Opinion Archive

So many things to be thankful for

By Sherrod Brown Each year, Connie and I look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday as a chance to spend time with our family and friends. It gives us a chance to reflect on the blessings that are too often overlooked. President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863 in the midst of the Civil [ Read More ]

Giving thanks is a reflection of our nation’s ideals

By Brad Wenstrup The idea of a truly national day of Thanksgiving has been a part of our country since George Washington signed the first such proclamation in 1789. It is a testament to our nation’s founding ideals that the first holiday we proclaimed was not to celebrate an individual or event, but to take [ Read More ]

Batavia’s school buildings – part 1

The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes concerning the Village of Batavia pursuant to next year’s bicentennial celebration. Historian Richard Crawford tells here about the school buildings in the village. By Richard Crawford Public schools in Batavia date to the 19th century. Often, people did not record events in much detail, thinking [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Three Squares’ is a book you’ll devour

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You can just about taste it now. Imagine: right out of the oven, the traditional dish Grandma used to make and now your sister does. Biscuits from a recipe your mom found in a magazine before you were born. New favorites brought to the family by new in-laws and old friends. You [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Pets with arthritis can be made comfortable

By Dr. Dan Meakin Arthritis is also known by the medical term “Osteoarthritis.” It is a disease resulting in degeneration of one or more joints of the body. Reasons joints become affected with arthritis include injury, birth defects resulting in malformation and aging. As a result, regardless of the cause, the slick surface of the [ Read More ]

Spending time with my favorite octogenarian

By George Brown One of my most enjoyable retirement activities is spending time with my favorite octogenarian. I hope someone will say that about me when I’m 80 (an event that will occur in a little over 4500 days, but who’s counting?) I’m lucky to have a great role model for living well and with [ Read More ]

The town is born

Batavia Village will celebrate its bicentennial year in 2014, and this is the fifth in a series of historic vignettes. The late Rosanna Hoberg, author, was a columnist and reporter for The Clermont Sun. This column is adapted from an original that appeared in the Sun in observation of Batavia’s sesquicentennial celebration 50 years ago. [ Read More ]

Success for Ohio manufacturer in global markets

By Rob Portman Part of my job is to fight for American workers who are encountering unfair and illegal trade barriers in other countries. Even though those fights can sometimes go on for years, when we can create a level playing field for Ohioans and Ohio companies, everyone wins. Ohio is home to countless innovative [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Bargain Fever’ is a book to reach for

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You thought you’d never reach the door. There you were, day after Thanksgiving, three o’dark a.m., and the Black Friday line stretched a mile in front of you. What, exactly, possessed you to get out of your warm bed to stand in line? Was it the sale, the thrill of the hunt, [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Cold weather considerations for your pets and wildlife

By Dr. Dan Meakin Winter can be a very strenuous time for dogs and cats, especially those that live outdoors. There are a number of things you can do to help your pets avoid health problems during the cold months of the year. 1. Outdoor dogs and cats need a dry, insulated pet house or [ Read More ]

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