Opinion Archive

GEORGE BROWN
A weekend trip back to childhood – Part II

By George Brown Last week’s column ended with me snuggling down in my down sleeping bag for a second night of camping along the shores of Knox Lake – aka my sister Kathy’s backyard. This completed the first two nights of a four day weekend to get acquainted with my new backpacking gear – an [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A salute to America’s heroes

Dear Editor: As Americans celebrate Independence Day with fun, food, and family they’ve forgotten who made the sacrifice so we can be free. Our veterans both young and old, answered the call to serve. All gave some and some gave all that we might have freedom. On July 4th there will be block parties, parades, [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Legislator responds to letter writer

Dear Editor: In response to “Ohio House is considering more abortion legislation” (June 26, 2014), the author attempted to explain House Bill 351. She is confused about the wording and the intent of the bill. HB 351 is pro-life legislation that simply prevents insurance companies from covering abortion services. Contraceptives are not mentioned in the [ Read More ]

DOUG GREEN
Keeping Ohio seniors safe

By Doug Green The Ohio House of Representatives has been working hard to pass legislation that will help some of the most vulnerable populations in our state. One of these pieces of legislation is House Bill 49, which focuses on keeping our seniors safe by combatting the abuse they may face. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Kind Words Saloon’ is a book you’ll want to read

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Every good thing must come to an end. In some cases, that’s a surprising relief: you can only have just so much fun. In other cases, though, the end comes quietly, slowly, so that few actually realize it until it’s already crept away. That includes friendships and ways of life, and in [ Read More ]

BICENTENNIAL
The gold rush and a new school

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. The late Rosanna Hoberg, author, was a columnist and reporter for The Clermont Sun. This column was published in 1964. By Rosanna Hoberg In most instances Batavia welcomed progress, but in some cases the citizens felt that [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Taliban transfer raises questions

By Rop Portman Recently, I asked the U.S. Senate to vote on a straightforward resolution that asks some very simple questions—why did President Obama release five top Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay without consulting Congress as required by law, and what steps has the Administration taken to ensure that released detainees do not return to [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
A weekend trip back to childhood – Part I

By George Brown On Friday morning of Father’s Day weekend I packed my camping gear and hit the road for a two night stay with my sister, Kathy, before heading over to Mohican State Park for two additional nights of camping and hiking. This was to be no ordinary camping trip. Instead of taking as [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Cracking down on tainted food Imports from China

By Sherrod Brown When American consumers go to the store, they should be able to feel confident that the food they’re purchasing is safe. Unfortunately, questions have recently emerged about whether food imported from China has been the cause of animal illness and death across the United States, and whether this threat could affect humans. [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Ohio House is considering more abortion legislation

Dear Editor: The Ohio State House is considering Bill 351 which will ban Ohio insurance policies from covering abortions, with no exceptions in the case of rape or when the pregnancy threatens the health of the mother. It also bans randomly chosen forms of contraception which prevent implantation, such as the IUD and emergency contraception. [ Read More ]


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