Opinion Archive

Rep. Brad Wenstrup:
A step towards better healthcare

Today, we live in an era of customization. Increasingly, customers can modify a product’s appearance, features, or content according to their unique needs or desires. Often, even the news we see in our newsfeeds is customized based off our preferences. Why, then, are so many aspects of the health care industry still one-size-fits-all? As doctors, [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
America’s love affair with zombies

The sun shares its warm rays with anyone who can appreciate its warmth. It’s a time for family vacations, grilling out, swimming, and romance. Couples are visiting local parks, holding hands, and sharing embraces. The dog walkers and elderly also enjoy visiting local parks. But only a few miles away, turbulence is stirring in the [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Oh Dear, A Deer! A wildlife story

The other evening as it was moving into the dusk of what had been a beautiful and sunny October evening I decided I would take a few steps outside to look at the world for a moment. But as I stepped off of my deck and out into my yard what do you think I [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Karen Rebori, retired special agent, for Pierce Twp. Trustee

My name is Karen Rebori and I’m a public servant. I didn’t become a public servant a few months ago or year ago. I became a public servant 32 years ago. I’m a retired Special Agent from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Throughout my career, I served Ohio with dedication, hard [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
The proposed tax cuts don’t help middle class

Rob Portman’s praising the Trump Administration’s plan to cut taxes for the wealthy is bad. They claim that their proposal would relieve middle-class families of a tax burden, but it doesn’t. When asked who he thought the middle class was, Portman said it was families who make $150,000 a year. That is not the middle [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
McIntosh should stay on governing board

I urge you to keep Jimmi McIntosh on the Clermont County Governing Board. I have known Jimmi first as a teacher and later as her direct supervisor. Jimmi has always shown great loyalty to her students and the teachers she supervised in the Clermont County Adult Education program. As ABLE supervisor, Jimmi and provided teachers [ Read More ]

Haddon Lockyer:
4 Years Comic

This comic strip, “4 Years,” is an almost-weekly series by 11-year-old Haddon Lockyer of Batavia.

Weekend Walker:
East Fork State Park

At a park as large as East Fork State Park, it can be hard to quickly find a simple nature trail, so we came, we saw, and we conquered, and have hopefully made it easier for you.  Covering over 4870 acres, with several entrances, and various types of terrain, the park is huge, and we felt [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Sitting in the Busby Stoop Chair of death? It’s at a pub in North Yorkshire, England

You walk into a pub called The Busby Stoop Inn in North Yorkshire, England and see a wooden chair sitting in the corner. It looks like an average chair. There isn’t anything special about it. But you are in a pub and in need of a beer. Since all the other chairs are taken, you [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
A time when it was mostly silent

The other evening I was driving home from work which is a forty-five minute drive one way. As I’m logging in the miles I am also listening to the radio. Not only the radio but to a satellite channel. On the satellite I can choose from literally thousands of channels. Then a major thought came [ Read More ]

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