Opinion Archive

After 884 weeks it is time to take a break

By George Brown It was about this time of year in 1998 that Bill Latham, publisher of The Clermont Sun, approached me with the idea of writing a Senior Services column. I was CEO of Clermont Senior Services at the time and was glad to have yet another outlet to share information about the agency’s [ Read More ]

We need both insiders and outsiders to be in Congress

By Lee H. Hamilton Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy. There’s one very important category, though, that I never hear discussed: whether a member wants to be an inside player or an outside player. Yet [ Read More ]

Standing up for Ohio workers and getting results

By Rob Portman When I travel around Ohio, I hear from constituents on a range of issues — from how we should fight terrorism to the rising costs of health care to personal matters with federal agencies, such as the VA or the IRS. But the number one issue I hear about the most is [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
The dangers of Lyme Disease

By Dr. Dan Meakin WHAT IS IT? Lyme Disease is a disease caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease in people begins with fatigue, headache, and often a characteristic rash. If left untreated, the disease may progress to include cardiac, neurolgic, and arthritic signs. Diseased pets will often only show arthritic signs, which [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘The Marriage Book’ can be your something blue

By Terri Schlichenmeyer April showers bring May flowers. May flowers, they say, bring June brides – and July and August, and, well, your mailbox is filled with invitations this summer. Bottom line, what do you give to the newlyweds who have everything? How about “The Marriage Book” by Lisa Grunwald & Stephen Adler? When are [ Read More ]

Stopping the revolving door in the Criminal Justice System

There are a record number of people behind bars today and about ninety five percent of them will one day be released. Over half of those former inmates will end up back in jail or prison, however, repeating a cycle that causes more crime, more broken families, and millions of dollars in higher costs to [ Read More ]

Investing in infrastructure, investing in jobs

Several years ago my wife Connie and I were listening to one of my favorite radio programs, NPR’s Science Friday, and we heard an interview with author Earl Swift, who wrote a book called “The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways.” Mr. Swift related the [ Read More ]

Legalizing the sale and use of fireworks

Dear Editor, In addition to New York, in the past 10 years or so, the following states have liberalized their laws relative to the sale and use of consumer fireworks: Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Utah. The consumer fireworks products are safer today than they have ever been before. The [ Read More ]

Let’s Celebrate America’s Birthday on July 4th!!!

Dear Editor, July 4th reminds us that it is time to celebrate America’s birthday! Whether we watch parades, play patriotic music, prepare cookouts for family and friends,or pray, we Americans must never forget the price paid for our freedom! Seeing vets, young or old, marching in a parade reminds us: our freedom isn’t free! As [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Knowing the dangers of ticks and mosquitoes

By Dr. Dan Meakin • Lyme disease is transmitted by the deer tick or black-legged tick and can be found in every US state and Canadian province. Dogs are 50% more likely than people to contract Lyme disease. • Anaplasmosis is also transmitted by the deer tick or black-legged tick and is a common coinfection [ Read More ]

  • Cloudy
    real feel: 49°F
    humidity: 85%
    wind speed: 3 m/s NE
  • E.C. Nurre Funeral Homes
  • Holman GMC
  • Health Source of Ohio