Opinion Archive

Word Processors took a byte out of the competition

On June 22 the Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties held its 15th annual spelling bee competition, an event that raises funds to support the Literacy Council

Life is good on Maple Lane

When asked to name places where we enjoy going on vacation, I almost always include our backyard on the list. I

Volunteers are needed to join our

Volunteering at Clermont Senior Services does not require a mind like Einstein, the athleticism of an Olympian or the charisma of a politician. Our volunteers come in all sizes, shapes, ages, and from diverse backgrounds. Our only requirements are to have a compassionate and caring attitude, and to be someone who is willing to help their senior neighbors.


Does the world need yet another nauseatingly light-hearted and life-lesson-teaching penguin movie? Splashing in on the frigid, arctic heels of

CAAG, Citizens breakthrough on Wayne Township Police

At the request of some of the citizens in Wayne Township, Clermont County, I’ve recently attended several meetings of the Community Action Advisory Group (CAAG). The CAAG was created by the trustees to “gather facts about the police department to educate residents about how the department was formed and why it is important to the community.”

Welcome Home, Soldier!

There once was a soldier. This soldier enlisted in the Army Reserve in June of 2001 and entered into Basic Combat Training in late August. While on the first day of a four day training field exercise, the news came that our nation was under attack. It was the early morning of September 11, 2001.

Performance reviews are conducted, and employees hope for positive feedback

Each spring we conduct annual performance reviews for all of our employees at Clermont Senior Services, including me. We are fortunate to have many dedicated and caring employees, and the annual reviews are always a good time to highlight good performance.


Watching Kevin Costner play against his every-man hero/heartthrob image and tackle a psychopathic role that personifies cold-blooded evil in the new film

A bed bug infestation in your home is no laughing matter

A few weeks ago I wrote a tongue-in-cheek column about bed mites. Bed mites are creepy little creatures that live in our beds, but they

Great effects and a memorable performance by Depp cannot save

Batten down the hatches, haul anchors aweigh and, well, just insert your own nautical cliche here. With last week

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