Opinion Archive

Let’s Grow!
Steve Boehme
Succeeding with succulent strawberries

Everybody likes strawberries, and it’s fun to grow them. To succeed you must be patient, since strawberry plantings take a year to establish. First, you must understand the difference between June-bearing, “everbearing”, and “day neutral” strawberries, since each of these takes different care. June-bearing strawberries produce a single, large crop per year during a 2 [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
DR. DAN MEAKIN
Bloodsuckers are on the loose early this year

Tick season is apparently in full swing whether we like it or not. Dogs and cats with ticks attached are showing up at our offices much earlier this year than usual. Most owners didn’t even realize there was a disease-carrying, blood-sucking parasite on their pet. As is the case with many conditions, we found the [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
It’s time to explore some retirement job options

I’ve been retired for three months. I’m not bored yet, but I’ve decided to mull over some retirement job options in case I get tired of playing. Something I’ve thought about for a long time is that it might be fun to be a cub reporter for the Clermont Sun, like Jimmy Olsen the cub [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Saving Medicare and Social Security for Ohio’s seniors

Charlotte is a nurse from Southwest Ohio who also advocates for seniors. Like other Ohio seniors, she has paid into Medicare and Social Security all her working life. And, like many Ohio seniors, Charlotte recently wrote to me that she “value[s] traditional Medicare and doesn’t want to let it whither on a vine.” Yet the [ Read More ]

PAUL SCHWIETERING
The curious case of Trayvon Martin

The case of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, the vigilante and self-appointed “neighborhood watch,” has sparked outrage across America, and rightfully so. However, what I find noteworthy in this case is not so much the conduct of Zimmerman (in a nation of over 300 million people you [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Energy is what will power Ohio’s future

Lower energy prices. That’s what many folks first think when they hear about expanded oil and natural gas production in Ohio. And they are right. Washington can’t repeal the laws of supply and demand. With more supply that is more reliable, it will help keep prices down. But lower prices aren’t the only benefit the [ Read More ]

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 ]


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