottom columns.

    I’ve tried in vain to access my superego countless times during the week with the intention of writing about some uplifting topic.

    A very divided United Kingdom voting to destroy continental unity and scuttle their long relationship with the European Union — what largely seems a system to oversee commerce and to bolster the economy there — makes it seem naive to talk about the evidence I see of an improving economy at home.

  • Newsprint is alive and well — here’s proof

    Despite the doom and gloom predictions that print is dead, community newspapers like the Henry County Local are flourishing.
    But why?
    First and foremost, we are the only consistent local media presence in the county. While there are others who pop in and out when “big” news hits, we’re here with our readers week in and week out to bring you a variety of coverage, including the “big” story, and so much more.

  • Patriotic Fest committee says thanks

    The New Castle Patriotic Festival Committee would like to thank the following for their generous support of the recently held Patriotic Festival. Without the support of the following individuals and organizations we could not have had such a successful event.