Opinion Archive

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Guitar Wizard’ will please kids, grown up guitar aficionados

For as long as you can remember, you’ve had a big dream. It started with a musical toy and ended with the iPod you carry everywhere. At some point in between, you sang along with your parents’ music (which you loved), found your own songs, and now you want to perform onstage someday, just like [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
Driveway trees done right

Those of us with long driveways often fantasize about having a stately planting of driveway trees. We’ve all seen them; perfect matching colonnades of mature trees marching along the lane leading to the house of our dreams. My favorites are down in Bourbon County, Kentucky, mature pin oaks planted more than a hundred years ago. [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Dimmitt homestead to become Dimmitt Woods Senior Housing

Office of the Clermont County Recorder, April 1, 1806, entry recorded by R.H. Harris, Book A, Page 113: “This indenture made this fifteenth day of March in the year of Christ one thousand eight hundred six, between William Lytle and Elisa, his wife, of the County of Clermont, State of Ohio of the one part; [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Reducing the federal deficit

Ohio families are finding new ways to save money. Whether its seniors buying generic prescription drugs, families investing in fuel-efficient cars that get more miles to the gallon, or homeowners refinancing into more affordable mortgages, Ohioans are taking action to spend less. It’s time for the federal government to do the same. Washington needs to [ Read More ]

JEAN SCHMIDT
How about a second opinion on health-care ‘reform’

It has been two years since President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed their health-care “reform” bill. At the time, the American people were told that the new law would create jobs and lower insurance premiums while allowing anyone who liked their current health plan to keep [ Read More ]

The Book Worm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Lost Years’ is a keeper

Finders keepers, losers weepers? What do you do when you find something that belongs to someone else? Do you pocket the object, thanking the universe for an unexpected gift? Or do you go to the ends of the Earth to give it back to whomever it might belong? For most, the answer lies somewhere in [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR DAN MEAKIN
Obesity: It’s not just for humans anymore

Obesity is an increasing health concern for dogs and cats. Just as in people, being overweight contributes to a large number of diseases in pets. The problem can be metabolic, such as with hypothyroidism, but most often is a result of one problem: more calories eaten than expended throughout the day. Indoor pets are especially [ Read More ]

RICK COMBS
Sheriff’s office investigating 1982 murder case

Permm Gilbert was 46 years old and was living with his family along State Route 774 just inside Brown County, Ohio at the time of his death on or about May 23, 1982. Our office, Clermont County Sheriff, became involved in his disappearance after his nude body was found in a low lying ditch along [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
It’s time to grill some burgers and dogs

We used our grill for the first time last weekend, although I have to admit all we grilled were some chicken breasts Yvonne had marinated. They were good, but with summer in the air and the baseball season just around the corner it’s time to have friends over to grill some burgers and dogs. I [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Standing up for women

Women in Ohio – and throughout the United States – deserve leaders who are willing to fight for them. Yet, a vital law that protects women has expired. Domestic violence affects women, families, and communities in major cities, small towns, and rural communities in our state. More than 70,000 Ohioans made domestic dispute calls in [ Read More ]


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