Opinion Archive

Marc Hoover:
The lessons I learned from ‘Wonder Woman’

I finally got a chance to see the Wonder Woman movie that has done so well at the box office. I have been a Wonder Woman fan since childhood. I also have a few Wonder Woman comic books and remember watching Lynda Carter play the amazing Amazon so many years ago. Gal Gadot, the former [ Read More ]

Haddon Lockyer:
4 Years Comic

This comic strip was submitted by 11-year-old Haddon Lockyer of Batavia. He had this to say about his submission: “I am very excited to be able to do this!! It would be an honor to see my comic featured in the Clermont Sun. The photo of the comic I sent you is called ‘4 Years’ [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
‘Barkus’ a solid tale for youngsters everywhere

Remember when your best friend stepped into your life? Was it this year or last when she approached you on the playground? Did you see her in the neighborhood, or at somebody’s birthday party? Or maybe it happened like it did for Nicky: in “Barkus” by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Marc Boutavant, her BFF walked [ Read More ]

A dying man’s gift of awareness

“Tell them, I want everybody to know, I want everybody on the train to know, I love them . . .” These words are also part of the geopolitics of murder — these words of light and hope, alive and pulsing amid the bullet casings, the blood and wreckage, the shattered lives. They were the [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Adam West will always be the greatest Batman

Last week, beloved actor Adam West passed away. He was 88. What was it about him playing Batman that got our attention? I can remember watching the campy Batman series when I was a child. The original program ran for 120 episodes from 1966 to 1968. Sure, it was corny and fit in with the [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
A country woman always preserved

I have written a lot about putting out a garden and how we raised it and cared for it. In thinking about that topic I also have elaborated on how my dad and uncle and mostly the men in general came off sounding like the only persons responsible for all our vegetables and fruits that [ Read More ]

Creature Feature:
Ticks: Everything you need to know

Ticks are skin parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts. Ticks like motion, warm temperatures from body heat and the carbon dioxide exhaled by mammals, which is why they are attracted to such hosts as dogs, cats, rodents, rabbits, cattle, small mammals, etc. The bite itself is not usually painful, but the parasite [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
Book on The Beatles brings the iconic band to life

There are places you remember. And things: the basement rec room in your parents’ house, where the family stereo sat. Your upstairs bedroom, and the portable turntable bought with babysitting money. The transistor radio on the beach, or at your part-time summer job. You hear a certain song, and they’re all practically in front of [ Read More ]

Harry Snyder:
We are proud of our graduates

At the end of the school year, each Great Oaks campus (Diamond Oaks, Laurel Oaks, Live Oaks, and Scarlet Oaks) has a Senior Ceremony in which students who have completed their education with us receive a Career Passport detailing the skills they’ve mastered, their professional credentials, and college credit possibilities. But for career-technical schools like [ Read More ]

Sen. Rob Portman:
Two ways Congress can make police officers safer

Earlier this month Ohio experienced a tragic loss, as another police officer was killed in the line of duty. He responded to a call for help and was ambushed by a gunman who shot and killed three people before taking his own life. The fallen police officer was Kirkersville, Ohio Police Chief Steven Eric Disario. [ Read More ]

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