Archive for August, 2016

The media’s responsibility to our democracy

Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining about the media. But why should they have all the fun? I’m going to join in, though I tend to get upset about different things than most sitting politicians do. You see, I don’t actually mind when journalists — whether in print, on television or online [ Read More ]

Hope across Ohio

For the last three years I have worked on legislation to transform the federal government’s response to the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic that is devastating too many Ohio communities. The legislation is called CARA, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. After a big bipartisan vote in the Senate and the House, CARA was signed [ Read More ]

The way to start a day

I’m not just sure when this began but I’m going to say the early 1980s. My parents were living at the edge of Bethel and my dad had become a member of the Lions Club at Bethel. My parents were always involved in the social activities of their communities and Dad had become very fond [ Read More ]

Signs of fall: Halloween, Thanksgiving and pro football

As summer fades into the past, Ohioans will have a new reason to complain—cold weather. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Ohioans can expect a cold winter. Thankfully, before it gets too cold, we can enjoy Thanksgiving and Halloween. When it comes to keeping up with the seasons, I just look at professional sports. For instance, [ Read More ]

Public Notices for August 25, 2016

Ann Benjamin, 95

Ann Benjamin, 95 of Williamsburg, OH passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Hospice of Cincinnati Anderson Care Center. She was born March 18, 1921, in Michigan and was the daughter of the late Ruby and Charles Bruckner. Ann was preceded in death by her three husbands, Arthur Walsh, Frank Anson and Austin Benjamin. She [ Read More ]

Colleen Hannah, 69

Colleen S. Hannah, 69 years old of Felicity, Ohio passed away on August 22, 2016. She is survived by her Husband: Michael Hannah. 2 Children: Mike (Donna) Hannah and Missy (Joseph) Durham. 4 Grandchildren: Charles Hannah, Hunter Meade, Nicholas Hannah and Danica Durham. Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Many Friends. Member of the Clermont #135 Eastern [ Read More ]

Charles Rodenberg, 64

Charles “Chuck” Rodenberg, 64 years old of Batavia, Ohio passed away on August 17, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Clermont, Batavia, Ohio. He is survived by his Wife: Kathy Jo Rodenberg. 4 children: Jason (Melissa) Rodenberg, Jill (Bobby Strotman) Rodenberg, Chad (Sarah Barwick) Hannah and Jenny Hannah. 6 Grandchildren: Zac Rodenberg, Tyler Parrett, Blake Davis, Logan [ Read More ]

Nature Center’s Nature PlayScape celebrates 5 years

When the Marge & Charles Schott Nature PlayScape at Cincinnati Nature Center opened its rustic wooden gates in the spring of 2011, it was an unprecedented and forward-thinking move on the part of the Nature Center to connect a new generation with nature. Spurred by Richard Louv’s book, Last Child in the Woods, and with [ Read More ]

Pierce Township to hold special meeting

The Pierce Township Board of Trustees are holding a special meeting to discuss acquisition of properties from Tri-State-Improvement Corporation (Duke Energy, Inc.) as pursuant to the Settlement Agreement of Sept. 30, 1986, and to discuss such other matters as may come before the Board. This special meeting will take place on Monday Aug. 29, 2016 [ Read More ]

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