Opinion Archive

Lathams sell Clermont Sun

To the Readers, Advertisers and Staff of The Clermont Sun: The Clermont Sun has been sold. The new owner is MCM Media LLC, whose CEO is Scott Champion, a veteran newspaper owner and executive. The Sun enjoys a place of historical significance in the Clermont community. Its record of continuous publication since 1828 is one [ Read More ]

Mom and pop a plenty

I do a lot of driving and it is mostly rural but I do log a lot of miles daily. I stop at a Marathon in Georgetown as it is about the halfway point of my drive. Today I noticed that since it was raining there were a few older men gathered to the side [ Read More ]

We face real challenges to representative democracy

People who care about the United States’ place in the world often fret about challenges to representative democracy from other countries. I’d contend that the more formidable challenge comes not from abroad, but from within. For starters, it’s hard to make American representative democracy work. Our country is large, growing, and astoundingly diverse by every [ Read More ]

Standing up for Ohio’s coalminers

A century ago, coalminers would take canaries in birdcages down into the mines with them. Those birds served as workers’ only warning against dangerous gases in the mine shafts — if the bird stopped singing, it was time to get out. For generations, coalminers have done important, often dangerous work to provide for their families [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Chocolate poisoning in dogs

Each holiday season, veterinarians witness an increase in accidental chocolate poisoning in dogs. The majority of pet owners do not realize the potential for intoxication that chocolate possesses. Theobromine, caffeine and theophylline are all naturally occurring molecules that are found in several foods, plants, beverages and human and veterinary medications. Based on the number of [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Bog Bodies Uncovered’ is not for bedtime reading

Your favorite TV detective can solve anything. Give her a dead body, and she’ll find the killer. Show him a faint trail, and the thief will be collared in no time. No clue, no fingerprint, no smoking gun or too-good-to-be-true McGuffin escapes notice. Even so, no crime is perfect and, in “Bog Bodies Uncovered” by [ Read More ]

Is a new day dawning?

Dear Editor, I recently had a problem that required me to call on “Robert J. True,” our County Treasurer, to sort things out regarding some land he had transfered some years ago that seemed to have a technical glitch. Having a tax bill I had recently received on my own property close at hand, I [ Read More ]

The intersection of life and business

By Mark Calitri “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax UNLESS, it’s one word that means a lot to Dr. Seuss. It’s funny how a quote from a children’s book written over 45 years ago applies so much to us today. [ Read More ]

No way Homecoming could ever be forgotten

By Rick Houser I have said many times I went to school at Moscow but that is only part of the story. I was moved to Felicity in the eighth grade in 1962 to be exact. With moving from my original school I transferred into a school twice the size in number in a town [ Read More ]

National Hunting and Fishing Day was Sept. 23

By Joe Uecker Saturday, Sept. 26 marked the 43rd observation of National Hunting and Fishing Day. The day was first declared as “Outdoor Sportsman’s Day” in 1970, but President Nixon signed a proclamation in 1972 deeming it National Hunting and Fishing Day. As co-chairman of the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and member of the larger [ Read More ]

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