Opinion Archive

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Zurmehly is right for the job

To the Editor: I write to encourage my fellow Clermont County residents who intend to vote in the Republican Primary on March 15, to vote for Jeannie M. Zurmehly to become the Republican Party’s candidate for Treasurer in this coming November’s election. My thoughts on this issue are based upon my working relationship with Jeannie [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Quinn guides readers on how to afford not to work

Your No-Plan plan stretches for miles. You’ve no plans for alarm clocks, suit-and-tie combos, rush-hour commutes, cubicles, or boring meetings. You’re ready to retire and leave them all behind – but can you afford to avoid those things forever? With “How to Make Your Money Last” by Jane Bryant Quinn, you’ve got a working chance [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Dentistry at All Creatures Animal Hospital

Many pet owners never even consider that their dog or cat could have any sort of dental problems. However, diseases affecting the mouth and teeth of pets are very common. Eighty percent of animals over five years of age have some form of dental disease. At All Creatures Animal hospital we utilize the latest techniques [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Clermont has big shoes to fill

Dear Editor, After 28 years as Clermont County Treasurer, J. Robert True will step down next year. He will be remembered not only for his sharp wit and quick mind, but for making his office one of the most efficiently-managed county offices in Ohio. During Mr. True’s tenure, the delinquent rate on real estate tax [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
The secret of a lasting marriage remains a secret

Another Valentine’s Day has passed. It’s known as a lover’s holiday. For me, it’s an extra special day because it’s also my wedding anniversary. People think I married my wife on Valentine’s Day to avoid forgetting the day. I think they were joking. My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary on Valentine’s Day. Before [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
Change wasn’t easy

Webster’s’ dictionary defines consolidation as “the action or process of making something stronger or more solid.” This probably is true but when you are nine or 10 years old the only thing it meant to me was it was possibly the biggest and hardest to understand word I had heard up to that point. It [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Unreasonable searches

On the evening of March 16, 2011, a Lake Township patrol officer and canine handler – Kelly Clark – pulled from the median on Interstate 280 into the passing lane and observed the passenger-side tires of a Chevy Impala momentarily cross the solid white fog line for about 100 feet. Clark pulled alongside the Impala [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Vote yes on the senior services levy

Dear Editor, On March 15, residents of Clermont County will have the opportunity to once again support senior services by voting, “yes” for the Senior Services Levy. As a senior services supporter, I have seen the impact our tax dollars have on the most frail and vulnerable older adults in our community. If it were [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
Outrageous assembly

Through the years I attended school the announcement that there was to be a student assembly in the gym brought forth in me a joy I really can’t explain. Assembly sent out the unspoken message that one or maybe two of my scheduled classes would be skipped on that day. Also if there were to [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Brown working to protect Ohioans from lead poisoning

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is attracting a lot of attention lately – and rightfully so. But while we work to help the people of Flint, we must also remember that Flint is not the only town where families face exposure to dangerous levels of lead. Right here in Ohio, in the Village of [ Read More ]


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