Opinion Archive

Saluting Doctors: The calm within the storm

Editor’s Note: The following op-ed was submitted prior to Paul Ryan, speaker of the house, pulling the Republican healthcare plan, which was a replacement for Obamacare, on March 24. Even so, Thomas Derr, senior account executive, for Spryte Communications, which facilitates healthcare columns like this one, said in an email after the plan was pulled, “Bottom [ Read More ]

Judge Paul Pfeifer:
Reflections from a retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice

Editor’s Note: The following column was written by Justice Paul E. Pfeifer in the last week of 2016. Readers have been wondering where Justice Pfeifer’s column has been, so I have decided to run his last column since it was never printed at the time he submitted it. On January 2, 1993, I was sworn in as [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Raising a crop long distance

I doubt there is or has been a farmer that can’t tell of raising a crop in unusual circumstances or conditions but I want to at this time tell of a situation that involved my parents, grandparents and all of the rest of us living at home when this took place. This took place in [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
Why is Adam Jones still on the Bengals roster? 

Adam “Pacman” Jones has been all over Cincinnati media headlines. On January 3, 2017, local authorities arrested the troubled NFL player at the Millennium Hotel for pushing a security guard and then poking him in the eye. Jones also made racial comments towards a Cincinnati police officer. He then spit at a nurse while incarcerated [ Read More ]

USDA comment period extended

There is still time to comment on three “Farmer Fair Practice Rules” introduced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in December. The comment period has been extended to March 24. The interim and proposed rules level the playing field and would create much needed protections for poultry and livestock producers. Provisions include: Allowing [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
An inmate tells his story of finding God while in prison

I want to talk to the alcoholic and drug addicts to encourage you there is a way out. I’m doing a six-year sentence because of alcohol. Alcohol is a drug, too, don’t forget. I tried killing myself many times. I been hurt multiple times in car crashes because of alcohol, not because I was driving, [ Read More ]

Brett Milam:
Who are you, reader of The Sun, and what do you want?

I’ve been doing this all wrong from the get-go. This column that is. When I took the editor position, I was informed that an expectation of the new editor was to write columns. I certainly like doing just that. And the obvious first column was to introduce myself to a new audience and let readers [ Read More ]

Marc Hoover:
The incredible air fryer

Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of an air fryer. During a conversation with a co-worker, she mentioned how much she loved cooking in her air fryer. “What’s an air fryer?” I asked. She said it was a cooking device that made fried foods without using cooking oil. She said it also [ Read More ]

Rick Houser:
Just one look let you know

There was a time not so long ago when a person could drive by a home and know for sure if that person had a television. Not that we wanted to hide this fact at all. As a matter of fact it was the opposite. When going past a home if you looked upward and [ Read More ]

Rural Constituents: It’s now time to call your legislature

By Stephanie Enloe, Center for Rural Affairs With legislative sessions in full swing, it is vital for rural constituents to contact legislators regarding issues that affect our communities. Here are some simple tips for calling your legislators. Before contacting your legislator, take five minutes to visit their website and learn about their party affiliation, their [ Read More ]


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