Opinion Archive

Groundhog Day – Happy Dos De Febrero

By George Brown I am absolutely, positively sick of winter, and here we are still seven weeks away from the first day of spring. As if the snow and subzero temperatures haven’t been depressing enough, come Sunday we have to put up with the annual ritual of a fat, bucktoothed groundhog named Phil crawling out [ Read More ]

 Before the bridge over the East Fork

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. Peter A. Barnes, writer, consultant and a Batavia native, now lives near Milford pursuing his life-long interest in local history. By Peter A. Barnes In 1797, when Ezekiel Dimmitt built the first cabin in what would become [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Dogs and I’ perfect for outdoorsy dog lovers

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The whole world is your living room. That’s how it feels sometimes because you don’t know any better place for relaxing than the outdoors. With a shady tree as your easy chair, birdsong as your music, and your dog nearby, you could be outside 24/7. You and your furry best friend do [ Read More ]

What is wrong with our elected leaders

Dear Editor: The behavior of Union Township Trustee John McGraw seems a perfect example of what is wrong with elected officials these days. He complains about postage costs for a newsletter and lack of sponsors for summer concert series. Perhaps The Clermont Sun failed to report that McGraw reported he had investigated how many township [ Read More ]

I am alive and well and so are the hobbits of Eastfork

By George Brown A recent column (January 9, “Columnist has an encounter with the hobbits of Eastfork”) generated a considerable number of comments about the events that transpired during my eight-mile hike at Eastfork State Park on New Year’s Day. If you haven’t read the Jan. 9 column, I encourage you to do so; otherwise, [ Read More ]

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

By Sen. Rob Portman This weekend, Americans of every race and background took a moment to remember one of our nation’s great leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We do so with good reason. Throughout his short life, Dr. King overcame adversity to inspire our nation during one of the most tumultuous eras in our [ Read More ]

House passes legislation to protect children

By Rep. Doug Green This past November, the Ohio House of Representatives successfully passed an important piece of legislation, House Bill 296. This bill seeks to better protect children while they are at school, easing the minds of many parents across the state. Allergic reactions are a concern for many Americans, as the American College [ Read More ]

The Confederate army captures village of Batavia

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. By Peter A. Barnes July 14, 1863, dawned as more than just another hot summer day in Batavia. General John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry had less than a week before crossed the Ohio River and was headed east, [ Read More ]

Is your dog or cat a senior?

Dr. Dan Meakin Do you know if your pet is a senior?  Dogs are considered seniors after age 7 and cats are considered seniors after age 9. All Creatures Animal Hospital recommends senior pets receive an examination twice a year.  This is the equivalent of a geriatric human seeing their doctor every three and a [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘The Baby Boom’ is a boomer’s delight

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Whenever you get together with old friends – no matter what the reason – it always ends up with “Remember When…?” Remember piling in the station wagon, scrambling for a good seat in the back? And when your sister chased that bully away? He was bigger than she, but twice as scared. [ Read More ]

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