Opinion Archive

Rick Houser:
Rarely was a person alone

When I talk of my family I most times bring up my dad’s side of the family first. That is because we all lived close to each other and farmed on each other, attended church and school together. So we saw each other a lot. A few here and a couple of relatives there almost [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
President Trump’s wall idea full of holes

Donald Trump offered up many campaign promises to the American public. One of the more fascinating ones was stopping Mexican drug traffickers from smuggling drugs into America. So can a wall stop drug dealers? Probably not. If nothing else, drug dealers are creative. If they cannot go over a wall, they will find a way [ Read More ]

Christopher Myers:
Myers’ school unity goal at the Congress

Everyone is prompted and eager for the change of Ohio Congressional District 2!  When traditional-school families unite, one of our own will take our congressional seat, restore the widespread constituency, and that is not Pyrrhic victory!  That—is glory! Although ninety-one percent of pre-kindergarten through grade-twelve students attend public schools, and no matter countless suggestion in [ Read More ]

Brad Wenstrup:
Keeping America safe

Providing for our national defense is not optional — it’s a constitutional command. In recent years, the U.S. military has faced years of devastating cuts, leaving us with the smallest Army since before World War II, a Navy fleet among the smallest since World War I, and an Air Force whose top general has said [ Read More ]

Terri Schlichenmeyer
The Bookworm Sez
‘Miss Norma’ a perfect summer vacation read

The car’s all packed with your gear. The tent, sleeping bags, extra pillows, there was room for everything you’ll need and some things you won’t. You’ve really been looking forward to going. This trip will be remarkable – especially if, as in “Driving Miss Norma” by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle, your cargo is particularly [ Read More ]

Haddon Lockyer:
4 Years Comic

This comic strip, “4 Years,” is an almost-weekly series by 11-year-old Haddon Lockyer of Batavia.

Sherrod Brown:
Protecting Healthcare for rural Ohio

The latest Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be devastating for rural Ohio. Last week, I released a county-by-county report detailing just how harmful repealing the Affordable Care Act could be for these rural counties. From cuts to schools and nursing homes to hospital closures and job losses, it’s clear there [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker at Cliff Path Loop

If you’ve ever wondered how the trails in our parks measure up to a famous nature trail in a place like Dublin, Ireland, here’s your chance to get the scoop.  The renowned Cliff Path Loop attracts people from all over the world to walk along the edge of Howth Peninsula, a seaside town made famous [ Read More ]

Brett Milam:
Why I posted a KKK fact/photo on the Fourth of July

As the editor of The Clermont Sun, I believe in trying to be as transparent, open and responsive as possible to the decisions I make every day in my duties as editor. I most certainly make mistakes and do not always reach the bar I set for myself. For example, I have a few reader [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Grannies had green thumbs

A fact that I am still proud to say is I was proud that I loved my grandma Houser. Now this is by far no unique statement as almost every child has loved a grandparent and by all means it is a great thing to have experienced. As time passes and we become parents and [ Read More ]


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