Opinion Archive

Life is lived best when it is lived in the moment

On Sunday I attended the visitation service in Columbus of a business colleague who had become a good friend over the years. On several occasions we had the opportunity to talk about life and family, and I know how deeply he loved both.

There are three basic rules for a happy marriage

Yvonne and I had dinner last Saturday night with her cousin, M.E. Steele-Pierce, who was also her maid of honor in our wedding 44 years ago. Sharon Eustace, another dear friend of more than 45 years, was also with us for dinner, and it just so happens that Sharon was also one of Yvonne

The 2010 Clermont County Fair went well

The fair is over and it was a good one. The three Grange booths were put in on Saturday morning.

Just call me

If you

Perception is often reality

Somewhere in Afghanistan one of our fighting men and women may have just had a life changing experience. Perhaps this particular soldier was a squad leader and was involved in a horrific roadside bomb explosion that seriously injured him while taking the lives of two of his men.

Nothing like the real thing

It was the summer of 1959 when I was 11-years-old when my mom, dad, two brothers, one sister and I piled into the old family car and went to the Starlight Drive-in Movie. I vividly remember sitting out under the stars and watching a war movie called

A close encounter with the security officials

Even if you don

The Ole Fisherman takes items to the Fair

We just got back from the fair, putting items in the Floral hall and the Multi purpose building.

Ruth Ann shares a recipe with readers

As I write this column, it is raining some.


I stopped by the Batavia farmer

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