A little blood goes a long way

Every week or two the News Journal runs information about an upcoming local blood drive. Clinton Memorial Hospital and Community Blood Center are cele...

January 4th, 2016 |  


New year and new beginning

The New Year is a time of resolutions. It’s a time when people commit to making a change in their life. Losing weight, changing jobs, saving mon...

January 1st, 2016 |  


Taking a look back at 2015

Taking a look back at 2015

Earlier in December, the Ohio House of Representatives wrapped up a busy session schedule for 2015. This being my final column of the year, I would li...

January 1st, 2016 |  



Strategies to survive tight margins

Strategies to survive tight margins

Happy New Year! Hopefully, by the time you read this week’s article, the Buckeyes won their bowl game against Notre Dame to start the year off r...

January 1st, 2016 |  


Blan police cuts hurt in many ways

Blan police cuts hurt in many ways

The Blanchester Village Council met Tuesday morning and approved the temporary 2016 village operating budget, which includes a $42,000 reduction in fu...

December 30th, 2015 |  


Thankful for Community Care Hospice

Recently my mother, Audrey Claibourne, passed away at the age of 95, a long life for a beautiful lady. Her last week on earth was filled with so much ...

December 30th, 2015 |  


News Journal’s most read stories show a community that cares

News Journal’s most read stories show a community that cares

Media across the world are tasked with, among other duties, holding up a mirror to the communities they cover.And in this digital age of big data, the...

December 29th, 2015 |  


Grateful for city’s transit system

In 2013 unfortunately I had to relinquish my driving privileges due to a medical condition that affected my vision. Fortunately, I became acquainted w...

December 29th, 2015 |  


Investigation probes movie theater chains

Investigation probes movie theater chains

The holiday season is a traditional box-office bonanza, and this year it is even more so with Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattering ticket sales rec...

December 29th, 2015 |  


Throw your hat over the wall

Throw your hat over the wall

The first time I heard this story I had just turned 13 years old. Maybe that’s one of the reasons it had an impact on me — I could identif...

December 28th, 2015 |