Opinion Archive

Why run for office?

I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I rarely do. This is a young generation that is famously leery of politics. Every year, [ Read More ]

Fast Track is bad for the middle class

Letter to the Editor: Congress is currently considering a trade bill that, if passed, will be another huge blow to working people in this country. Fast Track trade promotion (also known as TPA) will permit only an up or down vote on trade agreements. Congress would eliminate its own ability to strike a better deal [ Read More ]

How do Ohio courts decide what happens to minor children following divorce or dissolution?

In a divorce or dissolution action, or in the case of unmarried parents, parental rights and responsibilities for minor children must be allocated. Custody can be allocated in two ways: sole custody can be given to either parent, or shared parenting can be given to both parents. Decisions for minor children are then made based [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘The Dad Report’ is ideal for baseball fans and their fathers

Every night, just after supper and all summer long, your father wanted to play catch. Back then, it rather surprised you that he loved throwing a ball around, listening to it thwock into a glove, talking about everything and nothing. It’s not like he didn’t have other things to do; you surely did, but you [ Read More ]

Is a revocable (“living”) trust right for you?

Q: What is a trust? A: A right of property held by one party for the benefit of another, usually in writing. Q: Who are the parties? A: The person creating the trust is called the grantor (or sometimes the settlor, trustor or creator), and the other party is known as the trustee. A beneficiary [ Read More ]

Jakob’s Story

A short time ago the Clermont Sun ran a series of articles about the opiate epidemic in Clermont County. Yvonne and I are among the families it has touched. With our daughter’s permission I am sharing Jakob’s story with you. In her own words… On August 21, 1982 I went home with my adoptive parents. [ Read More ]

Helping Ohio businesses sell their products around the world

Davenport Aviation is a small business in Columbus—an aircraft parts distributor that exports its products to Africa and South America. Its business has grown over the past four years with the help of the Export-Import Bank. Davenport Aviation is one of the 350 Ohio businesses that the Export-Import Bank has helped. This critical agency fills [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Intestinal parasites of dogs and cats

The major intestinal parasites of dogs and cats are hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Three of these can be potential health hazards to people. Contrary to popular belief (old wives tales, etc.), dogs and cats do not get pinworms. Hookworms and roundworms both produce microscopic eggs that are passed in the pet’s stools. These eggs [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Everyone likes to be liked

There was a new kid in your playgroup today, and he’s kind of weird. He’s loud, for one thing. He’s always yelling and he acts goofy. Other kids seemed to think he was nice, but you can’t imagine ever playing with him. Maybe he was looking for attention. Maybe you’re more the quiet type. Or, [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Primates of Park Avenue’ is a peek into how the ‘Other Half’ lives

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Monkey see, monkey do? Yes, scientists say, monkey do if we do it genetically: we share a high percentage of DNA with our chimpanzee cousins, which makes them our closest evolutionary relative. According to anthropologists, we’re also culturally similar to simians and in the new book “Primates of Park Avenue ” by [ Read More ]

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