Opinion Archive

The Book Worm Sez
‘Lost Years’ is a keeper

Finders keepers, losers weepers? What do you do when you find something that belongs to someone else? Do you pocket the object, thanking the universe for an unexpected gift? Or do you go to the ends of the Earth to give it back to whomever it might belong? For most, the answer lies somewhere in [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
Obesity: It’s not just for humans anymore

Obesity is an increasing health concern for dogs and cats. Just as in people, being overweight contributes to a large number of diseases in pets. The problem can be metabolic, such as with hypothyroidism, but most often is a result of one problem: more calories eaten than expended throughout the day. Indoor pets are especially [ Read More ]

Sheriff’s office investigating 1982 murder case

Permm Gilbert was 46 years old and was living with his family along State Route 774 just inside Brown County, Ohio at the time of his death on or about May 23, 1982. Our office, Clermont County Sheriff, became involved in his disappearance after his nude body was found in a low lying ditch along [ Read More ]

It’s time to grill some burgers and dogs

We used our grill for the first time last weekend, although I have to admit all we grilled were some chicken breasts Yvonne had marinated. They were good, but with summer in the air and the baseball season just around the corner it’s time to have friends over to grill some burgers and dogs. I [ Read More ]

Standing up for women

Women in Ohio – and throughout the United States – deserve leaders who are willing to fight for them. Yet, a vital law that protects women has expired. Domestic violence affects women, families, and communities in major cities, small towns, and rural communities in our state. More than 70,000 Ohioans made domestic dispute calls in [ Read More ]

Health care law: nothing to celebrate

Two years ago this week, President Obama signed his health care bill into law with the promises that more federal mandates, rules and regulations would lower costs, and that Americans happy with their current health insurance would be able to keep that coverage. Unfortunately, these promises have not been kept. The health care bill is [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
Kids will find ‘Titanic: Voices from the Disaster’ mesmerizing

Imagine going on the cruise of a lifetime. It would be so exciting! Imagine – you’d have a whole ship to explore. You could swim and play games, watch dolphins in the ocean, snack all day and mess around without worrying your parents. Maybe you could even get a tour of the ship’s inner workings. [ Read More ]

Working to ease the pain at the gasoline pump for Ohioans

With the average price per gallon of gas in Ohio topping off at $3.85, small business owners and families are eager for economic relief. Daniel Jarvis, who owns his own independent trucking company in Ohio, recently joined me at a gas station in Northeast Ohio because he’s siphoning off more and more money to afford [ Read More ]

Disastrous experience in time becomes humorous

“Hand me that sash tool.” Red’s had quivered as he pointed a shaky finger toward the open backdoors of Woody’s panel truck. It was the first hour of my first day working as a painter for Woody Simmons and my deceptive ruse about my vast experience as a house painter was about to be exposed. [ Read More ]

Santorum wins in Newt’s backyard

Rick Santorum edged Newt Gingrich in closely contested primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, March 13. In Alabama, the results were 35 percent for Santorum, 29 percent for Gingrich, 29 percent for Willard “Mitt” Romney, and 5 percent for Ron Paul. In Mississippi, the results were 33 percent for Santorum, 31 percent for Gingrich, [ Read More ]

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