Opinion Archive

The Bookworm Sez
A tale of a very unusual childhood

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You stopped in the store the other day, and stopped short. In all its electric-colored glory, tie-dye is back. Or maybe it never left, just passed down by Baby Boomers like you who also loved groovy music, an everybody-helps-everybody mentality, and how wonderfully carefree that felt. Ah, the good ol’ days… or [ Read More ]

We have a skills gap in this country

By Rob Portman There’s a skills gap in our country that is preventing unemployed Americans from filling available jobs. Legislation I authored is going to help close that gap. We need it, now more than ever. The policies coming out of Washington aren’t getting the job done for those Americans who are unemployed or underemployed. [ Read More ]

I had a close encounter in Jackson Township

By George Brown I spent most of last week in the trailer. I won’t bother with the details of why except to say it wasn’t my fault. What Yvonne doesn’t know is I don’t mind being sent to the trailer in the summertime. It’s being sent to the trailer in the dead of winter that’s [ Read More ]

The facts are not as presented in last week’s column

By John Becker In response to “Republican Party” (July 10, 2014), the chairman of the Democrat Party asserted that Ohio has cut public school funding by over $500 million. The facts are that in House Bill 59, we allocated $11.5 billion for fiscal year 2014 for the Ohio Department of Education. That’s a more than [ Read More ]

Honoring our vow to our nation’s veterans

By Sherrod Brown In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and ensure that our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays. The great majority of VA employees are dedicated to serving their patients, and many are veterans [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Illusionists’ starts out well, plods to nowhere in particular

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Now you see it. Now you don’t. The magician’s coin jumps from hand to hat and though you’re astounded, that would be an easy trick to learn. You could research, and know how he made an elephant disappear. You could teach yourself how to conjure the right card from a deck. But [ Read More ]

Republican Party chair gets it wrong

By Raymond W. Lembke I read with great interest Mr. Tim Rudd’s guest column in the June 12 edition of the The Clermont Sun. First, I wish to congratulate Mr. Rudd on his many successful years as Chair of the Clermont County Republican Party. I also wish Mr. Rudd success in his government day job [ Read More ]

Reflections on July 4 and the founding of a nation

By George Brown Last week we celebrated the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It is fitting that we do so, but I sometimes wonder whether several other dates in the early history of our Nation should also be remembered and commemorated with as much fervor. Notably, these are October 17, 1881; September 3, [ Read More ]

American flags should be made in America

By Sherrod Brown As we celebrated Independence Day last week, Americans took time to honor and celebrate our great nation. One way we can continue to express our patriotism is to support American workers and businesses. That’s why I introduced the All-American Flag Act, which requires American flags bought by the federal government to be [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘The Skeleton Crew’ tells how amateur detectives are solving the coldest cases

By Terri Schlichenmeyer   You can’t find your keys. Again. It happens every now and then: you get busy, distracted, and you put them down somewhere they don’t belong. Then you spend an hour looking for them. Fortunately, you always find them because they won’t travel far without you. But, as you’ll see in the [ Read More ]

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