Opinion Archive

Harvey’s white mule and the great blizzard of ‘52

By George Brown When I was in the first grade I attended a one-room schoolhouse. We didn’t have bus service so all the kids walked to school; all that is except a boy named Harvey who rode a white mule to school every day. The story of how this came about is worth telling. For [ Read More ]

Providing workers with a fair wage is something we need to do now

By Sen. Sherrod Brown Last week, on February 13th, or 2-13, I introduced a resolution declaring the date as $2.13 Day. That’s because two dollars and thirteen cents is also the minimum wage for tipped workers. Two dollars and thirteen cents. Think about that. To add insult to injury, the tipped minimum wage has not [ Read More ]

Batavia’s railroads: Norfolk and Western

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. Ron Hill is pr4esidnet of the Clermont County Historical Society. By Ron Hill Part 2 The most famous wreck on the Norfolk & Western Railroad (then called the Cincinnati & Eastern Railroad) in Clermont County occurred on [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Fat Crisis’ is not your usual diet and exercise book

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You feel as though you might have to quit your job. Yeah, you’re that desperate to get away from the treats that somebody’s been leaving in the break room. Nice gesture, but you’re totally incapable of resisting them and each bite ruins your diet. It’s a point of shame that you have [ Read More ]

A Valentine’s Day kiss I will always remember

By George Brown Do you remember your first kiss? From the time I was a wee little fellow until my junior year in high school the only girls I ever kissed were my Mom and my Great Granny. Mom’s kisses were love pecks at bedtime and when I headed off to school in the morning. [ Read More ]

Cheering for American manufacturing on the field

By Sen. Sherrod Brown At the 2012 Summer Olympic opening ceremony, Team USA took the stage wearing foreign-made red, white, and blue uniforms. At a time when so many good jobs had disappeared overseas, the news that our Olympic team was being forced to wear uniforms made overseas was an outrage. It made no sense [ Read More ]

Ohio Supreme Court considers DNA evidence

By Paul Pfeifer The advent of DNA identification is probably the biggest leap forward for crime solving since fingerprinting. To make use of this advancement, law enforcement officials now have something called CODIS – the Combined DNA Index System – which provides a computerized program on three levels – local, state and national – that [ Read More ]

Wood stove standards are a bad idea

To the Editor: The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the EPA is considering new restrictions on wood stoves. The proposed new standards will outlaw the manufacture and sale of wood stoves that release more than 1.3 grams of particulates per hour. This is TWICE as clean-burning as the cleanest stove now available, which is [ Read More ]

Residents thanked for their efforts

To the Editor: I’m writing to thank Batavia residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect 870 shoeboxes—filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items—for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to [ Read More ]

Batavia’s railroads: Norfolk and Western

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. By Ron Hill Part 1 The development of the steam locomotive and the construction of railroads changed life in the United States and Clermont County. During the 1800s most people only traveled a short distance from their [ Read More ]

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