Better life through technology?

Recently I became unhappy with my TV provider because the bill kept inching higher every month. I explained that I have one TV and I would not pay $99...

April 6th, 2016 |  


Good night, Mr. Hamner

Good night, Mr. Hamner

Other than “The Wonderful World of Disney,” no doubt my favorite television program growing up was “The Waltons.” So, when I r...

April 6th, 2016 |  


Shots ring out in ice cream parlor

Shots ring out in ice cream parlor

Terry Court is home to a small neighborhood shopping center just down the alley from where we lived in Staunton, Virginia.One afternoon, I was talking...

April 5th, 2016 |  



CVB helps county prosper

Word on the street for some time has heard the stirrings of the City of Wilmington wanting to take some of the money currently allocated to the Clinto...

April 5th, 2016 |  


Potpourri and Trumpery

Potpourri and Trumpery

When my term as mayor expired and I became the president of city council, I also considered retiring from writing this weekly column. Tom Barr, the ed...

April 4th, 2016 updated: April 4th, 2016. |  


Climate action good for Ohio

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice filed their response to industry and state lawsuits challenging...

April 1st, 2016 |  


No GOP outsiders, no matter the cost

The column by Gary Abernathy in the March 26 edition of the News Journal certainly summed up our ruling clique of establishment Republicans. They are ...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Baseball in Ohio has rich heritage

Baseball in Ohio has rich heritage

Nothing officially marks the beginning of spring quite like the start of a new baseball season. Baseball in Ohio is something that draws a great deal ...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Don’t be THAT driver: Work on safety

The Ohio Department of Transportation will soon observe National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week with the aim of saving lives and preventing injuries....

April 1st, 2016 |  


Ups and downs of gas prices

If you haven’t noticed recently, the price of gasoline, especially locally, has gone up and down like a roller coaster, from $1.78 or so and cur...

April 1st, 2016 |