Opinion Archive

LEE HAMILTON
A sobering look beyond the election

This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on my mind a lot, because I’m worried. This is not about who wins the presidency. I’m concerned about the aftermath [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Bixler not a real Republican

Dear Editor: Tom Bixler is running for Clermont County Commissioner as a “real Republican.” In The Clermont Sun he wished to spread the wealth around. This is not a “real Republican” platform; more like socialism. The reason he did not seek the Republican endorsement is because “real Republicans” as well as “RINOS” would not endorse [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Vote yes for park levy

Dear Editor: My family and I have been enjoying Clermont County parks since we moved to Batavia in 1999. I remember taking my oldest daughter, now 17, for her first stroller walk at Sycamore Park. The picture of her by the hollowed out sycamore tree next to the trail is still one of my favorites. [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Demand for police increasing

359… That’s the number of times that other police departments responded into Goshen in the last four months to provide back-up to Goshen PD or handle emergency calls because no Goshen officer was available. The need to restore lost police officer positions and our detective position is of critical importance to the safety and security [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Levy and repeal are connected

In a few short days many of us will be going to the polls to decide many issues facing us as a nation and community. And while most of our attention has been focused on the national issues, we are also faced with some weighty issues in our own backyard. The issues I speak of [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Wenstrup focuses on real problems

To the Editor: This is a trying and divisive time in America. Some say the most divisive. Unfortunately, too many of our political leaders use this as an opportunity to simply attack the other side, without putting forth their own proposals to make things better. Congressman Wenstrup is different. He focuses on solving real problems [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Proud endorses Painter

David Painter has my endorsement to fill my seat as County Commissioner. Even though I did not endorse David during the Republican primary he won the primary and has my support. His opponent, Tom Bixler, is a nice guy whom I have known for many years. David Painter will do a great job as your [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Voters should inform themselves about the judicial candidates

Given the amount of media coverage devoted to the presidential election this year, many Ohioans may believe that the race for the Oval Office is the only one on the ballot in November. Not so. In fact, I would argue that there are statewide, regional, and local candidates on the ballot that will have a [ Read More ]

MARC HOOVER
Should marriage licenses be renewable?

I have a close friend who shared a unique idea with me. She said marriages should have to be renewed periodically like a driver’s license. Say what? At first, I thought maybe she was insane. But she has a valid point in her reasoning. According to her, the divorce rate is so high because couples [ Read More ]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Park District excellent at managing resources

Dear Editor, Parks are our heritage, our public places, places to be active, places to reflect, a place that adds economic value to a neighborhood, provides ecological value and helps to preserve those spaces we hold in esteem. As the creeks, woods and fields become fewer and fewer the Parks preserve those areas for our [ Read More ]


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