Opinion Archive

Reading unlocks many doors

We can experience the world through the voices of those who have sailed the oceans, climbed mountains and lived in rain forests. If it has been done, there is a book about it.

The Ole Fisherman has had quite a busy, and unusual, week

This last week at the ole fisherman

The significance of Old Glory should be remembered

Its well-worn colors and tattered edges have instilled courage in the hearts of young soldiers for over two centuries. It flies in schoolyards, on courthouse lawns, over our Nation

A Father’s Day tribute

My dad is one of those people who never met a stranger. He has a way of starting a conversation with everyone who crosses his path. Waitresses love to see him coming because they know that he appreciates them.

Help with your food budget may be just a SNAP away

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by older adults in Clermont County has increased by nearly 20 percent during the past year, but many more are eligible and have not applied.

Columnist goes fishing, honey gathering, and to a graduation celebration

ast Wednesday we had some folks here for the Public Employees Retirement group we belong to. There was a lady that works in the P.E.R.I. office in Columbus that needed to meet with the officers of this chapter. This was very informative, with items we need to know about, due to the economy being what it is.

What goes around comes around

Everybody is always longing for the good old days. We view the bygone days of the early 1900s as a time when the pace of life was slower, people knew and trusted their neighbors and a deep sense of community was prevalent.

Senior housing facility to bear the name of pioneer

In the fall of 1797 a young Virginian named Ezekiel Dimmitt built the first cabin in what would soon become the Village of Batavia. Dimmitt

Those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were shoveling snow and trying to keep warm. Now we are all ready to enjoy those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer.

Is Older Americans Month something we really need?

On May 4 the White House issued a press release in which President Obama declared May Older Americans Month. Obama has become the tenth President to perform this ritual, a tradition that traces its roots to President Kennedy declaring May as Senior Citizens Month in 1963.


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