Opinion Archive

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘A Spool of Blue Thread’ is a good family drama

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Cut from the same cloth. That’s what your grandma said about you and your siblings, but it couldn’t have been further from the truth: you were different as sun and rain. You came from the same set of parents, and that’s about all you had in common. Still, there are always things [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
I’m in love with a beautiful girl, that’s what’s the matter with me

By George Brown It was the fall of 1962. The place was Louie Canossa’s eleventh grade English class. I strode into the classroom cool and slow, looking like Steve Urkel but feeling like the Fonz, with my hair slicked back with a double dab of Brylcreem, and my cheeks emitting the alluring scent of Aqua [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Merged sentences

By Paul Pfeifer In 2009, a jury found David Washington guilty of several offenses, including a third-degree felony of failure to comply with a police officer and a fifth-degree felony of obstruction of official business. The charges stemmed from the day Washington and his brother attacked a woman in a mall parking lot in Lorain [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Expanding tax relief for working Ohioans

By Sherrod Brown In 2009, a jury found David Washington guilty of several offenses, including a third-degree felony of failure to comply with a police officer and a fifth-degree felony of obstruction of official business. The charges stemmed from the day Washington and his brother attacked a woman in a mall parking lot in Lorain [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘The Magician’s Lie’ offers a delightful dupe

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Abracadabra. Now you see it. Now you don’t because a good magician knows to hide his props behind his fingers, beneath her clothes, in his pockets. And yet we flock to see that sleight of hand, the illusions, the chance to be awe-struck, entertained, and fooled. Now you see it. Now you [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Feline dental disease should be a big concern for cat owners

By Dr. Dan Meakin Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in cats.  While cavities are the most common dental disease of humans, cats are more frequently affected by tartar buildup on the teeth.  Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately leading to exposure of [ Read More ]

PAUL PFEIFER
Possession of crack cocaine

By Paul Pfeifer In 2011, the Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 86, which amended the existing law relative to the possession of crack cocaine. The amended law took effect Sept. 30, 2011. A little more than a year earlier – on July 16, 2010 – Amber Limoli was stopped for jaywalking by Officer Brandon Harmon [ Read More ]

Does anybody really know (or care) what time it is?

By George Brown When I was young, very young, time did not exist. Life was not about being here or being there at a certain time. It was about having my biological and emotional needs met. Feed me. Hold me. Nurture me with food, hugs, and soft diapers. I slept when I wanted to sleep, [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Improving water quality in Clermont County

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $600,000 in new federal funds to improve water quality in Clermont County. The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – which Brown helped establish in the 2014 Farm Bill. “EQIP draws on farmers and producers’ local knowledge and networks in [ Read More ]

How to protect your pets from coyotes

By Carol Cartaino “Yip, yip, yip, yieee!” We hear coyote howls in the dark somewhere nearby, and our heart races. Where is our pet right now, and is he or she safe? Since coyotes have made themselves at home now in every state except Hawaii, and every city, town, and county of every state, this [ Read More ]


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