The Delaware Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:07:36 EST 1800 ‘I do not accept the circular logic …’ To the editor: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:21:05 EST Charter schools must be held accountable There are few issues more important than the education of our children. In public schools across Delaware County, the transparency required by law helps parents, concerned citizens and taxpayers in general know and track how funds are... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:11:02 EST Cheers, jeers and tears Palm Sunday is an enigma. I'm puzzled by that day's jubilation – when we know that the tragedy of the cross will soon follow. I find it difficult to get caught up in Palm Sunday's version of a ticker tape parade when I remember... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:41:06 EST This column pleads the fifth No person … shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself… Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:36:05 EST Compassion needed for ‘other’ March Madness To the editor: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:36:04 EST Tragedy overshadows happy events A plane crash is a horrific event. The Germanwings Flight 9525 disaster earlier this week is beyond comprehension. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:16:01 EST SWCD has two events planned for April When you think about farmland in Delaware County, you typically think about corn and soybeans, right? The maps from the Ohio Agriculture Statistics indicate that the grassland acres in Delaware County rank between soybean and corn acres –... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:11:05 EST Laws of nature here long before man To the editor: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:11:01 EST We all must be more vigilant The unimaginable has struck the Olentangy Local School District, and specifically Arrowhead Elementary School. A third-grade school teacher stands accused of rape and gross sexual imposition in incidents involving young girls, ages 8 and... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:21:04 EST The Kingdom of Heaven It looked bad that Friday evening as we drove up Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii to observe the real sky at night. The daytime sky was overcast. No stars tonight. And it got worse. Fog. Geesh. The fog got thicker and thicker until we burst... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:31:03 EST Hope and resiliency in Delaware County Even in small communities, law enforcement officers encounter the “dark heart of man” as they perform their duties. Most people fortunately never encounter the most harsh reality of evil, but it does exist. Cops and deputies can confirm it... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:16:01 EST Winter is for the birds Winter gave us some great late-season fun. Overall, our winter was certainly much milder than a year ago. Daughter Julia had been waiting all winter for a bunch of snow to go sledding and build a snowman, but she had to wait until the end of... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:01:01 EST Support your local county GOP To the editor: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 04:41:03 EST Enjoy magazines? Library has over 250 Are you a magazine reader? Recent research by Statisca notes the average cost of a yearly magazine subscription is about $29.85. If you subscribe to three magazines, you can save $89.55 per year by checking them out from the Delaware County District... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 03:46:01 EST New lambs bounce from barn to backyard Officially the first day of spring was yesterday and how welcome it is to leave winter behind! It seems unbelievable that just over two weeks ago, children at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road were happily making snow angels, and volunteers... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:11:06 EST Why does God allow suffering in our lives? I am a stage-4 cancer survivor.My father died from cancer.Life seems to be full of challenges, suffering and pain – not just from cancer, but from many different diseases, accidents and problems. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 01:41:02 EST When liability outlives you “With this many claimants, the money ends up being a symbolic gesture, but it serves as an important reminder that people who keep firearms in the home must be scrupulous about securing their weapons.” Fri, 20 Mar 2015 01:36:05 EST Senate should act on bill for new judge here We're pleased to see that, as promised, state Reps. Andrew Brenner, R-Powell, and Margaret Ann Ruhl, R-Mount Vernon, have reintroduced a bill to add a new judgeship in Delaware County. We were even more pleased to see that the Ohio Housed passed... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:01:05 EST A lot to celebrate about agriculture in March March in Ohio can be a long, dreary month so I was delighted to find that we have reasons to celebrate.This is National Ag Week, March 18 was National Ag Day, and March is National Nutrition Month. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:11:04 EST ‘Voting integrity from limited perspective’ To the editor: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 03:11:02 EST