Opinion Archive

An 8-year-old boy pulled off the great Halloween Candy Caper

By George Brown The hoopla last week about trick-or-treat night was a bit ridiculous. Not to say there wasn’t good cause for concern about little children getting drenched and looking more like drowned rats than little princesses and super heroes, but when I was a boy we wouldn’t have thought twice about going trick-or-treating in [ Read More ]

Batavia’s beginning

Batavia Village will celebrate its bicentennial year in 2014, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes concerning the community, of which this is the third. The late Rosanna Hoberg was a long-time columnist and reporter for The Clermont Sun. This column originally appeared in the Sun in observation of Batavia’s sesquicentennial [ Read More ]

Ensuring Ohio’s troops find work

By Sherrod Brown Ohio’s heroes who fought for our country shouldn’t have to fight for a job when they return home. Unfortunately, many do. And it’s not right. Recently, at the SuperJobs Center in Cincinnati, I met Marianne Linardos, a Hamilton native and a Navy veteran who struggled to find full-time employment after returning from [ Read More ]

Delay Obamacare, and then repeal it

By Rob Portman The rollout of Obamacare is less than a month old and it’s already the “train wreck” that some warned about. Millions of Americans have received notifications that their insurance — which they chose and wanted to keep — has been canceled because of the regulations in Obamacare, despite what the president promised. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Furious Cool’ filled with laughs and an abundance of profanity

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Dirty, nasty, filthy. That’s what your mother claimed “those words” were. You said them once… and were never allowed to say them again in her presence. They were bad words. They were dirty – unless, of course, Richard Pryor said them. Then they were hilarious, fall-down-funny, and in the new book “Furious [ Read More ]

Dancing in the kitchen with the star of my life

By George Brown While watching Dancing with the Stars last week Yvonne succinctly described my (lack of) dancing skills. “Sweetie (she always calls me sweetie when the words that follow aren’t exactly sweet), when it comes to dancing you will never know the thrill of victory because you have the agony of de-feet.” Don’t think [ Read More ]

The Batavia Armory

The Village of Batavia will celebrate its bicentennial year in 2014, and the Batavia Bicentennial Commission is organizing a celebration. The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes concerning the community, some local to the village and others relating history of the large community, of which this is the second. By Richard Crawford [ Read More ]

Finalizing the Farm Bill

By Sherrod Brown In Ohio, one out of every seven jobs is connected to growing, processing, and distributing the food we eat. In fact, agriculture and food contribute more than $107 billion dollars to our state’s economy each year. That’s why, time and again—in roundtables and over coffee, on farms and at forums—Ohioans have told [ Read More ]

From addiction to recovery

By Rob Portman One thing we’ve learned over the years is that we can’t just legislate away the problem of drug abuse. We’ve learned that we can’t keep our kids off drugs through a top-down, one-size-fits-all program. Instead, we have to work from the grassroots up. It takes our communities coming together to implement proven [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘This Haunted House’ will be a favorite of readers who favor the classics

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Everything checked out fine. You made a sweep of the house at bedtime, nothing amiss. Security, check. No problems, check, and you locked the door. Didn’t you? When you jolted awake at three o’dark in the morning, hearing something that wasn’t there, you wondered. Are you alone? Safe? Or, as in the [ Read More ]

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