Opinion Archive

Early Batavia lawyer was cousin of Grant

John S. Griffith, Lawyer, was born July 2, 1813, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was the first son of 11 children of James Griffith and Mary (Simpson) Griffith. James Griffith, father of John (brother in law of Hannah Simpson) a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and a blacksmith by trade, moved to Ohio in 1817, [ Read More ]

Harvey’s white mule – the rest of the story

By George Brown A week or so ago a good friend asked me about Harvey’s white mule. (“Harvey’s white mule and the winter of ’52”, Clermont Sun, February 20). It’s my policy to not use the names of friends in my column but I’ll tell you this friend is a few years older than me [ Read More ]

Clermont County Library is open 24/7

By Christine Wick I want to introduce the 24/7 Clermont County Public Library. As the director of the library, I know people are using the library differently. And, our library staff is changing how we work with you. We want to encourage everyone to take a look at what is available online. People are busy [ Read More ]

The assassination of President Kennedy examined after 50 years

By Paul Schwietering Almost exactly 50½ years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. As a result of the 50th anniversary of the assassination, a spate of new books about the horrific event came out. Although I well remember the assassination of Robert Kennedy (a topic for a separate column), I was [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Do cats get heartworm?

Dr. Dan Meakin The answer is an unequivocal yes but the feline situation is vastly different from the canine situation. While it is true that the feline infection is not as common as the canine infection, the feline infection has recently been found to be a much more widespread problem than previously believed. In the [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘D is for Derby’ will be enjoyed by kids and adults

By Terri Schlichenmeyer It was over in a blink. You turned around, turned back, and it was done. Finished. You missed the best part, so keep your eyes peeled when you watch the horse races this spring. And in order to know what you’re watching, read the new book “D is for Derby ” by [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Do cats get heartworm?

The Bookworm Sez
‘Dog Gone, Back Soon’ is a humorous, heartwarming and enjoyable tale

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You were sure that everyone was in awe. There you were, poised, confident, and in control. You had a handle on things and you were workin’ it. All eyes were on you, watching, and you were sure they were impressed with the razzle-dazzle you displayed. And then things went wrong. Horribly, publicly [ Read More ]

The Governor of Batavia

By Peter A. Barnes In 1911 Judge Hugh Nichols of Batavia was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. While Judge Nichols’ tenure as Lieutenant Governor stands as the highest public office ever attained by a Batavia resident, Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes may just go down in history as Batavia’s most important friend in Columbus. James [ Read More ]

Military service academy process open to students

By Brad Wenstrup One of the most enjoyable aspects of representing southern Ohio is working with high school students who are interested in serving their nation. Through the military academy nomination process, exceptional high school students have the opportunity to attend a military academy, earn a four-year college degree, and serve their nation. At a [ Read More ]

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