Opinion Archive

The NFL needs to fix its priorities

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the last three weeks, it seems like the NFL has spent most of their time doing something wrong. Be it introducing a new social media policy that actually directly contradicts the entire point of social media, fining and flagging players for touchdown celebrations or suspending players for domestic violence, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Ugly’ is a beautiful book

You already have a name. Your parents gave it to you when you were born. It might’ve meant something special to them, it might’ve been a name they liked, or something that sounded beautiful. Whatever the situation was, you have a name that’s served you just fine but, as in the new book “Ugly” by [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Keeping your pets safe from Halloween tricks and treats

The HSUS wants to remind people with companion animals that Halloween can be a really frightening holiday for pets. While adults and children alike enjoy the costumes and candy, these things can actually distress or endanger a companion animal. Nancy Peterson, HSUS companion animals issues specialist, cautions, “Dogs and cats rely on daily routine. When [ Read More ]

Does your vote really matter?

November is almost here. For me, I love Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy my vacation time with loved ones. But this November is different. It is an election year. Like everyone else, I am glad the process is nearly over. The Trump vs. Clinton presidential election has been the worst ever. It’s been scandalous and has [ Read More ]

Meeting on Bethel-Tate levy

Residents of Bethel-Tate Local School District are encouraged to attend an open forum meeting to be held at the Bethel Middle School in the cafeteria at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. This meeting is to inform voters about the upcoming 6.6 mills emergency operating levy to fund facility and maintenance repairs. Let us answer your [ Read More ]

Property owners be advised

House Bill 59 of the 130th General Assembly made changes to the property tax calculations thru out the State. Levies passed after the August 2013 election will have a different rollback percentage applied to property valuations. I would suggest a property owner go to the Clermont County Auditor’s website, www.clermontauditor.org and do a real estate [ Read More ]

9/11 reminds us we are Americans

Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, I was seeing patients in our clinic in Blue Ash, Ohio, on what seemed like a regular Tuesday morning. Not long after my day had started, an assistant came back to my clinic area with bad news: a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in New [ Read More ]

Vote yes on park levy

To the Editor: I love the outdoors and spend as much time in nature as I possibly can. One of the best things about living in Clermont County is our beautiful and varied natural landscape. The land that surrounds our small towns and neighborhoods is a lush tapestry of woods and streams, fields and farmlands, [ Read More ]

Sometimes, it’s not your year

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The city of Cincinnati has endured a surprising amount of success over the years on the gridiron. The Bearcats have rose to national relevance, advancing to a pair of BCS bowl games. Right around that same time, the Bengals began drafting players that have led them to six consecutive postseason [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Without Mercy’ a murder thriller

You ran into someone from your past the other day. He didn’t recognize you, but you remembered him: same hair, same walk, same irksome laugh and swagger. He breezed right past you and you didn’t say a word, preferring to keep everything behind you. As in the new novel, “Without Mercy” by Bill Bass, if [ Read More ]

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