Opinion Archive

Ohio Supreme Court considers DNA evidence

By Paul Pfeifer The advent of DNA identification is probably the biggest leap forward for crime solving since fingerprinting. To make use of this advancement, law enforcement officials now have something called CODIS – the Combined DNA Index System – which provides a computerized program on three levels – local, state and national – that [ Read More ]

Wood stove standards are a bad idea

To the Editor: The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the EPA is considering new restrictions on wood stoves. The proposed new standards will outlaw the manufacture and sale of wood stoves that release more than 1.3 grams of particulates per hour. This is TWICE as clean-burning as the cleanest stove now available, which is [ Read More ]

Residents thanked for their efforts

To the Editor: I’m writing to thank Batavia residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect 870 shoeboxes—filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items—for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to [ Read More ]

Batavia’s railroads: Norfolk and Western

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. By Ron Hill Part 1 The development of the steam locomotive and the construction of railroads changed life in the United States and Clermont County. During the 1800s most people only traveled a short distance from their [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Tiger Shrimp Tango’ is chaotic, frenetic, clever

By Terri Schlichenmeyer It sounded too good to be true. Earn money at home, no investment required. Free for a limited time. No purchase necessary. And what’s your bank account number? You’re a trusting soul, but you’re also getting good at spotting scams. Read the new novel “Tiger Shrimp Tango” by Tim Dorsey, though, and [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
The causes and prevention of dental disease in your pets

Dr. Dan Meakin Pets have become an integral part of our family, and most pet owners are very concerned about the health of their pets. We treat them as our children, taking our pets to the vet for regular checkups just as we take our children to the doctor. We get their shots, keep them [ Read More ]

A word about the Clermont Co. Libraries

Dear Editor: I would like to put in a good word for our Clermont County Libraries and to advise our hunters and farm life about butchering. I have helped and butchered as far back as I can remember (probably 70 years) of chickens, pigs and all wild life that we could. I have no desire [ Read More ]

Working together and fighting for the middle class in Ohio

By Sherrod Brown Middle-class Ohioans have always worked hard and taken responsibility. But for too long, Ohioans have been working harder than ever and barely getting by. In last week’s State of the Union address, the President laid out a plan to grow our economy by growing the middle class. By calling on Congress to [ Read More ]

Ode to the love of my old age

By George Brown I wrote this poem to Yvonne in June 1964, just days after we graduated from high school. “So Much in Love” So much in love What shall I do? If I tried to forget, I would only be blue. The touch of your lips The sound of your voice, Controlling my heart [ Read More ]

Turning Obama’s State of the Union into a Year of Action

By Rob Portman In this week’s State of the Union address, President Obama talked about a year of action to restore an opportunity society, one where every American can pursue his or her dreams. I couldn’t agree more with the goal, but I disagree with most of the President’s ideas about how to get there. [ Read More ]

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