The Lakota Sioux sweat lodge

The Lakota Sioux sweat lodge

Eighteen years ago, I jumped at the opportunity to chaperone our church youth group to the Crow Creek Reservation in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. Our ...

October 22nd, 2018 |  


WNJ policy on election letters

WNJ policy on election letters

The deadline for the News Journal to receive election-related Letters to the Editor pertaining to issues or candidates in the Nov. 6 general election ...

October 22nd, 2018 |  


Meaning of ‘manliness’ and ‘masculinity’

Meaning of ‘manliness’ and ‘masculinity’

When we discuss sexual assault, we often talk about women. What should women do to stay safe?When I was in school, girls were even trained in women...

October 19th, 2018 |  



Beware of the scarecrow

Beware of the scarecrow

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Not because of the pagan ritualistic celebrations of all things evil, but because it’s just fun.The co...

October 19th, 2018 |  


News mostly good for fall harvest

News mostly good for fall harvest

Harvest season continues to move forward this week for Clinton County, with many favorable yield reports coming in for both corn and soybeans.The harv...

October 19th, 2018 |  


Great Oaks, great investment

Great Oaks, great investment

On November 6 — or before, if you’re voting early, you’ll have the chance to determine the future of career-technical education in 3...

October 18th, 2018 |  


Living life while time marches on

In recent years I’ve watched good friends walk the valley of battling cancer. Somewhat slowly they went through the process of fighting for thei...

October 18th, 2018 |  


Focusing on fighting addiction

Focusing on fighting addiction

The National Center for Health Statistics reported that Ohio’s rate of overdose deaths has grown 41 percent from 2016-2017. Clinton County has t...

October 17th, 2018 |  


Escape of Everett Crum, Part 2

Escape of Everett Crum, Part 2

This is the second of a three-part series.Sergeant Frank Copeland represents all that is good in a police officer. He is inquisitive, smart and alert....

October 16th, 2018 |  


Halloween no paper-bag-drag

Halloween no paper-bag-drag

Some things haven’t change over the decades. Kids still like to dress up for Halloween.In the ’50s and ’60s, we often dressed as gho...

October 15th, 2018 |