Opinion Archive

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
Enjoy some winter reading for gardeners

By Steve Boehme Nature’s Guide to Successful Gardening and Landscaping by William Flemer III explains how design should be guided by an understanding of plant habitat, and has sections on the various types of gardens and how to install them. Another excellent read is Janice Doherty’s “A Calendar Year of Horticultural Therapy – How Tending [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Non-traditional medicine is an important part of practice

Dr. Dan Meakin Nontraditional animal medicine has absolutely become an integral part of our companion animal practice, not to mention a passion of mine. While traditional veterinary medicine is concerned with only eight or less species, exotic animal veterinarians are expected to be proficient in the care, husbandry, and medicine of dozens of species. There [ Read More ]

George Brown
Good grief, are you ever going to tell the truth?

By George Brown This is officially known as the “Opinion” page of the Clermont Sun. It says so in the upper left corner of the page. Each week my fellow columnists (all of whom I hold in high regard) honor this moniker by ardently sharing their views and perspectives about timely and important issues of [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
Treating buck rubs on trees

By Steve Boehme At this time of year we see quite a few young trees damaged by deer. Deer feed on tender new growth all year round, but the worst deer damage occurs during the deer rut season in fall and early winter. Young trees are helpless victims of the courtship ritual between bucks and [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Strange But True’ full of odd, and fun, facts

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your friends all think you’re weird. And maybe they have a point. You love knowing about eerie things, you can’t get enough oddness, and anything that’s disgusting is pretty cool in your book. If something’s very different, you want to see it as soon as possible… which is kinda weird. And you [ Read More ]

JOE UECKER
Serving county in Ohio House has been gratifying, humbling

By Joe Uecker I have been fortunate to serve parts of Clermont County in the Ohio House of Representatives for eight years now. The experience has been gratifying and humbling, to say the least. Beginning next year, I will start working in a different capacity—the Ohio Senate. Before I begin my new venture, I want [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
An auctioneer’s dream

By George Brown Twas four days before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring except a little Mayan Mouse. He was a strange little fellow – all clad in red, Except for a yellow sombrero that sat on his head.   I watched for a moment, as he seemed in a [ Read More ]

SHERIFF RODENBERG
Thoughts in the aftermath of a great tragedy

By Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg In the aftermath of the unfathomable tragedy in Connecticut last week I felt it was appropriate and important for me as Sheriff to offer some thoughts. What happened on Friday was a wake-up call that rung loud and clear throughout our country and county that what happened in the placid [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
The season of giving is upon us

By Dr. Dan Meakin Every year at this time, I like to remind pet lovers that as fun as it is to wrap gifts for our pets, it doesn’t hurt to expand the idea of giving. After all, your pet hasn’t been dreaming of this year’s hottest gift, and he won’t be disappointed if he [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
Urban foresters help pick the right street trees

By Steve Boehme What is an “urban forester”? In Ohio, our Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) created a program to promote trees to enhance the quality of life in our cities and villages. This includes a staff of regional urban foresters, experts in the specialty of planting and maintaining trees in cities and towns, who [ Read More ]


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