Opinion Archive

We like to give thanks

From my earliest memories forward, my family and now my children and their families take the forth Thursday in November and set it aside to gather and, along with good foods and company, we gave and still give thanks for the year nearing its end. We were always thankful back then for the year with [ Read More ]

JOE BECKER Bringing Ohio voter registration online

It is my goal as your state representative to continue to better Ohio for our community whether that is by saving money, creating more efficient methods or making necessary changes to current processes to ensure Ohio is moving forward. Senate Bill 63, which will allow citizens to register to vote online, achieves this goal, and [ Read More ]

Inmate apologizes for car crash

I was the cause of a car crash in Clermont County in November 2013 that injured innocent people because of my drinking alcohol. I want to apologize to these victim’s and the community, and the embarrassment to my children and grandchildren. Our community doesn’t need this kind of stress. While laying in the hospital recovering [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Book presents pay-it-forward message

Everybody thinks you’re a pretty nice kid. And that’s a great thing. Being kind to others is fun, it feels good, and it helps brighten someone’s day. It’s also very easy and, as you’ll see in “Cara’s Kindness” by Kristi Yamaguchi, illustrated by John Lee, when you’re nice, it often comes back to you. Cara [ Read More ]

Take the time to learn CPR

On Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 several bystanders got involved to help a man that collapsed. At Miami Athletic Club in Milford, a member was going about his workout routine when he suddenly collapsed, unconscious, striking his head on a piece of equipment as he fell. Without hesitation several people went to his aide. He was [ Read More ]

Is Donald Trump ready?

So Donald Trump won the election. Now what? Obviously, America didn’t go to Hell in a handbasket because we’re still here. And what about the people who threatened to become Canadian? Did any of them head north? Regardless, if they did, it won’t be any significant loss. If you stop loving this country, then you [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Companions’ is perfect for animal lovers

Fluffy’s not feeling very well. It’s terrible when a pet gets sick; they can’t exactly tell you what’s wrong but he’s your baby and you know when there’s a problem. You really need to get Fluffy to the vet – but not just any veterinarian. He needs a specialist because, as in the new book [ Read More ]

Let’s protect Ohio’s first responders

In September we marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, and remembered the bravery of the first responders who risked their lives to keep others safe that day. Police, firefighters, and medical personnel from the state, local, and federal levels all made heroic sacrifices. On 9/11, my wife [ Read More ]

Kudos to the Mt. Orab Kroger

I have been shopping at Kroger since the late 1970s. I can remember the days before grocery chains bought into the big box theme. There were only a few aisles, and the frozen food section was limited to an aisle with a large freezer. The grocery business is now simplifying the grocery process with online [ Read More ]

Hanging out was a good time

In the fall of 1962 I began attending Felicity Franklin schools instead Moscow schools. That fall I entered the 8th grade as I entered a school with kids and teachers I had never seen before. The first few days of school were to say the least scary to me but as each day passed I [ Read More ]

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