Opinion Archive

Sign up for health care plan before the March 31 deadline

By Sherrod Brown Most people never plan to spend time in the hospital, but sometimes things happen. If you suddenly need medical care but do not have health insurance, you could be stuck paying for the entire bill on your own. With the average cost of a three-day hospital stay exceeding $30,000, it is no [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor
The truth has value and must not be distorted

Dear Editor: Representative Brad Wenstrup’s recent opinion piece concerning the ACA distorts the facts. The CBO report does not state that 2.5 million jobs will be cut. The report states that certain people will no longer be chained to a certain employment situation simply to retain health benefits. These are hard working, responsible people who [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘A Call to Action’ is not just for girls

By Terri Schlichenmeyer No Gurlz Allowed. Once upon a time, you might’ve seen a sign that said that, or hung one in spite. Girls had cooties then. Boys were dumb. It was a part of childhood, but you’re an enlightened adult today and we’ve come a long way. Or have we? Author Jimmy Carter says [ Read More ]

Batavia’s railroads

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. Author Ron Hill is past president of the Clermont County Historical Society, was editor of the Society’s newsletter for 17 years, and edited two of the Society’s books and wrote another. He is a member of the [ Read More ]

Thoughts about the differences there are between men and women

By George Brown This is going to sound like a conversation between Jerry Seinfeld and his buddy, George, while sitting in their favorite booth at Tom’s Restaurant; but sometimes you just have to get something off your mind, and the best way to do that is to talk (or write) about it, even if it [ Read More ]

It’s easy to cast your vote in Ohio

By John Husted To all Ohio voters: There has been a lot of discussion about recent changes in the voting laws. Some of that discussion has informed and some of it has misled. As the chief elections official in our state I want you to have the facts about how easy it is to vote [ Read More ]

Creating a clear path to the middle class through manufacturing jobs

By Sherrod Brown In Ohio, we know manufacturing can create a path to the middle class. But during the Great Recession, that path became turbulent as plants across the country shuttered their doors and devastated local communities that depended on their jobs. But today, due to smart investments and a renewed effort in manufacturing, we [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Read ‘Handbook’ if you love a good autobiography

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Having braces apparently wasn’t bad enough. You hated your tin grin, but that wasn’t as demoralizing as acne, which was nothing compared to hormones, which wasn’t as annoying as untamable hair, which was minimal compared to your teenage self-esteem – which hovered around 5 on a 1-to-50 scale. Still, you overcame, lived [ Read More ]

Census tells us there is great potential in rural America

By Tom Vilsack This week, USDA released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times. While the data do not paint a perfect picture, they do tell a story of the unlimited potential and growing opportunity in [ Read More ]

Court deals with case of injured worker

By Paul Pfeifer Billy G. Black started working for Park Ohio Industries decades ago, when he was a teenager. When Black injured his back while working as a press operator on October 17, 2000, his eventual workers’ compensation claim ended up here – at the Ohio Supreme Court. Dr. Elizabeth Mease diagnosed Black’s injury as [ Read More ]

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