Opinion Archive

Marc Hoover:
How to donate yourself to science

After you die, you don’t have much use for your body. It’s either buried or cremated. So what are your afterlife plans? Most people haven’t given it much thought. Besides, who wants to talk about death? We don’t want to think about dying. Unfortunately, it’s unavoidable. So here’s another option to immediate burial or cremation: [ 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.  

Steve Myers:
Higher wages Myers’ biggest goal in OH-02 election

Join my nonpartisan progress for congressional Representative in Ohio’s District 2, for our 2018 election. Help grow Ohio’s nonpartisan movement! If you live in Adams, Clermont, Brown, eastern Hamilton, Highland, Pike, southern Ross, or western Scioto counties, you get to vote on Tuesday 6 November 2018 to end the forty-two years of neglect in Ohio [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
Give your coffee table a new friend with this book

You’ll never forget the feeling of key in hand. Imagine – you. A homeowner, finally, after saving, planning, and a ceiling-high pile of paperwork. Starting today, you can go home (home!), shut the door, and know that it’s all yours. So how do you reflect your style in this home you love? Begin with “Making [ Read More ]

State Rep. Becker:
Clermont County’s secret hotel tax increase to build a sports facility

The first I heard of a potential hotel tax increase was at a chamber event either late last year or over the winter. It was a casual mention and a suggestion for a meeting to discuss the idea. My response was, “Well, I’m always willing to meet on any topic.” And then I quipped, “Sure, [ Read More ]

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.

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