Opinion Archive

Ode to the love of my old age

By George Brown I wrote this poem to Yvonne in June 1964, just days after we graduated from high school. “So Much in Love” So much in love What shall I do? If I tried to forget, I would only be blue. The touch of your lips The sound of your voice, Controlling my heart [ Read More ]

Turning Obama’s State of the Union into a Year of Action

By Rob Portman In this week’s State of the Union address, President Obama talked about a year of action to restore an opportunity society, one where every American can pursue his or her dreams. I couldn’t agree more with the goal, but I disagree with most of the President’s ideas about how to get there. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Things I’ve Learned’ is a must-read for anyone who’s lost a loved one

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Just one more bedtime story. You wanted that as a child because you’ve always been someone who hates endings (one more for the road). Everyone knows you never get out the door on time (let me just look again). Coat on, hat on, and you start another story (did I tell you…?). [ Read More ]

Court hears case dealing with equine activity

By Paul Pfeifer From 2000 to 2008, Roshel Smith worked at her father’s business, CJS Standardbred Stables, helping to care for and manage the horses. In 2007, an incident occurred at CJS that resulted in a lawsuit that eventually came before us – the Supreme Court of Ohio. Donald Landfair, a licensed livestock dealer for [ Read More ]

Groundhog Day – Happy Dos De Febrero

By George Brown I am absolutely, positively sick of winter, and here we are still seven weeks away from the first day of spring. As if the snow and subzero temperatures haven’t been depressing enough, come Sunday we have to put up with the annual ritual of a fat, bucktoothed groundhog named Phil crawling out [ Read More ]

 Before the bridge over the East Fork

Batavia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and The Clermont Sun is publishing a series of historic vignettes. Peter A. Barnes, writer, consultant and a Batavia native, now lives near Milford pursuing his life-long interest in local history. By Peter A. Barnes In 1797, when Ezekiel Dimmitt built the first cabin in what would become [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Dogs and I’ perfect for outdoorsy dog lovers

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The whole world is your living room. That’s how it feels sometimes because you don’t know any better place for relaxing than the outdoors. With a shady tree as your easy chair, birdsong as your music, and your dog nearby, you could be outside 24/7. You and your furry best friend do [ Read More ]

What is wrong with our elected leaders

Dear Editor: The behavior of Union Township Trustee John McGraw seems a perfect example of what is wrong with elected officials these days. He complains about postage costs for a newsletter and lack of sponsors for summer concert series. Perhaps The Clermont Sun failed to report that McGraw reported he had investigated how many township [ Read More ]

I am alive and well and so are the hobbits of Eastfork

By George Brown A recent column (January 9, “Columnist has an encounter with the hobbits of Eastfork”) generated a considerable number of comments about the events that transpired during my eight-mile hike at Eastfork State Park on New Year’s Day. If you haven’t read the Jan. 9 column, I encourage you to do so; otherwise, [ Read More ]

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

By Sen. Rob Portman This weekend, Americans of every race and background took a moment to remember one of our nation’s great leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We do so with good reason. Throughout his short life, Dr. King overcame adversity to inspire our nation during one of the most tumultuous eras in our [ Read More ]

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