Opinion Archive

Rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air

A June 27 Pew Research Center poll says world opinion of the United States has plummeted since Donald Trump took office. Surveying people in 37 countries, 49 percent held a positive view of the United States, down from 65 percent at the end of 2016. Maybe we could cancel the fireworks this 4th of July [ Read More ]

Sen. Sherrod Brown:
Protecting our troops from financial predators

If you go to Wright-Patt Air Force Base in Dayton, you’ll see payday lenders and car title lenders set up on the streets around the base, ready to prey on our troops and their families. You’ll also find the same setup around military bases across the country. It’s despicable that these shady lenders target the [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
We would light up the skies

From my junior high years on my cousin Walt and I were well known on Fruit Ridge at least for our love of fireworks. As the summer moved closer to The 4th of July the urge to create loud noises and light up the sky with lots of colorful explosions would go from wanting to, [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
The panhandler

From 1999 to 2010 I worked at Hamilton County Job and Family Services. Walking to the brick building on 222 E. Central Parkway every morning was always interesting. But walking through downtown Cincinnati is always interesting. I used to get approached by beggars, women claiming they needed money for diapers, people asking me to sign [ Read More ]

Haddon Lockyer:
4 Years Comic

This comic strip, “4 Years,” is an almost-weekly series by 11-year-old Haddon Lockyer of Batavia.

The Bookworm Sez:
‘Dreamy’ story likely to have you lost in its pages

There’s a kid in your class who’s just plain weird. He really sticks out because of his clothes, his hair, his words, and rumor has it that he has cooties. He’s full of brags, full of awkwardness and, in “The Song from Somewhere Else” by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold, he may be full [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Arlington Class of ‘87: Love, loyalty and friendship

After much anticipation, I attended my 30th year high school reunion. It was my first. I can easily sum up the experience in a quote from an unknown author. “Sometimes life gives us only brief moments with one another, but sometimes in those brief moments, we get memories that last a lifetime.” From 1983 to [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Summertime is reunion time

When the temperatures can sky into the 90s and the cool sunrises can feel so great to be greeted by. we all know it is time for more summer events. One such event that was annual for ages but these days is dwindling in interest more with the younger and busier generation (their words not [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Let’s celebrate freedom, faith and family July 4th!

“Tis time to celebrate America’s birthday on Tuesday, July 4th! Those brave men who signed the Declaration of Independence on that historic day in 1776 risked their fortunes, and their very lives. To learn about the sacrifice they made, just read the book written by David Barton of Wallbuilders. FREEDOM: how do we celebrate this [ Read More ]

Haddon Lockyer:
4 Years Comic

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