Opinion Archive

Ten thousand trails both far and near are calling

By George Brown The reflections I share here are inspired by two books I recently read. One was about hiking the Appalachian Trail, (the AT) and the other about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (the PCT). As some readers may know, the AT extends 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, passing through 14 states along [ Read More ]

Court deals with citizen’s arrest

By Paul Pfeifer On April 16, 2009, Katrina McCall went to the Hamilton County Municipal Court to file a hand-written affidavit alleging that her husband – Mor Mbodji – had caused physical harm to her. That action touched off a case that ultimately made its way here – to the Supreme Court of Ohio. When Katrina [ Read More ]

Getting things done for Ohio in 2013

By Rob Portman Our nation faces many challenges, and the important work we do here in Washington on issues like job creation, the economy, the budget, healthcare reform, and foreign policy are followed closely by the press. But my job, serving the people of Ohio, is much bigger than what you see in the papers [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Pets with arthritis can be made more comfortable

By Dr. Dan Meakin Arthritis is also known by the medical term “Osteoarthritis.” It is a disease resulting in degeneration of one or more joints of the body. Reasons joints become affected with arthritis include injury, birth defects resulting in malformation and aging. As a result, regardless of the cause, the slick surface of the [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Santiago the Dreamer’ is an inspirational, feel-good story

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Someday, you’re going to be something big. You’ll be very famous – of that, you’re absolutely certain. Lots of people will want your autograph, photographers will scream for your picture, you’ll be onstage every night and everyone will clap for you. It’s going to happen. It will. All it’s going to take, perhaps, [ Read More ]

Batavia: A rich history

Batavia will celebrate its bicentennial year in 2014, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. Author Katy Kleinwatcher, a Batavia resident, is majoring in history at the University of Cincinnati. Material from this column was the basis of submission of the Duckwall Home on the National Register of Historic Places. By [ Read More ]

Career Center invests in deadend career path

To the Editor: Regarding the Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 article titled “Grant Career Center adding two animal science programs,” I am perplexed with the Superintendent’s claim that there are “…600 careers in equine science…” Inquisitive as I am, with a vested interest in the school, even though I am retired, a quick Google search led [ Read More ]

Ohio became stronger in 2013

By Joe Uecker Over the past three years, the state legislature has taken steps to get Ohioans back to work by creating an environment in which new jobs can be created and businesses can expand. Since 2011, we have made significant progress toward that goal with Ohioans having created more than 170,000 new, private sector [ Read More ]

Christmas shopping at the dollar store

By George Brown   It’s strange how, after two years of retirement, I still wake up at the same time every day. My biological alarm goes off between 5:30 and 6 a.m. and my brain says to my bones, “Shake a leg old man, it’s time to get up.” And so I do. Yvonne’s biological [ Read More ]

Service is part of our moral fabric

By Sherrod Brown As 2013 comes to a close, Connie and I want to wish you and your family a safe and blessed holiday season. For me, there’s no greater joy than spending the winter holidays with loved ones. Earlier this month, I visited a homeless veteran’s shelter in Cleveland. I met a man there [ Read More ]

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