Opinion Archive

The backpack adventures – A close encounter with airport security

By George Brown Yvonne and I are considering an air travel vacation later this year, which would be our first since 2009. When I began checking on flights I found that a lot has changed since 2009. Airline fees are higher and security regulations are tighter than ever. One of those regulation is the 3-1-1 [ Read More ]

Helping Ohio families afford college

By Sherrod Brown College costs are sky-high and climbing. Right now, many families across Ohio are waiting on their financial aid packages. For many students and their families, those aid packages can force agonizing choice over budgets, savings, and which school to attend—or whether a student can afford school at all. Investing in college shouldn’t [ Read More ]

Voluntary abandonment of the work force

By Paul Pfeifer On March 11, 2000, Darwin Floyd was injured while working for the Formica Corporation. As a result of the injury, a workers’ compensation claim was allowed for various shoulder conditions. Following surgery on his left shoulder, Darwin returned to light-duty work in September 2000. He stayed at that position until his light-duty [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Explore the Cosmos’ is for starry-eyed children

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just go to sleep. But you – as soon as it’s dark, you lay down somewhere quiet and look up. That’s where the stars are, and in the [ Read More ]

Brown: I’m here to help

By Sherrod Brown During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln would meet regularly in the White House with ordinary Americans, even during the darkest days of the war. He called these meetings his “public opinion baths.” That’s why I travel to each of Ohio’s 88 counties and meet with people from different backgrounds, and why I believe [ Read More ]

The backpack adventures – an encounter with a ranger named Bret

By George Brown Over the years Yvonne and I have visited 27 of America’s 59 National Parks, including two in Alaska and one in Hawaii. Our bucket list (actually mine) includes visiting the remaining 32, although I doubt we will get to all of them because there are 6 more in Alaska and one, for [ Read More ]

New Richmond School District plans for Beckjord Station closing

Dear Editor: New Richmond School District is making up for the closing of the Beckjord Power Plant by giving employees raises and bonuses. At a special board meeting on Sept. 8, 2014 the board voted to approve raises for each of the next three years for some employees, bonuses for teachers and administrators, most received [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Questions and answers about heartworm

By Dr. Dan Meakin Heartworm disease is very prevalent in Clermont County.  Every pet is at risk, even indoor only pets.  Read on to learn about how pets contract heartworm disease, how we recommend you prevent it, and also how All Creatures is helping to make prevention affordable.  What is Heartworm Disease?  Heartworms are parasites that [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘The Man Who Touched His Own Heart’ helps you understand what makes you tick

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Last weekend, you almost ran yourself ragged. Even just thinking about the work you did makes you tired. Inside tasks, outside chores, errands and dirt and repairs, oh my! In the end, you were beat. Finished, and in need of a rest – but doing so completely would mean the end of [ Read More ]

Congress and the President need to consult – and not just on Iran

By Lee H. Hamilton Congress has developed a fondness for open letters when it comes to Iran. First came the warning shot signed by 47 Republican senators that touched off a storm of criticism. Not to be outdone, the House checked in with its own bipartisan and more diplomatically stated letter to the President, warning [ Read More ]

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