Opinion Archive

Weekend Walker:
Otto Armleder Memorial Park

Walking the trail at the Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex is an easy way to stretch your legs, quiet your mind, and indulge yourself in the sights and sounds of nature.  Even though it has soccer fields, picnic shelters, a dog park area, and a pavilion, the multi-use trail surrounds a flat, wide open space, [ Read More ]

Garth Shanklin
No simple solution to Bengals’ Mixon problem

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The journalism business isn’t for the feint of heart. The hours are often long, the pay often little, and the amount of people waiting for you to do something wrong so they have something to complain about is higher than you’d think. Finding people who not only enjoy doing it [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Pierce Twp. is leaderless, rudderless

A meeting was held in Pierce Township recently to vote on a Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) for a property to be developed into 71 homes on 43 acres. About 300 residents showed up to voice their opinions. Almost all were against the development, even though it met all township and county requirements. Interestingly, I heard [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Pierce Township says no to Stirling Ridge development

Clermont County has long given nearly free rein to developers to come in, cut down our woods, pave over green spaces, and put up cheek-to-jowl cookie-cutter houses. Developers typically pretend that they only want what is best for our community, but we do not see it that way. On April 25, 300 Pierce Township Residents [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
I got to enjoy nature

When spring rolls around and we get to move to the outdoors more and more my thoughts go back to our farm on Fruit Ridge. As I have said our farm was almost 200 acres of rolling land. The terrain went from hill to valley and all degrees of nature’s designs that are in between. [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
A dedication to the Arlington High School class of 1987

Every year, millions of teenagers will receive their high school diplomas. June 4, 1987 is the 30th anniversary of my high school graduation, which may as well be an eternity. For most teenagers, it’s their first major milestone. It’s an important stage in our lifetime. We develop life lasting friendships with teachers and classmates. Although [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
‘Beartown’ is sure to keep reader breathless

Your favorite team cannot be beat. As soon as they hit the court, field, or rink, they play their hearts out to win. And win. And win. The competition is… well, there really isn’t much competition but, as in the new book “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman, trouble may come from within. Hockey, for Beartown, wasn’t [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Praying for those who defend us

To the Editor, In these perilous times, God’s people pray, crying out to Him. Horrific headlines of disasters, domestic violence, our drug epidemic, danger and even death facing law enforcement. Thursday May 4th has been designated as the “National Day of Prayer” by Congress 66 years ago. From the White House to the State House, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
Book gently helps those move on from grief

Each day feels a little longer than the last. They don’t start out that way; you awaken each morning and, for the first few seconds, everything’s fine. But then you remember – you’ll always remember – that you’re suffering from a loss and in the new book “Good Grief” by Theresa Caputo, you’ll see how [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Bengals celebrating 50 years of futility

The Cincinnati Bengals website announced they will have a new logo on their uniforms while celebrating their 50th season. On September 6, 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals lost their first game to the San Diego Chargers by a 29-13 score. The following week, the Bengals won their first home game 24-10 at Nippert Stadium against the [ Read More ]


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