Opinion Archive

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Winter can be strenuous for outdoor dogs and cats

By Dr. Dan Meakin Winter can be a very strenuous time for dogs and cats, especially those that live outdoors. There are a number of things you can do to help your pets avoid health problems during the cold months of the year. 1. Outdoor dogs and cats need a dry, insulated pet house or [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Spend more time doing what you most enjoy

By George Brown I’m a little late with making my New Year’s resolutions this year but this is a privilege that comes with retirement. Besides, I subscribe to the notion that today is the first day of the rest of my life so I’m really not late. I have one resolution I make every day. [ Read More ]

JOHN BECKER
Serving the people of Clermont County

By John Becker Having been a resident of Clermont County for most of my life, it was truly an honor to be chosen by the people to serve as their voice in state government. I know it will be a challenging experience, but I can’t wait to get started and to hear from the people [ Read More ]

RANDY CONOVER
Separation of church and state II

By Randy Conover Note: This is the second part of Randy Conover’s column. Things went along with only relatively small bits of power assumed by the Federal courts through the 1800s and into the first half of the 1900s. During this time, the Federal courts tended to rely solely on the clear and simple wording [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Staying Healthy During Flu Season is important to do

By Sherrod Brown Following tragic reports of deaths from the flu in Ohio, Connie and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families of those who have lost a loved one to this terrible and sudden illness. At the same time, we must actively take steps to prevent the illness from spreading. My office [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
How to do landscape lighting the right way

By Steve Boehme Landscape lighting done well adds a totally new dimension to any landscaping. The ability to enjoy your landscape after dark is the “icing on the cake” for outdoor living rooms, and gives your home unbelievable curb appeal at night. Simply lighting the pathways you walk at night makes your yard much more [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Cancer survivors may be best audience for ‘Clear Cut’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer There was no room in your lungs for air. Falls will do that to you, you know. First, there’s the split-second, horrible knowledge that you won’t remain upright for much longer, followed by the spill that takes months but happens in a split-second. When it’s over, you’re left flat with your dignity [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
A friendly encounter with Old Hook at Dry Tortugas

By George Brown This week I’m writing from South Florida where I’m winding down an 11 day road trip that included stops at historic Saint Augustine and three National Parks – Biscayne Bay, Everglades, and Dry Tortugas. Each of these parks is memorable in its own way but Dry Tortugas was clearly the most memorable [ Read More ]

RANDY CONOVER
Separation of church and state?

By Randy Conover Our Founding generation was generally very concerned about the powers being granted to the new Federal government, and thus sought to strongly limit it within the Constitution. When Thomas Jefferson became our nation’s 3rd President in 1801, he received a letter from the Danbury Baptist Association expressing concerns over the potential loss [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Astray’ was good, didn’t last long enough

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The lady in the picture was wearing the biggest scowl you’d ever seen. The photo was taken long ago and it made you wonder what happened that day to make her so snarly. Was there a death, lost crops, an accident, bad weather, or did the photographer make her angry? You’ll never [ Read More ]


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