Opinion Archive

GEORGE BROWN
Spending time with my favorite octogenarian

By George Brown One of my most enjoyable retirement activities is spending time with my favorite octogenarian. I hope someone will say that about me when I’m 80 (an event that will occur in a little over 4500 days, but who’s counting?) I’m lucky to have a great role model for living well and with [ Read More ]

BATAVIA BICENTENNIAL
The town is born

Batavia Village will celebrate its bicentennial year in 2014, and this is the fifth in a series of historic vignettes. The late Rosanna Hoberg, author, was a columnist and reporter for The Clermont Sun. This column is adapted from an original that appeared in the Sun in observation of Batavia’s sesquicentennial celebration 50 years ago. [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Success for Ohio manufacturer in global markets

By Rob Portman Part of my job is to fight for American workers who are encountering unfair and illegal trade barriers in other countries. Even though those fights can sometimes go on for years, when we can create a level playing field for Ohioans and Ohio companies, everyone wins. Ohio is home to countless innovative [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Bargain Fever’ is a book to reach for

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You thought you’d never reach the door. There you were, day after Thanksgiving, three o’dark a.m., and the Black Friday line stretched a mile in front of you. What, exactly, possessed you to get out of your warm bed to stand in line? Was it the sale, the thrill of the hunt, [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR DAN MEAKIN
Cold weather considerations for your pets and wildlife

By Dr. Dan Meakin Winter can be a very strenuous time for dogs and cats, especially those that live outdoors. There are a number of things you can do to help your pets avoid health problems during the cold months of the year. 1. Outdoor dogs and cats need a dry, insulated pet house or [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Experience as ‘The Bachelor’ didn’t turn out as expected

By George Brown I had the house all to myself for several days last week. Yvonne’s cousin (more like a sister) had triple bypass surgery several weeks ago. Amazingly, at age 84, her recovery went remarkably well and she was ready to go home just 15 days after surgery. We thought it would be wise [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Strengthening Social Security for generations yet to come

By Sherrod Brown As a grandfather of two, with one more grandchild on the way, I appreciate what a wonderful gift it is when grandparents can spend more time with their grandchildren by living longer and healthier lives – which happened, in part, because we, as a nation, invested in Social Security. Today, almost 63 [ Read More ]

BATAVIA BICENTENNIAL
The settling down

Batavia’s bicentennial year is 2014, and this is the fourth in a series of historic vignettes concerning the community. The late Rosanna Hoberg, author, was a columnist for The Clermont Sun. This column appeared in the Sun in observation of Batavia’s sesquicentennial celebration. Charles Robinson of Maryland came to Batavia in 1806, and he and [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
For our veterans, the battle goes on

By Rob Portman My father and grandfather both served as Infantry Lieutenants in the US Army – one a veteran of WWI, and the other a veteran of WWII. They both taught my brother, sister, and me early on that in order to preserve values we hold dear, like freedom, equality, and opportunity, sometimes men [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘The First Phone Call from Heaven’ is a good call

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The call almost scared you half to death. First of all, it woke you up and everybody knows that middle-of-the-night phone calls are never good news. Secondly, you were sound asleep and third, who calls a wrong number at three a.m.? It took you awhile to get back to sleep that night. [ Read More ]


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