Opinion Archive

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 ]

Creature Feature
During Canine Preventive Health month, help your dog live a longer, healthier life

By Dr. Dan Meakin In honor of Canine Preventive Health month, I wanted to take an opportunity to address one of the most important preventive health measures you can give your dog – having them spayed or neutered. Spaying a dog before her first heat is the best way to significantly reduce the chance your [ Read More ]

Supreme court deals with issue of sealing records

By Paul Pfeifer On July 13, 2009, Michelle D. Henneman – formerly Michelle Schussheim – filed a petition for a domestic-violence civil protection order (“CPO”) against her husband, Alan Schussheim. Michelle alleged that he had pushed her to the floor and threatened and shoved one of their daughters. A magistrate granted an ex parte CPO [ Read More ]

A weekend trip back to childhood – Part II

By George Brown Last week’s column ended with me snuggling down in my down sleeping bag for a second night of camping along the shores of Knox Lake – aka my sister Kathy’s backyard. This completed the first two nights of a four day weekend to get acquainted with my new backpacking gear – an [ Read More ]

A salute to America’s heroes

Dear Editor: As Americans celebrate Independence Day with fun, food, and family they’ve forgotten who made the sacrifice so we can be free. Our veterans both young and old, answered the call to serve. All gave some and some gave all that we might have freedom. On July 4th there will be block parties, parades, [ Read More ]

Legislator responds to letter writer

Dear Editor: In response to “Ohio House is considering more abortion legislation” (June 26, 2014), the author attempted to explain House Bill 351. She is confused about the wording and the intent of the bill. HB 351 is pro-life legislation that simply prevents insurance companies from covering abortion services. Contraceptives are not mentioned in the [ Read More ]

Keeping Ohio seniors safe

By Doug Green The Ohio House of Representatives has been working hard to pass legislation that will help some of the most vulnerable populations in our state. One of these pieces of legislation is House Bill 49, which focuses on keeping our seniors safe by combatting the abuse they may face. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect, [ Read More ]

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