Opinion Archive

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By Terri Schlichenmeyer The opportunity arrived on a silver platter. It was almost irresistible, in fact, but the truth is that you’re looking for a new plate because your old one is full. You have no time to take another project, no matter how wonderful it might be. That all could change, though, once you’ve [ Read More ]

Challenging breath-alcohol tests

By Paul Pfeifer In the early morning hours of October 22, 2011, Daniel Ilg lost control of his car while driving in Cincinnati; he struck a fence, a sign, then a pole. The police officer who investigated the accident arrested Ilg for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. At the police [ Read More ]

Paying Ohioans the overtime they’ve earned

By Sherrod Brown Too many Ohioans are still struggling in today’s economy. They work hard, but still have trouble getting by. For many workers, it feels as though the harder and longer they work, the less they have to show for it. They aren’t imagining things. Over the past three decades, wages for American workers [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Rusty Summer’ has good characters, but has issues

You can’t stay home one more minute. It’s summer, the weather’s fine, there are things to do and people to meet. A concert’s being held somewhere nearby. A rally is being held somewhere else. You need to be a part of the scene, to see and be seen. Or, as in “Rusty Summer” by Mary [ Read More ]

After 884 weeks it is time to take a break

By George Brown It was about this time of year in 1998 that Bill Latham, publisher of The Clermont Sun, approached me with the idea of writing a Senior Services column. I was CEO of Clermont Senior Services at the time and was glad to have yet another outlet to share information about the agency’s [ Read More ]

We need both insiders and outsiders to be in Congress

By Lee H. Hamilton Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy. There’s one very important category, though, that I never hear discussed: whether a member wants to be an inside player or an outside player. Yet [ Read More ]

Standing up for Ohio workers and getting results

By Rob Portman When I travel around Ohio, I hear from constituents on a range of issues — from how we should fight terrorism to the rising costs of health care to personal matters with federal agencies, such as the VA or the IRS. But the number one issue I hear about the most is [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
The dangers of Lyme Disease

By Dr. Dan Meakin WHAT IS IT? Lyme Disease is a disease caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease in people begins with fatigue, headache, and often a characteristic rash. If left untreated, the disease may progress to include cardiac, neurolgic, and arthritic signs. Diseased pets will often only show arthritic signs, which [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘The Marriage Book’ can be your something blue

By Terri Schlichenmeyer April showers bring May flowers. May flowers, they say, bring June brides – and July and August, and, well, your mailbox is filled with invitations this summer. Bottom line, what do you give to the newlyweds who have everything? How about “The Marriage Book” by Lisa Grunwald & Stephen Adler? When are [ Read More ]

Stopping the revolving door in the Criminal Justice System

There are a record number of people behind bars today and about ninety five percent of them will one day be released. Over half of those former inmates will end up back in jail or prison, however, repeating a cycle that causes more crime, more broken families, and millions of dollars in higher costs to [ Read More ]

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