Opinion Archive

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 ]

Thoughts about the differences there are between men and women

By George Brown This is going to sound like a conversation between Jerry Seinfeld and his buddy, George, while sitting in their favorite booth at Tom’s Restaurant; but sometimes you just have to get something off your mind, and the best way to do that is to talk (or write) about it, even if it [ Read More ]

It’s easy to cast your vote in Ohio

By John Husted To all Ohio voters: There has been a lot of discussion about recent changes in the voting laws. Some of that discussion has informed and some of it has misled. As the chief elections official in our state I want you to have the facts about how easy it is to vote [ Read More ]

Creating a clear path to the middle class through manufacturing jobs

By Sherrod Brown In Ohio, we know manufacturing can create a path to the middle class. But during the Great Recession, that path became turbulent as plants across the country shuttered their doors and devastated local communities that depended on their jobs. But today, due to smart investments and a renewed effort in manufacturing, we [ Read More ]

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