Opinion Archive

GEORGE BROWN
In my next life, I want to come back as a dog

Yes, a dog, and not just any dog. I want to be Yvonne’s dog. I can’t think of any next life experience that could be more enjoyable than being Yvonne’s beloved little Georgie-poo. If you could see the way Yvonne treats Lily, our golden retriever-border collie mix, you would understand. Oops, did I say, “Our [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Fighting for a fair Farm Bill

In Ohio, one out of every seven jobs is connected to growing, processing, or distributing the food we eat and the products we use every day. In fact, agriculture and food contribute more than $107 billion dollars to our state’s economy each year. That’s why, when I talk to farmers around the state, I hear [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Supporting local businesses on Small Business Saturday

As hard as it is to believe, the holiday season is already upon us.  That means the beginning of the holiday shopping season, too. It is an opportunity for millions of retailers around the country to turn their ledgers from red to black. While we are buying gifts for loved ones, we are also helping [ Read More ]

DOUG GREEN
Giving Thanks for Our Many Blessings

By Doug Green There is only one day a year when we can all come together, with family, friends and loved ones, to relax, watch football and enjoy a delicious meal. And that is Thanksgiving. It’s easy to forget the significance of this day because how we celebrate the holiday now is much different than [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
On the assassination of several US Presidents

By George Brown Last week we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and rightfully so; but what about the memory of other U.S. Presidents who have died at the hand of assassins? Have we forgotten that three U.S. Presidents were assassinated within a span of only 36 years, between [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
So many things to be thankful for

By Sherrod Brown Each year, Connie and I look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday as a chance to spend time with our family and friends. It gives us a chance to reflect on the blessings that are too often overlooked. President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863 in the midst of the Civil [ Read More ]

BRAD WENSTRUP
Giving thanks is a reflection of our nation’s ideals

By Brad Wenstrup The idea of a truly national day of Thanksgiving has been a part of our country since George Washington signed the first such proclamation in 1789. It is a testament to our nation’s founding ideals that the first holiday we proclaimed was not to celebrate an individual or event, but to take [ Read More ]

BATAVIA BICENTENNIAL
Batavia’s school buildings – part 1

The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes concerning the Village of Batavia pursuant to next year’s bicentennial celebration. Historian Richard Crawford tells here about the school buildings in the village. By Richard Crawford Public schools in Batavia date to the 19th century. Often, people did not record events in much detail, thinking [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Three Squares’ is a book you’ll devour

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You can just about taste it now. Imagine: right out of the oven, the traditional dish Grandma used to make and now your sister does. Biscuits from a recipe your mom found in a magazine before you were born. New favorites brought to the family by new in-laws and old friends. You [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR DAN MEAKIN
Pets with arthritis can be made comfortable

By Dr. Dan Meakin Arthritis is also known by the medical term “Osteoarthritis.” It is a disease resulting in degeneration of one or more joints of the body. Reasons joints become affected with arthritis include injury, birth defects resulting in malformation and aging. As a result, regardless of the cause, the slick surface of the [ Read More ]


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