Opinion Archive

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Inmate apologizes for car crash

I was the cause of a car crash in Clermont County in November 2013 that injured innocent people because of my drinking alcohol. I want to apologize to these victim’s and the community, and the embarrassment to my children and grandchildren. Our community doesn’t need this kind of stress. While laying in the hospital recovering [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Book presents pay-it-forward message

Everybody thinks you’re a pretty nice kid. And that’s a great thing. Being kind to others is fun, it feels good, and it helps brighten someone’s day. It’s also very easy and, as you’ll see in “Cara’s Kindness” by Kristi Yamaguchi, illustrated by John Lee, when you’re nice, it often comes back to you. Cara [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Take the time to learn CPR

On Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 several bystanders got involved to help a man that collapsed. At Miami Athletic Club in Milford, a member was going about his workout routine when he suddenly collapsed, unconscious, striking his head on a piece of equipment as he fell. Without hesitation several people went to his aide. He was [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
Is Donald Trump ready?

So Donald Trump won the election. Now what? Obviously, America didn’t go to Hell in a handbasket because we’re still here. And what about the people who threatened to become Canadian? Did any of them head north? Regardless, if they did, it won’t be any significant loss. If you stop loving this country, then you [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Companions’ is perfect for animal lovers

Fluffy’s not feeling very well. It’s terrible when a pet gets sick; they can’t exactly tell you what’s wrong but he’s your baby and you know when there’s a problem. You really need to get Fluffy to the vet – but not just any veterinarian. He needs a specialist because, as in the new book [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Let’s protect Ohio’s first responders

In September we marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, and remembered the bravery of the first responders who risked their lives to keep others safe that day. Police, firefighters, and medical personnel from the state, local, and federal levels all made heroic sacrifices. On 9/11, my wife [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
Kudos to the Mt. Orab Kroger

I have been shopping at Kroger since the late 1970s. I can remember the days before grocery chains bought into the big box theme. There were only a few aisles, and the frozen food section was limited to an aisle with a large freezer. The grocery business is now simplifying the grocery process with online [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
Hanging out was a good time

In the fall of 1962 I began attending Felicity Franklin schools instead Moscow schools. That fall I entered the 8th grade as I entered a school with kids and teachers I had never seen before. The first few days of school were to say the least scary to me but as each day passed I [ Read More ]

ERIN SMITH
Play is important when learning to read

­­­The “Webster’s Desk Dictionary of the English Language” offers 34 different definitions of the word “play.” It is hard to imagine that something as simple as play could be important enough to warrant 34 different meanings. However, play is one of the most important methods of learning for young children. Through play, children learn to [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
How diabetes affects your pets

What is it: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic endocrine disorder that is quite common in dogs and cats. It is characterized by high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) which results when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to meet the animal’s requirements. Insulin is a hormone which is needed to transport glucose (blood sugar) as [ Read More ]


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