Opinion Archive

Preparing your family for emergencies during National Preparedness Month

September 30 was the National Day of Action for National Preparedness Month. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urges all Ohioans to use this as an opportunity to reflect and prepare for emergencies that might affect our communities. Now is a great time to think about your family’s emergency plan for winter storms. You can prepare [ Read More ]

Thinking About Health: Insurance premiums will be up next year

Recently I got a note from a reader of these columns who lives in Warren, Ohio. He had seen conflicting reports about next year’s insurance premiums. The man was skeptical of an article he had read, which reported that insurance premiums are cheaper than they were in 2010, and that the Affordable Care Act will [ Read More ]

The consensus: Lives matter

When it comes to issues dealing with abortion, most Americans group themselves into one of two opposite camps: pro-life or pro-choice. But according to a new poll, these labels can actually be misleading. Marist Poll, which measures public opinion for clients like NBC News and Wall Street Journal, conducted a survey for Knights of Columbus [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Backman’s novella a quick, powerful read

You can’t remember a thing these days. Whatchamacallit’s name doesn’t come quite as easily anymore. You can’t recall the title of that movie you used to love. Thingamabobs are never where you put them last, your glasses are on top of your head and, as in the new novella, “And Every Morning the Way Home [ Read More ]

Why are there so many kinds of hair products?

During a recent trip to a local box store, I found myself mindlessly wandering the hair care aisles. Typically, I just choose something that won’t turn my hair purple, make my hair smell like fruit or make my hair fall out. However, on this trip, I read several bottles and their claims. Apparently, if you [ Read More ]

Rice for Ohio Supreme Court

As a practicing lawyer in Ohio for over 31 years, I feel obliged to urge voters to elect Judge Cynthia Rice to the Ohio Supreme Court on Nov. 8. While the race appears near the end of the ballot, the Supreme Court is very important. The Supreme Court has the final say on the meaning [ Read More ]

Halloween wasn’t the same then

When the fall of the year advanced toward winter it was in a faster pace the leaves are almost gone from the trees and the breezes were colder. We wore warmer clothes and we had less and less daylight. As the calendar neared Oct. 31 kids looked forward to celebrating Halloween. Children have looked forward [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
The truth about bloodwork

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 and family members. Pets, unlike ailing humans, are masters at hiding signs of illness for [ Read More ]

Bixler the choice for Clermont

The general election is just around the corner and there are a few things you should know before you cast your ballot about the Clermont County Commissioner opening. Tom Bixler is a life time resident of Clermont County. He is a retired school teacher and a 22 year Navy Seabee Veteran. He is running for [ Read More ]

A yes on Issue 15 is a yes for the future

Dear Editor: My wife and I moved to Clermont County from Anderson Township in 2004. We and our children really enjoyed the Anderson Park system. What we discovered in Clermont County was an even more diversified collection of parks and natural resources and in a more relaxing rural setting. Whether you are having a picnic [ Read More ]

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