Opinion Archive

PAUL PFEIFER
Violating workplace policy

By Paul Pfeifer Can a criminal defendant be convicted of attempted felony murder when no death resulted from the attempt? That was the question posed to us – the Ohio Supreme Court – in a case involving a man named Bobby D. Nolan. After a jury trial, Nolan was found guilty of several charges, including [ Read More ]

JOHN CRABTREE
Good news for kids, farmers and small towns

By John Crabtree johnc@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) along with Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) have taken the lead in introducing the Farm to School Act of 2015, a bill that will expand the highly successful USDA Farm to School Grant Program. [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor
Support law enforcement at ‘God and Country’ service

Dear Editor, Horrific headlines, shocking stories of school shootings, drug overdoses, domestic violence! Daily we deal with such heartbreaking crimes on the streets of our cities. And who is first to answer that 911 call? It’s those dedicated members of our local law enforcement departments. These ‘hometown heroes’ walk the beat day or night in [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor
Controversial decision by the Supreme Court not last word

Dear Editor, The recent controversial decision by a sharply divided (5-4) Supreme Court to concoct a Constitutional “right” to homosexual “marriage” won’t be the last word on the subject. The ideologically based, politically biased decision, which basically puts heterophobic homosexuals on the same level as normal heterosexuals, so flies in the face of reason that [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Carrying Albert Home’ a fun somewhat true story

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You always try to do right by the ones you love. Most of the time, it’s not difficult: a little spoiling, a lot of compromise, respect, regard, and renewal of attitude goes a long way. Doing right is also easier when you perceive things through your beloved’s eyes – and, as you’ll [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lathams sell Clermont Sun

To the Readers, Advertisers and Staff of The Clermont Sun: The Clermont Sun has been sold. The new owner is MCM Media LLC, whose CEO is Scott Champion, a veteran newspaper owner and executive. The Sun enjoys a place of historical significance in the Clermont community. Its record of continuous publication since 1828 is one [ Read More ]

RICK HOUSER
Mom and pop a plenty

I do a lot of driving and it is mostly rural but I do log a lot of miles daily. I stop at a Marathon in Georgetown as it is about the halfway point of my drive. Today I noticed that since it was raining there were a few older men gathered to the side [ Read More ]

LEE HAMILTON
We face real challenges to representative democracy

People who care about the United States’ place in the world often fret about challenges to representative democracy from other countries. I’d contend that the more formidable challenge comes not from abroad, but from within. For starters, it’s hard to make American representative democracy work. Our country is large, growing, and astoundingly diverse by every [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Standing up for Ohio’s coalminers

A century ago, coalminers would take canaries in birdcages down into the mines with them. Those birds served as workers’ only warning against dangerous gases in the mine shafts — if the bird stopped singing, it was time to get out. For generations, coalminers have done important, often dangerous work to provide for their families [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Chocolate poisoning in dogs

Each holiday season, veterinarians witness an increase in accidental chocolate poisoning in dogs. The majority of pet owners do not realize the potential for intoxication that chocolate possesses. Theobromine, caffeine and theophylline are all naturally occurring molecules that are found in several foods, plants, beverages and human and veterinary medications. Based on the number of [ Read More ]


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