Opinion Archive

JOHN BECKER
The facts are not as presented in last week’s column

By John Becker In response to “Republican Party” (July 10, 2014), the chairman of the Democrat Party asserted that Ohio has cut public school funding by over $500 million. The facts are that in House Bill 59, we allocated $11.5 billion for fiscal year 2014 for the Ohio Department of Education. That’s a more than [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Honoring our vow to our nation’s veterans

By Sherrod Brown In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and ensure that our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays. The great majority of VA employees are dedicated to serving their patients, and many are veterans [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Illusionists’ starts out well, plods to nowhere in particular

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Now you see it. Now you don’t. The magician’s coin jumps from hand to hat and though you’re astounded, that would be an easy trick to learn. You could research, and know how he made an elephant disappear. You could teach yourself how to conjure the right card from a deck. But [ Read More ]

RAYMOND LEMBKE
Republican Party chair gets it wrong

By Raymond W. Lembke I read with great interest Mr. Tim Rudd’s guest column in the June 12 edition of the The Clermont Sun. First, I wish to congratulate Mr. Rudd on his many successful years as Chair of the Clermont County Republican Party. I also wish Mr. Rudd success in his government day job [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Reflections on July 4 and the founding of a nation

By George Brown Last week we celebrated the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It is fitting that we do so, but I sometimes wonder whether several other dates in the early history of our Nation should also be remembered and commemorated with as much fervor. Notably, these are October 17, 1881; September 3, [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
American flags should be made in America

By Sherrod Brown As we celebrated Independence Day last week, Americans took time to honor and celebrate our great nation. One way we can continue to express our patriotism is to support American workers and businesses. That’s why I introduced the All-American Flag Act, which requires American flags bought by the federal government to be [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘The Skeleton Crew’ tells how amateur detectives are solving the coldest cases

By Terri Schlichenmeyer   You can’t find your keys. Again. It happens every now and then: you get busy, distracted, and you put them down somewhere they don’t belong. Then you spend an hour looking for them. Fortunately, you always find them because they won’t travel far without you. But, as you’ll see in the [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
During Canine Preventive Health month, help your dog live a longer, healthier life

By Dr. Dan Meakin In honor of Canine Preventive Health month, I wanted to take an opportunity to address one of the most important preventive health measures you can give your dog – having them spayed or neutered. Spaying a dog before her first heat is the best way to significantly reduce the chance your [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Supreme court deals with issue of sealing records

By Paul Pfeifer On July 13, 2009, Michelle D. Henneman – formerly Michelle Schussheim – filed a petition for a domestic-violence civil protection order (“CPO”) against her husband, Alan Schussheim. Michelle alleged that he had pushed her to the floor and threatened and shoved one of their daughters. A magistrate granted an ex parte CPO [ Read More ]

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 ]


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