Opinion Archive

BICENTENNIAL
The Confederate army captures village of Batavia

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. By Peter A. Barnes July 14, 1863, dawned as more than just another hot summer day in Batavia. General John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry had less than a week before crossed the Ohio River and was headed east, [ Read More ]

CREATURE FEATURE
Is your dog or cat a senior?

Dr. Dan Meakin Do you know if your pet is a senior?  Dogs are considered seniors after age 7 and cats are considered seniors after age 9. All Creatures Animal Hospital recommends senior pets receive an examination twice a year.  This is the equivalent of a geriatric human seeing their doctor every three and a [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘The Baby Boom’ is a boomer’s delight

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Whenever you get together with old friends – no matter what the reason – it always ends up with “Remember When…?” Remember piling in the station wagon, scrambling for a good seat in the back? And when your sister chased that bully away? He was bigger than she, but twice as scared. [ Read More ]

JOSH MANDEL
Financial literacy is a critical skill to gain

By Josh Mandel As Ohio’s Treasurer, my duties include managing, protecting and investing Ohioans’ hard-earned dollars. I am also proud to deliver financial literacy education in Clermont County and across the state, focused on helping students and veterans make smart money choices. Over the course of a child’s education, parents and teachers work hard to [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Goodbye Year’ not a good bet for the average reader

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You’ve been thinking about what you’ll do with the room. You’ll probably leave it as a bedroom, just in case. You might put a desk in there, maybe a bookcase, perhaps a table for crafts. For sure, you’ll take down the posters. You’ve been thinking about that room because it’ll be empty pretty [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
New year brings new concerns for Delphi Township residents

By Rob Portman Across the country, Americans are celebrating the promise of a new year. But for 20,000 families of Delphi salaried retirees that lost their pensions in 2009 because of the actions of the Obama Administration, their new year is starting out under a cloud. In the summer of 2009, as the government took [ Read More ]

BRAD WENSTRUP
Supreme Court is hearing a health care case

By Brad Wenstrup This week, the Supreme Court is hearing a case concerning President Obama’s improper – and as a lower court ruled, unconstitutional – appointment of members to the National Labor Relations Board. These appointments are just one example of the precarious drift that our government is taking – moving away from the rule [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
A New Year’s resolution you can keep – save another’s life

By George Brown Would you consider doing something to save another person’s life, if you could do so while taking a 20 minute catnap and then get up and eat ice cream and cookies to celebrate? And what if saving another person’s life would provide a deep sense of personal satisfaction without costing you so [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Fighting the War on Poverty 50 years later

By Sherrod Brown Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in his State of the Union Address, saying “Many Americans live on the outskirts of hope – some because of their poverty, and our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity.” He later echoed those statements in May of [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘The Invention of Wings’ is the year’s first great novel

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your best friend has been all a-flutter about something lately. You haven’t seen much of her, in fact. She’s been sticking close to her nest but that’s okay. Next time you get together, it’ll be just like you were never apart. That’s the way a long-time friendship is: no matter how much [ Read More ]


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