Opinion Archive

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Clermont has big shoes to fill

Dear Editor, After 28 years as Clermont County Treasurer, J. Robert True will step down next year. He will be remembered not only for his sharp wit and quick mind, but for making his office one of the most efficiently-managed county offices in Ohio. During Mr. True’s tenure, the delinquent rate on real estate tax [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
The secret of a lasting marriage remains a secret

Another Valentine’s Day has passed. It’s known as a lover’s holiday. For me, it’s an extra special day because it’s also my wedding anniversary. People think I married my wife on Valentine’s Day to avoid forgetting the day. I think they were joking. My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary on Valentine’s Day. Before [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
Change wasn’t easy

Webster’s’ dictionary defines consolidation as “the action or process of making something stronger or more solid.” This probably is true but when you are nine or 10 years old the only thing it meant to me was it was possibly the biggest and hardest to understand word I had heard up to that point. It [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Unreasonable searches

On the evening of March 16, 2011, a Lake Township patrol officer and canine handler – Kelly Clark – pulled from the median on Interstate 280 into the passing lane and observed the passenger-side tires of a Chevy Impala momentarily cross the solid white fog line for about 100 feet. Clark pulled alongside the Impala [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Vote yes on the senior services levy

Dear Editor, On March 15, residents of Clermont County will have the opportunity to once again support senior services by voting, “yes” for the Senior Services Levy. As a senior services supporter, I have seen the impact our tax dollars have on the most frail and vulnerable older adults in our community. If it were [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
Outrageous assembly

Through the years I attended school the announcement that there was to be a student assembly in the gym brought forth in me a joy I really can’t explain. Assembly sent out the unspoken message that one or maybe two of my scheduled classes would be skipped on that day. Also if there were to [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Brown working to protect Ohioans from lead poisoning

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is attracting a lot of attention lately – and rightfully so. But while we work to help the people of Flint, we must also remember that Flint is not the only town where families face exposure to dangerous levels of lead. Right here in Ohio, in the Village of [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Statute of Limitations

The question in this case- which involved a young woman named Uranus Watkins- was which statute of limitations applied to her claims against the state. Watkins alleged that between April 2, 2000, and April 2, 2001 – while she was in custody at the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility in Delaware, Ohio, run by the Department [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
Should the Super Bowl become a national holiday?

I have followed the Super Bowl for more than 20 years. The NFL has changed dramatically since my childhood. I can remember when only true NFL fans followed the Super Bowl. No one hyped it as much in the past. For instance, Super Bowls played in the 70s and 80s didn’t have spectacular half time [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
You will never regret having this book on your shelf

Sometimes, you feel like you’re back in Sixth Grade. But you’re not – you’re at work, dealing with the same kind of bully you faced in the schoolyard. It’s just as frustrating now as it was then, but what can you do? You don’t have a teacher to run to, so read “Beating the Workplace [ Read More ]


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