Opinion Archive

Spring brings May showers and door-to-door nuisances

Every spring, the beautiful weather always brings out the grass and plants. Unfortunately, spring also brings door-to-door nuisances armed with clipboards and booklets. I would put up a “No Soliciting” sign, but I know they ignore signs. Before my wife and I bought our home in 2005, we lived in several townhouses. Unfortunately, door-to-door salesman [ Read More ]

Operating efficiently in Clermont

Since becoming County Commissioner in 2012, I have learned much about local government. Coming from the perspective of owning and managing private sector companies, I was familiar with how the recession impacted the manner in which business had to adjust and react in order to continue to grow and prosper. The same forces impacted local [ Read More ]

Old man river just keeps rolling along

Farming in the years I was growing up on our family farm farms was very different than farming is today to make the largest understatement that can be made. Today there is so much technology to apply to the getting the most out of the soil and the seed along with the what types of [ Read More ]

To find hope, look around you

These are very unhappy times in Washington. Relations between the executive and legislative branches are not just sour, but corrosive. The Republican-led Senate has declared it will simply ignore a presidential nomination to the Supreme Court. Both houses have announced that they will flout a tradition going back to the 1970s, and refuse to hold [ Read More ]

Revitalizing Ohio neighborhoods

The housing crisis and the Great Recession that followed took a devastating financial and psychological toll on a generation of Ohioans. One of the most painful and lasting wounds of the economic disaster was the massive increase in foreclosures across our country — and few states were hit harder than Ohio. To ensure that our [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Why should you spay or neuter your pet?

What do “spay” and “neuter” really mean? Female dogs and cats are spayed by removing their reproductive organs, and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their testicles. In both cases the operation is performed while the pet is under anesthesia. Depending on your pet’s age, size, and health, he or she will stay [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Book makes Pope accessible

Getting something in the mail is a lot of fun, isn’t it? What was the last thing you got from the mailman? Maybe a birthday card with money. Maybe you got a postcard from Grandma or a package from your Auntie. Getting mail is a nice surprise, even for Pope Francis. He receives letters from [ Read More ]

Vote for Bruner for commissioner

Dear Editor: On March 15, 2016 voters in the Ohio Primary Election will have the opportunity to go to the polls and exercise their right to vote for the candidate of their choice in preparation for the November general election. In addition to the Presidential candidates, we will have the opportunity to set the future [ Read More ]

JudicialVotesCount is a great resource

Dear Editor: Two weeks from today, Ohioans will vote in the 2016 primary election to determine the judicial candidates who will appear on the general election ballot. JudicialVotesCount.org, a nonpartisan website that features biographies of court candidates running for judge, can assist voters. Launched in September, the website includes updated 2016 candidate information for Supreme [ Read More ]

Vote yes on senior services levy

Dear Editor: Hard to believe but in three short years Clermont Senior Services will celebrate 50 years of providing services to frail, at risk older adults in Clermont County. For most of those years the Senior Services Levy has been the cornerstone of financial support for meals-on-wheels, transportation, homecare, adult day care, home repair and [ Read More ]

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