Who’ll fill your 3 chairs?

Gazing out an open sliding-glass door to my left, I can see only clear blue sky and greenish-gray river water. The Suwanee River is well out of its ba...

January 9th, 2019 updated: January 9th, 2019. |  


Protecting healthcare of Ohioans

Protecting healthcare of Ohioans

Last month, a Texas judge handed down a despicable decision that threatens the health coverage of 20 million people and undermines pre-existing condit...

January 8th, 2019 |  


Life at the Children’s Home

Life at the Children’s Home

In a sense, today’s story came about by chance.Two weeks ago, former Blanchester Mayor Lee Miller was laid to rest in his beloved town of Blanch...

January 8th, 2019 |  



See Oaks opportunities first-hand

See Oaks opportunities first-hand

This is a thank you, and an invitation to see your schools.First, the thanks: In November, you agreed to renew our only local funding — a 2.7-mi...

January 7th, 2019 |  


Life always goes on

Life always goes on

It reminded me of all the chairs, in all the hospital rooms and hospital lounges I’ve ever seen. The chair was covered with a dark green, heavy-...

January 7th, 2019 |  


Both work, and pay, are essential

In the Friday, January 4, 2019 issue, you printed an editorial titled “Their View: Shutdown destructive and inane”, reprinted from USA Tod...

January 4th, 2019 |  


Dealing with rising homelessness

Sadly, a recent front page headline in The Dispatch was not surprising, which makes it all the more a shame: “Local homelessness on rise.”...

January 4th, 2019 |  


The Good News and Mary Poppins

The Good News and Mary Poppins

Guess what my wife Robyn and I did on Sunday, December 30? We took our three grandsons and granddaughter to see the movie, “Mary Poppins Returns...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


What’s your outlook for new year?

What’s your outlook for new year?

It happens a lot around Christmas time in the anticipation and expectation of the giving and receiving of gifts. It is called a “White Elephant&...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


Public trust of department heads

The News Journal reported last week on a proposed requirement by the commissioners to run all county department fund transfers through the office of t...

January 2nd, 2019 |