It was a long road to freedom

It was a long road to freedom

This two-part column — in recognition of Black History Month (February) — is by Beth Mitchell, a volunteer at the Clinton County History C...

January 28th, 2022 |  


Creating jobs, rebuilding Ohio bridges

Creating jobs, rebuilding Ohio bridges

Last week, the Administration announced that the first round of bridge investment is already on its way to Ohio, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructu...

January 28th, 2022 |  


Beginning to end of passenger train service in Wilmington, Midland and beyond

Beginning to end of passenger train service in Wilmington, Midland and beyond

Melinda Danenbergs’ research led to this column — inspired by her interest in railroads and local history, and by the News Journal’s...

January 27th, 2022 |  



At Wilmington College, there’s a student-led exercise in community organizing

At Wilmington College, there’s a student-led exercise in community organizing

Those leading a nonviolent student campaign at Wilmington College are community organizers — in this case, their college is the community.Their ...

January 26th, 2022 updated: January 26th, 2022. |  


Types of violence: Why knowing them could change everything

Types of violence: Why knowing them could change everything

This article isn’t about gun control, victim advocacy, or the family backgrounds of criminals. It’s also not about bashing the actions of ...

January 26th, 2022 |  


It sure ain’t a bowl of cherries

My recent inclusion as a Wilmington News Journal guest columnist came with predictable results.“Why can’t you be satisfied with puzzles an...

January 25th, 2022 |  


Laughter to tears and back

Laughter to tears and back

Debbie and I have been watching quite a few programs on television lately. We decided over a year ago that we were going to stay home and, as much as ...

January 24th, 2022 |  


It’s right there in the books

It’s right there in the books

This is the first in what will be a periodic column by Beth Mitchell, a volunteer at the Clinton County History Center.Books can be wonderful things. ...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Protecting Ohioans from surprise medical bills

Protecting Ohioans from surprise medical bills

For years we have worked to protect Ohioans from out of control surprise medical bills, and thanks to the No Surprises Act, which went into effect on ...

January 20th, 2022 |  


Fond memories and unpreparedness

The Wilmington News Journal’s contributing columnists are an erudite, amusing group of gentlemen.Tony and Sue Lamke and I go back decades when, ...

January 19th, 2022 |