Opinion Archive

Ending the cycle of drug addictions

Drug overdoses are on the rise across Ohio and opioid abuse, in particular, has wreaked havoc across our state, devastating thousands of families. In 2014, more people in Ohio died from drug overdoses than any year on record. A staggering 2,482 Ohioans died from overdoses in 2014, including a record number of prescription drug overdoses [ Read More ]

Kasich is not a moderate

Dear Editor: When you look at Governor Kasich’s record — of nasty, hyper-partisan attacks on workers’ rights, on women’s health care and more — this is not the record of a moderate. In the past six years, Ohio Republicans led by Governor Kasich have waged one attack after another against women who just want the [ Read More ]

United Way is very involved

Dear Editor: With the first meeting of the New Year for the Action Council of United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Eastern Area, I was struck by the wide range of discussion topics we covered, illustrating the many ways United Way is involved in Brown and Clermont counties. • Child Focus, a United Way agency [ Read More ]

Zurmehly is right for the job

To the Editor: I write to encourage my fellow Clermont County residents who intend to vote in the Republican Primary on March 15, to vote for Jeannie M. Zurmehly to become the Republican Party’s candidate for Treasurer in this coming November’s election. My thoughts on this issue are based upon my working relationship with Jeannie [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Quinn guides readers on how to afford not to work

Your No-Plan plan stretches for miles. You’ve no plans for alarm clocks, suit-and-tie combos, rush-hour commutes, cubicles, or boring meetings. You’re ready to retire and leave them all behind – but can you afford to avoid those things forever? With “How to Make Your Money Last” by Jane Bryant Quinn, you’ve got a working chance [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Dentistry at All Creatures Animal Hospital

Many pet owners never even consider that their dog or cat could have any sort of dental problems. However, diseases affecting the mouth and teeth of pets are very common. Eighty percent of animals over five years of age have some form of dental disease. At All Creatures Animal hospital we utilize the latest techniques [ Read More ]

Clermont has big shoes to fill

Dear Editor, After 28 years as Clermont County Treasurer, J. Robert True will step down next year. He will be remembered not only for his sharp wit and quick mind, but for making his office one of the most efficiently-managed county offices in Ohio. During Mr. True’s tenure, the delinquent rate on real estate tax [ Read More ]

The secret of a lasting marriage remains a secret

Another Valentine’s Day has passed. It’s known as a lover’s holiday. For me, it’s an extra special day because it’s also my wedding anniversary. People think I married my wife on Valentine’s Day to avoid forgetting the day. I think they were joking. My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary on Valentine’s Day. Before [ Read More ]

Change wasn’t easy

Webster’s’ dictionary defines consolidation as “the action or process of making something stronger or more solid.” This probably is true but when you are nine or 10 years old the only thing it meant to me was it was possibly the biggest and hardest to understand word I had heard up to that point. It [ Read More ]

Unreasonable searches

On the evening of March 16, 2011, a Lake Township patrol officer and canine handler – Kelly Clark – pulled from the median on Interstate 280 into the passing lane and observed the passenger-side tires of a Chevy Impala momentarily cross the solid white fog line for about 100 feet. Clark pulled alongside the Impala [ Read More ]

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