The Great American Front Porch

The Great American Front Porch

This past Thursday, I crawled around in the dirty, black mulch I had just spread around on the bare dirt on the north side-yard of our house. The job ...

August 19th, 2019 |  


JOBS Act crucial for in-demand careers

An open letter to U.S. Senator Rob Portman: Thank you Senator Portman for your leadership within higher education and career and technical education. ...

August 19th, 2019 |  


Profile: County’s Juvenile Court Services Dept.

Profile: County’s Juvenile Court Services Dept.

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth of 13 weekly columns on Clinton County departments leading up to the celebration of the courthouse’s 100t...

August 16th, 2019 |  



Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

I came home from the eye doctor a few days ago, and my phone buzzed.I pulled it out and realized something terrifying: I couldn’t read.My eyes w...

August 16th, 2019 |  


Check corn now, estimate fall yields

Check corn now, estimate fall yields

We got a great rain this week, and we could use more for this growing crop.I can’t believe I am saying this after all the rain we have had since...

August 16th, 2019 |  


Humanity and the press

Humanity and the press

In regard to the recent shooting tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, there are individuals I’ve seen calling the media vultures, telli...

August 15th, 2019 |  


Giving summer a cooling punch

Giving summer a cooling punch

We were all ready to go at seven o’clock Friday morning when the taxi driver pulled in the driveway. At last, all the clothes were sewn and pres...

August 14th, 2019 |  


Self-examining and gratitude

Self-examining and gratitude

It was brought to my attention over the weekend that, in the craziness of day-to-day life, we tend to take important things for granted. Things that y...

August 14th, 2019 |  


Fix cost of meds or lose the buisness

The high cost of prescription drugs and that market’s maddening complexity have become almost more than the private sector can bear.A fight taki...

August 14th, 2019 |  


Pro-gun, anti-weapons of warfare

An open letter to U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers:I am a hunter; I own guns. And I am a supporter of the Second Amendment. But the Dayton massacre focused my ...

August 12th, 2019 |