Opinion Archive

ROB PORTMAN
Delay Obamacare, and then repeal it

By Rob Portman The rollout of Obamacare is less than a month old and it’s already the “train wreck” that some warned about. Millions of Americans have received notifications that their insurance — which they chose and wanted to keep — has been canceled because of the regulations in Obamacare, despite what the president promised. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Furious Cool’ filled with laughs and an abundance of profanity

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Dirty, nasty, filthy. That’s what your mother claimed “those words” were. You said them once… and were never allowed to say them again in her presence. They were bad words. They were dirty – unless, of course, Richard Pryor said them. Then they were hilarious, fall-down-funny, and in the new book “Furious [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Dancing in the kitchen with the star of my life

By George Brown While watching Dancing with the Stars last week Yvonne succinctly described my (lack of) dancing skills. “Sweetie (she always calls me sweetie when the words that follow aren’t exactly sweet), when it comes to dancing you will never know the thrill of victory because you have the agony of de-feet.” Don’t think [ Read More ]

BATAVIA BICENTENNIAL
The Batavia Armory

The Village of Batavia will celebrate its bicentennial year in 2014, and the Batavia Bicentennial Commission is organizing a celebration. The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes concerning the community, some local to the village and others relating history of the large community, of which this is the second. By Richard Crawford [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Finalizing the Farm Bill

By Sherrod Brown In Ohio, one out of every seven jobs is connected to growing, processing, and distributing the food we eat. In fact, agriculture and food contribute more than $107 billion dollars to our state’s economy each year. That’s why, time and again—in roundtables and over coffee, on farms and at forums—Ohioans have told [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
From addiction to recovery

By Rob Portman One thing we’ve learned over the years is that we can’t just legislate away the problem of drug abuse. We’ve learned that we can’t keep our kids off drugs through a top-down, one-size-fits-all program. Instead, we have to work from the grassroots up. It takes our communities coming together to implement proven [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘This Haunted House’ will be a favorite of readers who favor the classics

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Everything checked out fine. You made a sweep of the house at bedtime, nothing amiss. Security, check. No problems, check, and you locked the door. Didn’t you? When you jolted awake at three o’dark in the morning, hearing something that wasn’t there, you wondered. Are you alone? Safe? Or, as in the [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR DAN MEAKIN
The truth about bloodwork

By Dr. Dan Meakin 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. Pets, unlike most humans, are masters at hiding signs of illness [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
It’s time to create a new ‘Agenda for the Future’

By George Brown In October 1988 – 25 years ago this month – Ed Parish (Clermont Chamber of Commerce CEO at the time) and Bill Over (public servant and marketing guru), convened a group of community leaders to have a conversation about the future of Clermont County. This meeting resulted in a year-long endeavor that [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Ending the shutdown and working to get back on track

By Sherrod Brown For 16 days, the day-to-day business of processing veterans benefits, approving small business loans, developing cures for deadly diseases, and inspecting food was halted. Why? Our government shut down because one faction, of one party, in one chamber, of one branch of government held the full faith and credit of the United [ Read More ]


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