Opinion Archive

Old man river just keeps rolling along

Farming in the years I was growing up on our family farm farms was very different than farming is today to make the largest understatement that can be made. Today there is so much technology to apply to the getting the most out of the soil and the seed along with the what types of [ Read More ]

To find hope, look around you

These are very unhappy times in Washington. Relations between the executive and legislative branches are not just sour, but corrosive. The Republican-led Senate has declared it will simply ignore a presidential nomination to the Supreme Court. Both houses have announced that they will flout a tradition going back to the 1970s, and refuse to hold [ Read More ]

Revitalizing Ohio neighborhoods

The housing crisis and the Great Recession that followed took a devastating financial and psychological toll on a generation of Ohioans. One of the most painful and lasting wounds of the economic disaster was the massive increase in foreclosures across our country — and few states were hit harder than Ohio. To ensure that our [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Why should you spay or neuter your pet?

What do “spay” and “neuter” really mean? Female dogs and cats are spayed by removing their reproductive organs, and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their testicles. In both cases the operation is performed while the pet is under anesthesia. Depending on your pet’s age, size, and health, he or she will stay [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Book makes Pope accessible

Getting something in the mail is a lot of fun, isn’t it? What was the last thing you got from the mailman? Maybe a birthday card with money. Maybe you got a postcard from Grandma or a package from your Auntie. Getting mail is a nice surprise, even for Pope Francis. He receives letters from [ Read More ]

Vote for Bruner for commissioner

Dear Editor: On March 15, 2016 voters in the Ohio Primary Election will have the opportunity to go to the polls and exercise their right to vote for the candidate of their choice in preparation for the November general election. In addition to the Presidential candidates, we will have the opportunity to set the future [ Read More ]

JudicialVotesCount is a great resource

Dear Editor: Two weeks from today, Ohioans will vote in the 2016 primary election to determine the judicial candidates who will appear on the general election ballot. JudicialVotesCount.org, a nonpartisan website that features biographies of court candidates running for judge, can assist voters. Launched in September, the website includes updated 2016 candidate information for Supreme [ Read More ]

Vote yes on senior services levy

Dear Editor: Hard to believe but in three short years Clermont Senior Services will celebrate 50 years of providing services to frail, at risk older adults in Clermont County. For most of those years the Senior Services Levy has been the cornerstone of financial support for meals-on-wheels, transportation, homecare, adult day care, home repair and [ Read More ]

The missing half of Congress’s job

Every now and then, I’m asked if I miss serving in Congress. My stock answer is that no, I don’t really miss it, but there are definitely times when I’d like to jump right into a policy debate or be in a position to call congressional hearings. This is one of those times. Over the [ Read More ]

Do trophies and awards really define us as people?

Last Sunday was the 88th Academy Awards ceremony. Although I am familiar with several of the nominated actors, I have not seen any nominated movies. Even if you watch an awards show, you won’t remember the winners or losers after a few days. And for the actors and actresses who win awards, does it really [ Read More ]

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