Opinion Archive

SOLACE offers assistance with treatment resources

By Donna Dowdney Do you or a family member need support or assistance with treatment resources? Check out SOLACE – Clermont County Chapter! S.O.L.A.C.E. Is a local grass roots group that has been in existence for a year now. This group encompasses parents and family members whose lives have, in one way or another been [ Read More ]

West Clermont turns the corner

By Dr. Keith Kline Now that the new school year is underway, I want to update community on what West Clermont is doing to increase our effectiveness as a district of choice. Fiscally, through the dedication and sacrifice of many, we have righted our financial ship. Employee pay freezes, a rebounding economy and additional support [ Read More ]


By George Brown After an enjoyable week at Natchez, Mississippi (including an encounter with the mysterious tightrope spider) Yvonne and I traveled to Crestview, Florida to spend a few days with her sister. Crestview is only minutes from one of my favorite hiking haunts, Blackwater River State Park. It was at Blackwater River in January [ Read More ]

Preventing the spread of ebola in the United States

By Sherrod Brown Over the last few weeks, we have heard a lot about the Ebola virus. The stories from Africa are heartbreaking – countries with limited resources are fighting to contain the disease and in many cases it is spreading faster than it can be controlled. In Liberia, Ebola cases are doubling every 15-20 [ Read More ]

Vote for Justice Kennedy

Dear Editor: Justice Sharon Kennedy has demonstrated throughout her 29 years of public service that she upholds the law and as a judge, and now justice, does not create it or legislate from the bench. As a trial judge serving 14 years in the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division she applied [ Read More ]

The Creature Feature

By Dr. Dan Meakin The best health insurance you can give your pet is preventive health care. Preventive health care is much more than just vaccinations. Preventive health care includes proper nutrition, exercise, weight control, internal & external parasite control, skin and coat care, and dental hygiene. It has been estimated that simply keeping your [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Being Mortal’ is informative to the end

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Last night’s dessert was spectacular. As with many finales, that perfect ending to a perfect meal left you satisfied for the rest of the evening. It was, like some conclusions – a little nightcap, a final chapter, a last dance, the lingering notes of a favorite song – a thing to savor. [ Read More ]

The truth about Lifeline, a program prone to waste

By Brad Wenstrup Recently, an outside advocacy group began an automated “robocall” campaign in Southern Ohio to encourage residents to call me to “prevent Congress from turning off the Lifeline program for our veterans.” I received this phone call and so did many of my friends and neighbors. While their website doesn’t provide sufficient information, [ Read More ]

New legislation helps disabled vets

By John Becker As our brave veterans return home, they face many obstacles. They must readjust back into “normal” civilian life, which means securing a job, maybe furthering their education, and familiarizing themselves with civilian life again. Many times, veterans come home with a serious injury that has left them severely disabled. The Ohio House [ Read More ]

Mysterious tightrope spider

By George Brown Natchez, Mississippi is a short two day drive from Cincinnati. The ideal time to visit is during the spring or fall pilgrimage when the Natchez garden club opens 20-30 antebellum homes for tours, nearly all of which are filled with period antiques. The area offers many other attractions, including Frogmore cotton plantation, [ Read More ]

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