Opinion Archive

It was a must to carry one

I am sure it is the same today but I am certain that when I was growing up on the farm it was an item that could not be done without. A farmer would never leave his home without one in his pocket. It was just that important and needed. Of course I am talking [ Read More ]

A very tough job for politicians

You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician — whether running for office or trying to lead while holding office. The women and men who’ve undertaken to represent us face circumstances that make campaigning and governing [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
If you miss this book you’ll never forgive yourself

“I forgive you.” Are there any three more powerful words? Can “I love you” – also used for countertops, couches, or coats – bestow such mercy? I don’t think so. “I forgive you.” In release and relief, those words put things back on track – although, in the new book “My Grandmother Asked Me to [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Dogs considered seniors at age 7

Senior pets are the best!  You know them well, they know you even better, and they are worth their weight in gold for these reasons.  They’re also worth special care to keep them well and happy for as long as possible.  Appropriate health care can add years to the life of your pet as well as substantially decrease [ Read More ]

Violating workplace policy

Do probate judges – whose duties include a wide variety of legal matters, including adoptions, marriage licenses, wills, and birth certificates – have the authority to issue search warrants on criminal matters in Ohio? That’s the question we – the Ohio Supreme Court – were asked in a case that originated in Stark County. In [ Read More ]

Unconditional love means patience, understanding and tolerance

My wife and I recently watched “Jenny’s Wedding.” The film starred actress Katherine Heigl as Jenny Farrell, a young woman living a secret life. Her family does not understand why she never brings any potential husbands home. Feeling pressured, Jenny tells her parents that she is gay, and wants to marry and start a family [ Read More ]

Building a foundation for those of us in need

Earlier this fall, I worked alongside fellow Ohioans with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for Air Force veteran, Mark Jones, in Nelsonville, Ohio. It was what is called a Blitz Build, where you try to complete 70 percent of the home within 48 hours. With the help of sponsors Rocky Brands and OhioHealth—and [ Read More ]

Sun plans to create focus group

To our readers: It has been a couple months since Scott Champion purchased the company from Bill Latham. During that time The Clermont Sun has been evaluating what we want to keep the same, what we want to change and how we want to grow. In an effort to improve our newspaper, we would like [ Read More ]

We all said our piece

The holidays create so many memories that we can all look back and think of something or someplace at some time that causes us to have that thought we smile about with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Today I had one of those moments and I smiled. Growing up when and where I did placed [ Read More ]

My personal safety is my responsibility

In today’s world replete with violence and fear many people find solace in a nanny state wherein they willingly trade freedom for coddling and false hope. One example of this is the transfer of all personal protection responsibility to the state. I advocate legal concealed handgun carry. I believe it to be a prudent course [ Read More ]

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