Opinion Archive

Through national service, we can strengthen our communities

By Sherrod Brown Five years ago this month – during the height of the economic downturn – Democrats and Republicans came together to invest in a bedrock of the American spirit: serving others. Five years later and Ohioans have truly exemplified what it means to serve. 10,000 Ohioans work to improve their local communities by [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Scared Stiff’ is great for the curious

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You are one incredibly brave person. Fearless, actually: that’s you. You take risks, climb high, jump far, and you laugh at safety equipment. You ain’t afraid of anything. Except, well, that one little thing that makes you scream, causes your hands to sweat, gives you nightmares, makes you almost faint. Yeah, except [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Heartworm disease is alive and killing in Clermont County

By Dr. Dan Meakin Dog owners need to take heartworm disease seriously in Clermont county this summer. The disease is becoming increasingly widespread, and threatens any dogs which go outside. The worm that causes the devastating disease is carried from dog to dog by mosquitos. Mild winters give us more mosquitos and therefore greater likelihood [ Read More ]

President US Grant visited Batavia village

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. The following column first appeared in the Batavia’s 125th anniversary edition of The Clermont Sun and The Clermont Courier in 1939. The editor noted that Minnie Griffith, the writer, was apparently researching in her Aunt’s papers. By [ Read More ]

Ohio court deals with concurrent sentences

By Paul Pfeifer There are times when cases come before us – the Ohio Supreme Court – that have their beginnings many years before we see them. This is such a case. Jerome Thompson pled guilty to aggravated robbery and felonious assault – in 1979. At that time, he was given a sentence of 4 [ Read More ]

Do you, George, take this woman…?

By George Brown As predicted at the end of last week’s column, I was involuntarily sent to the travel trailer (aka “the doghouse”) in our backyard for, as Yvonne put it, “Some time to think.” I prefer camping at a state or national park, but I have (especially since retiring) grown accustomed to these periodic [ Read More ]

Sign up for health care plan before the March 31 deadline

By Sherrod Brown Most people never plan to spend time in the hospital, but sometimes things happen. If you suddenly need medical care but do not have health insurance, you could be stuck paying for the entire bill on your own. With the average cost of a three-day hospital stay exceeding $30,000, it is no [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor
The truth has value and must not be distorted

Dear Editor: Representative Brad Wenstrup’s recent opinion piece concerning the ACA distorts the facts. The CBO report does not state that 2.5 million jobs will be cut. The report states that certain people will no longer be chained to a certain employment situation simply to retain health benefits. These are hard working, responsible people who [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘A Call to Action’ is not just for girls

By Terri Schlichenmeyer No Gurlz Allowed. Once upon a time, you might’ve seen a sign that said that, or hung one in spite. Girls had cooties then. Boys were dumb. It was a part of childhood, but you’re an enlightened adult today and we’ve come a long way. Or have we? Author Jimmy Carter says [ Read More ]

Batavia’s railroads

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. Author Ron Hill is past president of the Clermont County Historical Society, was editor of the Society’s newsletter for 17 years, and edited two of the Society’s books and wrote another. He is a member of the [ Read More ]

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