Opinion Archive

Controlling college costs crucial

Holding roundtables across our state is one of the most important things I do in the Senate — it gives me a chance to meet with and hear the stories of Ohioans of all backgrounds, and to gather new ideas. One of the early ideas that came out of these roundtables was the Ohio College [ Read More ]

Face facts, Reds aren’t winning in 2016

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor I had the pleasure of returning to my alma mater this past weekend to attend graduation. It’s been a year since I walked across the stage at Bradley, so once the opportunity arose for me to go back and support my friends who remained it was a no-brainer. Sitting in [ Read More ]

“Healthy Ohio Plan” is not healthy

Dear Editor: The Ohio Department of Medicaid held a hearing recently on the proposed Healthy Ohio plan which would fundamentally alter the aid that so many of my fellow citizens need. This is just another conservative attempt to undermine the progress made through the Affordable Care Act and to nickel and dime those who need [ Read More ]

Letter makes good points, but misses the solution

Paul, I thought you made some good points about raising taxes, closing tax loopholes, etc. in last week’s Clermont Sun letter to the editor and you pointed out the dastardly Republicans in Congress who refuse to do something about this problem. However, you completely missed the solution, and that is President Obama can issue executive [ Read More ]

Protecting America’s National Parks

Recently, my family and I had the privilege of touring some of Ohio’s most historic sites—the Dayton home and shop of the Wright Brothers. It was inspiring for all of us to see where two Ohio brothers who changed the world forever worked and lived an otherwise ordinary life. Thanks to the National Park Service, [ Read More ]

Those who know Congress best are shaking their heads

I had the good fortune last week to spend some time in Washington, D.C. with about a dozen former members of Congress. As you’d expect, we got to talking about the current Congress. Very quickly it turned out that the same question was troubling all of us: Why is it held in such low public [ Read More ]

The attic room

All the talking about the family farm and the one piece I have mostly left out was our house. Yes the house. Only the heart and brain of a farm’s operations. I have touched on the kitchen often but stop pedthere. Well now is the time to try to explain the Houser homestead. From all [ Read More ]

Is Obama’s initiative creating genderless public schools?

Friday the 13th is usually a day where we have to fear those fictitious creatures that live in our nightmares. However, public schools had a real nightmare last Friday. Teachers and school administrators are already tasked with educating our children and working under scrutiny, but Ohio school officials will now have to address an initiative [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Nelson weaves laughs, life in ‘Dear County’

The rain – or lack thereof – just about destroyed your plants a year or three ago. Seems the weather’s always wrong, prices are lower than they need to be, and there’s always a hole in some fence somewhere. Still, you’d never have it any other way, so read “ Dear County Agent Guy” by [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Flea anemia is dangerous

It is hard to imagine that something as tiny as a flea could be dangerous. We all know that fleas can make pets itch. Some of us are all too familiar with the spectacular skin inflammation in a flea-bite allergic pet but many people forget that fleas drink blood and that lots of fleas can [ Read More ]

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