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The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
If you’re up for something six-feet deep, ‘The Undead’ will click with you

You couldn’t click fast enough. The online push was for organ donors and it seemed like a good idea. Your decision now to make an act of generosity later could save or enhance someone else’s life. Besides… you’d be dead so you really wouldn’t care, right? Right. But read “The Undead” by Dick Teresi, and [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
There’s nothing like the love of a first new car

I graduated from college in the spring of 1969. I and my bride of two plus years had limped through college with the likes of a 1958 Rambler station wagon aptly named Nellie Bell, followed by the Red Barron, an early 1950s vintage Mercedes coupe, so named because the previous owner had painted it fire [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Ensuring that our veterans get the care they need

Last month, our country observed Memorial Day, a day when we take the time to remember the servicemembers who sacrificed their lives for our country. In remembering the servicemembers who paid the ultimate price for their nation, we should also express our gratitude by honoring the veterans with us today and making sure they have [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Combating abuse of prescription drugs here in Ohio

In the last decade, prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in parts of Ohio. It has devastated the lives and livelihoods of individual Ohioans, as well as the wellbeing of their families and communities. It has caused a spike in crimes, especially theft, as addicts have looked for ways to support their addictions. This [ Read More ]

Dan Housley, 65

Dan Housley, 65, of Ohio Township, died May 31. Housley served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and received two purple hearts. He was also a dedicated carpenter and founded Housley Homes Company in 1980. He leaves a legacy of beautiful custom homes throughout the Cincinnati area. Housley is survived by his [ Read More ]

New 4-H youth educator on the job

Hello Clermont County! My name is Kelly Royalty and I am proud to be your new Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator. Most people associate 4-H with livestock but 4-H is much more than that. The purpose of 4-H is to provide leadership opportunities and learning experiences for youth that will help them [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Grab a copy of the book ‘Swim’ and dive right in

You’re a little scared. Looking at the temperature these days is not for the faint of heart. The red line on the thermometer has to be somewhere in the Hades which means the less you know, the more comfortable you’ll feel – although you won’t be totally comfortable until you get home and slip into [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
If you are concerned about healthcare, then ‘God’s Hotel’ is a book for you

Your wallet has been open for years. You’ve always been generous to your favorite charities. The food pantry, the free clinic, that children’s group, the animal organization, they don’t stop needing help just because it’s not fund-raising time. So you give what you can. Charity knows no season. And besides, you may need them someday [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
Knock-out rose trees are winter hardy

By now just about everyone has heard of the phenomenal “Knock-Out” Rose. We’ve tried them all in our own gardens and in landscapes, and to our delight they are terrific, as good as all the hype. “Knock-Out” roses are easy to grow, bloom constantly, resist disease, survive winter cold and “self-clean”. This means the spent [ Read More ]

The body wears out, but the teaching of goodness does not age

Each year Memorial Day and Father’s Day converge with my Dad’s birthday tucked between in early June. And each year these three celebratory occasions draw my mind to a contemplative reminiscence of how Dad lived his life. He and Mom divorced when I was barely a year old and he and I didn’t see each [ Read More ]


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