Opinion Archive

I am alive and well and so are the hobbits of Eastfork

By George Brown A recent column (January 9, “Columnist has an encounter with the hobbits of Eastfork”) generated a considerable number of comments about the events that transpired during my eight-mile hike at Eastfork State Park on New Year’s Day. If you haven’t read the Jan. 9 column, I encourage you to do so; otherwise, [ Read More ]

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

By Sen. Rob Portman This weekend, Americans of every race and background took a moment to remember one of our nation’s great leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We do so with good reason. Throughout his short life, Dr. King overcame adversity to inspire our nation during one of the most tumultuous eras in our [ Read More ]

House passes legislation to protect children

By Rep. Doug Green This past November, the Ohio House of Representatives successfully passed an important piece of legislation, House Bill 296. This bill seeks to better protect children while they are at school, easing the minds of many parents across the state. Allergic reactions are a concern for many Americans, as the American College [ Read More ]

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 ]

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
‘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 ]

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
‘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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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