Opinion Archive

MARC HOOVER
Why are there so many kinds of hair products?

During a recent trip to a local box store, I found myself mindlessly wandering the hair care aisles. Typically, I just choose something that won’t turn my hair purple, make my hair smell like fruit or make my hair fall out. However, on this trip, I read several bottles and their claims. Apparently, if you [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Rice for Ohio Supreme Court

As a practicing lawyer in Ohio for over 31 years, I feel obliged to urge voters to elect Judge Cynthia Rice to the Ohio Supreme Court on Nov. 8. While the race appears near the end of the ballot, the Supreme Court is very important. The Supreme Court has the final say on the meaning [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
Halloween wasn’t the same then

When the fall of the year advanced toward winter it was in a faster pace the leaves are almost gone from the trees and the breezes were colder. We wore warmer clothes and we had less and less daylight. As the calendar neared Oct. 31 kids looked forward to celebrating Halloween. Children have looked forward [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
The truth about bloodwork

Have you ever wondered why your veterinarian recommends bloodwork on your pet if they aren’t showing signs of illness? This article is designed to demystify that recommendation and help you better understand how important lab work is to our cherished pets and family members. Pets, unlike ailing humans, are masters at hiding signs of illness for [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Bixler the choice for Clermont

The general election is just around the corner and there are a few things you should know before you cast your ballot about the Clermont County Commissioner opening. Tom Bixler is a life time resident of Clermont County. He is a retired school teacher and a 22 year Navy Seabee Veteran. He is running for [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A yes on Issue 15 is a yes for the future

Dear Editor: My wife and I moved to Clermont County from Anderson Township in 2004. We and our children really enjoyed the Anderson Park system. What we discovered in Clermont County was an even more diversified collection of parks and natural resources and in a more relaxing rural setting. Whether you are having a picnic [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Choose Becker for State Rep

It is my honor and privilege to serve as your state representative. I’ve been involved with the Clermont County Republican Party since 1993, served as a State Committeeman for the Ohio Republican Party from 2004-2012, and I’ve been a member of the Ohio General Assembly since January 2013. My MBA, with an emphasis in Taxation, [ Read More ]

GARTH SHANKLIN
Time to cut ties with the tie, NFL

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor What in the world was that? For most of Sunday morning, I couldn’t answer that question. Like some of you, I had just watched the Bengals battle Washington to a tie, which all things considered isn’t the worst possible outcome. The Bengals in all likelihood should have won the game [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Goldberg’s ‘Patient’ a guide for caregivers

“Call me if you need anything.” When your friend shared her diagnosis, that was all you could think to say but, of course, she’ll never call because she has cancer and she needs more than six words. What to do? Read “Loving, Supporting, and Caring for the Cancer Patient” by Stan Goldberg, and learn what [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Vote yes on Issue 15

Our county parks are a crown jewel here in Clermont County and a vital part of the quality of life we so enjoy. Just recently my wife and I took our 2 year old son down to the bank of the East Fork of the Little Miami river at Sycamore Park in Batavia Township during [ Read More ]


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