Opinion Archive

Vote for Bruner for commissioner

Dear Editor: On March 15, 2016 voters in the Ohio Primary Election will have the opportunity to go to the polls and exercise their right to vote for the candidate of their choice in preparation for the November general election. In addition to the Presidential candidates, we will have the opportunity to set the future [ Read More ]

JudicialVotesCount is a great resource

Dear Editor: Two weeks from today, Ohioans will vote in the 2016 primary election to determine the judicial candidates who will appear on the general election ballot. JudicialVotesCount.org, a nonpartisan website that features biographies of court candidates running for judge, can assist voters. Launched in September, the website includes updated 2016 candidate information for Supreme [ Read More ]

Vote yes on senior services levy

Dear Editor: Hard to believe but in three short years Clermont Senior Services will celebrate 50 years of providing services to frail, at risk older adults in Clermont County. For most of those years the Senior Services Levy has been the cornerstone of financial support for meals-on-wheels, transportation, homecare, adult day care, home repair and [ Read More ]

The missing half of Congress’s job

Every now and then, I’m asked if I miss serving in Congress. My stock answer is that no, I don’t really miss it, but there are definitely times when I’d like to jump right into a policy debate or be in a position to call congressional hearings. This is one of those times. Over the [ Read More ]

Do trophies and awards really define us as people?

Last Sunday was the 88th Academy Awards ceremony. Although I am familiar with several of the nominated actors, I have not seen any nominated movies. Even if you watch an awards show, you won’t remember the winners or losers after a few days. And for the actors and actresses who win awards, does it really [ Read More ]

That old man river just keeps rolling along

Having grown up and lived near the Ohio river I have experienced floods. Nowhere in this am I saying they are exciting or fun in any way, shape or form. As a matter of fact we haven’t really heard it talked about as happening since 1997. That should be considered a long spell of good weather. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
This is a book you will never forget

You can’t remember what you came into the room for. That happens with disturbing frequency. Forgetting your glasses, losing your keys, it really bothers you because you’re not sure if it’s a normal part of aging or something else. And in the new book “Before I Forget” by B. Smith & Dan Gasby with Michael [ Read More ]

Telemarketers just might have an issue with Jesus

Last Saturday, I had my oil changed. A practice I maintain quarterly. I had brought a few books to read while I sat in the waiting area. My plan was to read my books and drink coffee. Other than myself, two elderly women also waited on their cars. Both were likely in their late 60s [ Read More ]

Career-technical facilities provide real-world experience for students

Sooner or later, every community has to consider when, how and whether to upgrade or even replace schools and equipment that serve their children. It’s never an easy decision, but it’s necessary to keep up with the demands of new technology, accessibility, safety, growing populations and changes in education. Studies show that there’s a direct [ Read More ]

Ending the cycle of drug addictions

Drug overdoses are on the rise across Ohio and opioid abuse, in particular, has wreaked havoc across our state, devastating thousands of families. In 2014, more people in Ohio died from drug overdoses than any year on record. A staggering 2,482 Ohioans died from overdoses in 2014, including a record number of prescription drug overdoses [ Read More ]

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