Opinion Archive

Parking problem at Batavia Middle School

Dear Editor, On August 29th my wife and I attended the Clermont County Youth Football Association 7-year-old game between the Forest Hills Renegades and the host Batavia Bulldogs at Batavia Middle School in order to watch our grandson play. Because there was another game in progress when we arrived and parking is extremely limited, to [ Read More ]

RE: Parking problem at Batavia Middle School

Mr. Washburn, I appreciate your concern with the parking situation at Batavia Middle School. BYF and CCYFL are blessed to be able to use the Batavia Middle School to host these games. Without the schools generosity BYF would not have a place to play and would not be able to operate, leaving over 250 kids [ Read More ]

Make your judicial vote count

By Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor As the voting patterns were analyzed after the Nov. 6, 2012 general election, one thing became clear: a lot of Cuyahoga County voters who cast a ballot for president didn’t vote for judge. In fact, the Cuyahoga County judicial voter drop-off that year was as high as 40 percent. That [ Read More ]

Standing up for rural postal delivery

By Marie Powell mariep@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services. The mail service is a national treasure that [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Sunny Side Up’ is a semi-autobiographical graphic novel

By Terri Schlichenmeyer If it was a snake, it would’ve bit you. Odd words from your grandmother, meaning that whatever you were looking for was practically right in front of you but you didn’t see it. It was out in the open but, well, you missed it. That happens – just as there are times [ Read More ]

Beautiful Ohio

Dear Editor, I am sending a pretty poem that my late sister, Mary McMillian, wrote about the beautiful Ohio that we lived in. New Richmond is where I grew up. I enjoy my Clermont Sun Newspaper, it is one of the best. “It is Autumn in the Valley” It is autumn in the valley where [ Read More ]

Free tax help programs seek volunteers in Clermont County

Dear Editor, U.S. taxpayers have filed more than 145 million federal individual income tax returns in 2015. Thanks to supporters of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs, some 3.7 million of those tax returns nationwide – more than 1,200 in Clermont County – were [ Read More ]

America should have universal health care

Dear Editor, My friend died last night. I found him early this morning. Todd Matthew Williams was just 51. He suffered from congestive heart failure – at least that’s what we guessed. Despite a life of work – six years in the US Army, several years teaching Native American children on a reservation in South [ Read More ]

An important victory for Ohio’s waterways

Freshwater reserves that provide drinking water to millions of people in Ohio are under threat from toxins carried by the spread of algal blooms creating a serious public health concern. Unfortunately, a lot of Ohioans are already familiar with the health risks these toxins present. This month is the one year anniversary of the Toledo [ Read More ]

Ohioans shouldn’t be left in the dark on trade deals

NAFTA. CAFTA. Trade relations with China. Ohioans have seen first-hand what so-called free trade agreements have done to our state and our economy. Bad deals have closed factories, torn apart families, and devastated communities. Americans have every right to be skeptical of new trade deals, particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the largest trade deal [ Read More ]

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