Opinion Archive

Marc Hoover:
Nothing is greater than a mother’s love

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day a national holiday. For companies that make candy and cards, Mother’s Day is their most profitable holiday. Sure, Christmas and Thanksgiving are great, but they pale in comparison to Mother’s Day. So what makes Mother’s Day so special? Here’s what I love about Mother’s Day. It’s the [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
The screen looked so huge to me

I know I spend a lot of my time dwelling on the fact I was born and raised up a farm boy and how great the rural world is. I still feel that way but even though I am right going to town for something other than supplies was almost unheard of. That is unless [ Read More ]

Lee Hamilton:
A president struggling to get on track

I have significant differences with Donald Trump’s political stances, but I want him to enjoy a successful presidency. It’s good for neither the country nor the world when a U.S. president struggles or fails. Yet I also believe that constructive criticism can help a president grow more capable. It’s in this spirit that I want [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
A thank you to corrections officers

May 7th – 13th is National Correctional Officer Week. On behalf of the Office of Clermont County, Ohio, Sheriff, I thank each and every one of you for your excellent service on behalf of the people of this county. You are special men and women with extra ordinary interpersonal skills: patience, understanding, dedication to duty, [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker:
Otto Armleder Memorial Park

Walking the trail at the Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex is an easy way to stretch your legs, quiet your mind, and indulge yourself in the sights and sounds of nature.  Even though it has soccer fields, picnic shelters, a dog park area, and a pavilion, the multi-use trail surrounds a flat, wide open space, [ Read More ]

Garth Shanklin
No simple solution to Bengals’ Mixon problem

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The journalism business isn’t for the feint of heart. The hours are often long, the pay often little, and the amount of people waiting for you to do something wrong so they have something to complain about is higher than you’d think. Finding people who not only enjoy doing it [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Pierce Twp. is leaderless, rudderless

A meeting was held in Pierce Township recently to vote on a Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) for a property to be developed into 71 homes on 43 acres. About 300 residents showed up to voice their opinions. Almost all were against the development, even though it met all township and county requirements. Interestingly, I heard [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Pierce Township says no to Stirling Ridge development

Clermont County has long given nearly free rein to developers to come in, cut down our woods, pave over green spaces, and put up cheek-to-jowl cookie-cutter houses. Developers typically pretend that they only want what is best for our community, but we do not see it that way. On April 25, 300 Pierce Township Residents [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
I got to enjoy nature

When spring rolls around and we get to move to the outdoors more and more my thoughts go back to our farm on Fruit Ridge. As I have said our farm was almost 200 acres of rolling land. The terrain went from hill to valley and all degrees of nature’s designs that are in between. [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
A dedication to the Arlington High School class of 1987

Every year, millions of teenagers will receive their high school diplomas. June 4, 1987 is the 30th anniversary of my high school graduation, which may as well be an eternity. For most teenagers, it’s their first major milestone. It’s an important stage in our lifetime. We develop life lasting friendships with teachers and classmates. Although [ Read More ]

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