Opinion Archive

Painter is the endorsed Republican

As the election gets closer and people begin to think more seriously about who they will vote for I have had several people ask me about the candidate Tom Bixler and his signs that read “a real Republican.”   The only real Republican candidate for Clermont County Commissioner is David Painter.   Mr. Painter is the only [ Read More ]

Vote for David Painter

Dear Editor: It is sad that national politics has become a fighting match of tactics aimed a deceiving the American public. It appears some of the same techniques being used at the national level have made their way into our local political races. Mr. Bixler is using the term “a real Republican” and using the [ Read More ]

Honoring an Ohio legend, Thomas Edison

There have been a lot of remarkable Ohioans in our history: eight presidents, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and 22 other accomplished astronauts, Jesse Owens, and two brothers named Orville and Wilbur. Ohio has produced a lot of leaders; the list is long. Each state gets to honor two of their own with a statue in [ Read More ]

The NFL needs to fix its priorities

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the last three weeks, it seems like the NFL has spent most of their time doing something wrong. Be it introducing a new social media policy that actually directly contradicts the entire point of social media, fining and flagging players for touchdown celebrations or suspending players for domestic violence, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Ugly’ is a beautiful book

You already have a name. Your parents gave it to you when you were born. It might’ve meant something special to them, it might’ve been a name they liked, or something that sounded beautiful. Whatever the situation was, you have a name that’s served you just fine but, as in the new book “Ugly” by [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Keeping your pets safe from Halloween tricks and treats

The HSUS wants to remind people with companion animals that Halloween can be a really frightening holiday for pets. While adults and children alike enjoy the costumes and candy, these things can actually distress or endanger a companion animal. Nancy Peterson, HSUS companion animals issues specialist, cautions, “Dogs and cats rely on daily routine. When [ Read More ]

Does your vote really matter?

November is almost here. For me, I love Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy my vacation time with loved ones. But this November is different. It is an election year. Like everyone else, I am glad the process is nearly over. The Trump vs. Clinton presidential election has been the worst ever. It’s been scandalous and has [ Read More ]

Meeting on Bethel-Tate levy

Residents of Bethel-Tate Local School District are encouraged to attend an open forum meeting to be held at the Bethel Middle School in the cafeteria at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. This meeting is to inform voters about the upcoming 6.6 mills emergency operating levy to fund facility and maintenance repairs. Let us answer your [ Read More ]

Property owners be advised

House Bill 59 of the 130th General Assembly made changes to the property tax calculations thru out the State. Levies passed after the August 2013 election will have a different rollback percentage applied to property valuations. I would suggest a property owner go to the Clermont County Auditor’s website, www.clermontauditor.org and do a real estate [ Read More ]

9/11 reminds us we are Americans

Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, I was seeing patients in our clinic in Blue Ash, Ohio, on what seemed like a regular Tuesday morning. Not long after my day had started, an assistant came back to my clinic area with bad news: a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in New [ Read More ]

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