Opinion Archive

A backpack adventure at Treasure Island, Fla.

By George Brown One of the highlights of my recent trip to Florida was snorkeling along the shoreline of Dry Tortugas, the home of Ft. Jefferson which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately the assigned snorkeling area did not include the resting place of the windjammer, Avanti. Built in Scotland in 1875, [ Read More ]

Securing a better deal for Ohio’s homeowners

By Sherrod Brown In 2011, Jeanne Brigner reached out to my office after her mortgage servicer misapplied her monthly mortgage payment – an action which led her into foreclosure. Unlike many Ohioans, Jeanne was able to keep her home, but only after paying thousands of dollars in unnecessary fees. Unfortunately, the state of mortgage servicing [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Coaching Confidential’ will open the eyes of football fanatics

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your weekends are suddenly wide open and empty. No more extra televisions in the living room. No more Sunday snack-binging. You’ve put away your make-up, your lucky shirts, and the hats that no team can win without. It’s enough to make a grown (wo)man cry. Yes, football season is over for you. [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow
You can build great trails on your property

By Steve Boehme Have you ever hiked the Appalachian Trail or one like it? One of the great pleasures is to enjoy a walk in the woods and fields without having to stumble through the brush or worry about what’s underfoot. You can move quietly through nature, enjoying the wildlife around you. Those of you [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Winter can be strenuous for outdoor dogs and cats

By Dr. Dan Meakin Winter can be a very strenuous time for dogs and cats, especially those that live outdoors. There are a number of things you can do to help your pets avoid health problems during the cold months of the year. 1. Outdoor dogs and cats need a dry, insulated pet house or [ Read More ]

Spend more time doing what you most enjoy

By George Brown I’m a little late with making my New Year’s resolutions this year but this is a privilege that comes with retirement. Besides, I subscribe to the notion that today is the first day of the rest of my life so I’m really not late. I have one resolution I make every day. [ Read More ]

Serving the people of Clermont County

By John Becker Having been a resident of Clermont County for most of my life, it was truly an honor to be chosen by the people to serve as their voice in state government. I know it will be a challenging experience, but I can’t wait to get started and to hear from the people [ Read More ]

Separation of church and state II

By Randy Conover Note: This is the second part of Randy Conover’s column. Things went along with only relatively small bits of power assumed by the Federal courts through the 1800s and into the first half of the 1900s. During this time, the Federal courts tended to rely solely on the clear and simple wording [ Read More ]

Staying Healthy During Flu Season is important to do

By Sherrod Brown Following tragic reports of deaths from the flu in Ohio, Connie and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families of those who have lost a loved one to this terrible and sudden illness. At the same time, we must actively take steps to prevent the illness from spreading. My office [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
How to do landscape lighting the right way

By Steve Boehme Landscape lighting done well adds a totally new dimension to any landscaping. The ability to enjoy your landscape after dark is the “icing on the cake” for outdoor living rooms, and gives your home unbelievable curb appeal at night. Simply lighting the pathways you walk at night makes your yard much more [ Read More ]

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