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‘Mama’ is perfect for 5 to 8-year-olds

Your Mama is really tall. She can reach the cabinets where the cookies are stored. She can touch the upper shelf of your closet and the tippy-top of your bedroom door. Her arms can reach things that you never could. Your Mom is probably at least five feet tall – that’s huge, isn’t it? – [ Read More ]

Living without those we love

My mother-in-law Barb died last September. Since her passing, we have celebrated our first Christmas and Thanksgiving without her. Before she died, we always enjoyed spending those two holidays with her. Barb and my wife were best friends. My wife continues to experience grief from losing her mother. Whenever loved ones die, we must learn [ Read More ]

A barn like this one has never been seen

When a person drove down Fruit Ridge Road there was more to see than just well-kept farms, fields holding in well fed cattle or farmers maintaining the quality that our road was known for. Going from the north end you had to drive by the Nike Missile Base and see the soldiers guarding the gates. [ Read More ]

Howard resigns from committee

Thank you for your support in electing me as your representative on the Republican Central Committee of Clermont County. In recent days I have submitted my resignation from the Committee because I have been ineffectual to make a difference. As you know, I am a constitutional conservative who understands that all our leaders need to [ Read More ]

Remember to register to vote

It is summer. It is time for fishing, cookouts, and softball. Yeah, there is an election coming up, but I don’t need to worry about that until November. Well, not exactly. I was in a polling place in a village in the County during the March 15 Primary Election. A man about my age very [ Read More ]

Help is on the way in fight against addiction

About once a month, I have a teletownhall—a big conference call with tens of thousands of people from across our state to take their questions and ask what’s important to them. Last week, on one of these calls with folks from Southeast Ohio, I took a poll, asking if anyone, or their family or friends [ Read More ]

Next few weeks could be rough for Reds, fans

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As I write this, the Reds have just wrapped up a series victory over the Milwaukee Brewers to start the second half of the season. Billy Hamilton’s wheels provided the lone run in the team’s final win, an exciting way to win a game and a series that likely has [ Read More ]

Durant’s decision not at all controversial

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Like many people, I spent last Monday’s Fourth of July holiday with family. We did the usual summer things like swimming and playing basketball, which for the most part required me to be away from my phone for most of Monday morning. Just before noon, as we were wrapping up [ Read More ]

What they’re fighting over

Barring a surprise at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month, the race for the presidency is set. So this seems a good time to step back and consider just what it is that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting about. I don’t mean where they stand on the issues, or whose [ Read More ]

Never happened to Tarzan

In the years when the Marshall brothers and I played together we spent many days playing in the woods that were behind their home and belonged to their Uncle Richard Davis. For Herb, Charlie and me his woods were a place where boys our age could play endlessly as the woods went from gently rolling [ Read More ]

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