Opinion Archive

BICENTENNIAL
Batavia’s railroads: Norfolk and Western

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. By Ron Hill Part 1 The development of the steam locomotive and the construction of railroads changed life in the United States and Clermont County. During the 1800s most people only traveled a short distance from their [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Tiger Shrimp Tango’ is chaotic, frenetic, clever

By Terri Schlichenmeyer It sounded too good to be true. Earn money at home, no investment required. Free for a limited time. No purchase necessary. And what’s your bank account number? You’re a trusting soul, but you’re also getting good at spotting scams. Read the new novel “Tiger Shrimp Tango” by Tim Dorsey, though, and [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
The causes and prevention of dental disease in your pets

Dr. Dan Meakin Pets have become an integral part of our family, and most pet owners are very concerned about the health of their pets. We treat them as our children, taking our pets to the vet for regular checkups just as we take our children to the doctor. We get their shots, keep them [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A word about the Clermont Co. Libraries

Dear Editor: I would like to put in a good word for our Clermont County Libraries and to advise our hunters and farm life about butchering. I have helped and butchered as far back as I can remember (probably 70 years) of chickens, pigs and all wild life that we could. I have no desire [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Working together and fighting for the middle class in Ohio

By Sherrod Brown Middle-class Ohioans have always worked hard and taken responsibility. But for too long, Ohioans have been working harder than ever and barely getting by. In last week’s State of the Union address, the President laid out a plan to grow our economy by growing the middle class. By calling on Congress to [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Ode to the love of my old age

By George Brown I wrote this poem to Yvonne in June 1964, just days after we graduated from high school. “So Much in Love” So much in love What shall I do? If I tried to forget, I would only be blue. The touch of your lips The sound of your voice, Controlling my heart [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Turning Obama’s State of the Union into a Year of Action

By Rob Portman In this week’s State of the Union address, President Obama talked about a year of action to restore an opportunity society, one where every American can pursue his or her dreams. I couldn’t agree more with the goal, but I disagree with most of the President’s ideas about how to get there. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Things I’ve Learned’ is a must-read for anyone who’s lost a loved one

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Just one more bedtime story. You wanted that as a child because you’ve always been someone who hates endings (one more for the road). Everyone knows you never get out the door on time (let me just look again). Coat on, hat on, and you start another story (did I tell you…?). [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Court hears case dealing with equine activity

By Paul Pfeifer From 2000 to 2008, Roshel Smith worked at her father’s business, CJS Standardbred Stables, helping to care for and manage the horses. In 2007, an incident occurred at CJS that resulted in a lawsuit that eventually came before us – the Supreme Court of Ohio. Donald Landfair, a licensed livestock dealer for [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Groundhog Day – Happy Dos De Febrero

By George Brown I am absolutely, positively sick of winter, and here we are still seven weeks away from the first day of spring. As if the snow and subzero temperatures haven’t been depressing enough, come Sunday we have to put up with the annual ritual of a fat, bucktoothed groundhog named Phil crawling out [ Read More ]


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