Opinion Archive

Halloween wasn’t the same then

When the fall of the year advanced toward winter it was in a faster pace the leaves are almost gone from the trees and the breezes were colder. We wore warmer clothes and we had less and less daylight. As the calendar neared Oct. 31 kids looked forward to celebrating Halloween. Children have looked forward [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
The truth about bloodwork

Have you ever wondered why your veterinarian recommends bloodwork on your pet if they aren’t showing signs of illness? This article is designed to demystify that recommendation and help you better understand how important lab work is to our cherished pets and family members. Pets, unlike ailing humans, are masters at hiding signs of illness for [ Read More ]

Bixler the choice for Clermont

The general election is just around the corner and there are a few things you should know before you cast your ballot about the Clermont County Commissioner opening. Tom Bixler is a life time resident of Clermont County. He is a retired school teacher and a 22 year Navy Seabee Veteran. He is running for [ Read More ]

A yes on Issue 15 is a yes for the future

Dear Editor: My wife and I moved to Clermont County from Anderson Township in 2004. We and our children really enjoyed the Anderson Park system. What we discovered in Clermont County was an even more diversified collection of parks and natural resources and in a more relaxing rural setting. Whether you are having a picnic [ Read More ]

Choose Becker for State Rep

It is my honor and privilege to serve as your state representative. I’ve been involved with the Clermont County Republican Party since 1993, served as a State Committeeman for the Ohio Republican Party from 2004-2012, and I’ve been a member of the Ohio General Assembly since January 2013. My MBA, with an emphasis in Taxation, [ Read More ]

Time to cut ties with the tie, NFL

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor What in the world was that? For most of Sunday morning, I couldn’t answer that question. Like some of you, I had just watched the Bengals battle Washington to a tie, which all things considered isn’t the worst possible outcome. The Bengals in all likelihood should have won the game [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Goldberg’s ‘Patient’ a guide for caregivers

“Call me if you need anything.” When your friend shared her diagnosis, that was all you could think to say but, of course, she’ll never call because she has cancer and she needs more than six words. What to do? Read “Loving, Supporting, and Caring for the Cancer Patient” by Stan Goldberg, and learn what [ Read More ]

Vote yes on Issue 15

Our county parks are a crown jewel here in Clermont County and a vital part of the quality of life we so enjoy. Just recently my wife and I took our 2 year old son down to the bank of the East Fork of the Little Miami river at Sycamore Park in Batavia Township during [ Read More ]

A sobering look beyond the election

This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on my mind a lot, because I’m worried. This is not about who wins the presidency. I’m concerned about the aftermath [ Read More ]

Bixler not a real Republican

Dear Editor: Tom Bixler is running for Clermont County Commissioner as a “real Republican.” In The Clermont Sun he wished to spread the wealth around. This is not a “real Republican” platform; more like socialism. The reason he did not seek the Republican endorsement is because “real Republicans” as well as “RINOS” would not endorse [ Read More ]

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