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Haddon Lockyer:
4 Years Comic

The Bookworm Sez:
A rocking ‘nice’ book

“Turn that music down!” Yep, you heard that a time or two during your teen years; it usually meant that one or both of your parents had enough of your tunes, played at high volume. Sometimes it was Dad, but Mom yelled those words up the stairs just as often. Don’t you wish, as in [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Continued progress needed on health care for all people

On behalf of the 4,900 family physician, family medicine resident, and medical student members of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, I write to express concern over the actions of Congress on health reform. Currently, the U.S. Senate is working behind closed doors to draft legislation that could change the future of health care in [ Read More ]

Sen. Sherrod Brown:
Everything pharmaceutical companies hate

Earlier this year, my work to lower drug prices for Ohio families was described as combining “every policy idea drug lobbyists hate.” And that’s something I’m pretty proud of. So I continued those efforts last week by introducing the Stop Price Gouging Act, which would require drug companies to report and justify increases in drug [ Read More ]

Rep. Brad Wenstrup:
Three lessons from my dad

Give a firm handshake and look people in the eye. If you did something wrong, admit it. If you lie about it, you just made it worse. Always respect your mother. These are three of many pieces of advice I learned from my father while growing up – and they’ve stuck with me my entire [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Hot summer days were no sweat

When your a/c goes on the blink these days and the temps of summer have arrived we think to ourselves just how did we survive times like this back before we had air conditioning? We look to the generation of today and more than likely tell them we just were tougher in those days and [ Read More ]

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 ]

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