Respect public offices, both sides of aisle

I have gotten into a habit of listening to audio books each morning after breakfast. Reading is slowly becoming a part of my past due to a bad right e...

February 6th, 2020 |  


Innovation over interest rates

Innovation over interest rates

Ohio’s 15th Congressional District has more than its fair share of colleges, universities, and career and technical training centers.From four-y...

February 5th, 2020 |  


Hopkins will work for people of county

Most people are aware that we have three candidates running for the soon-to-be vacant office of the Clinton County Recorder. Those are Kelly Hopkins, ...

February 5th, 2020 |  



Less is more … not hardly

Less is more … not hardly

When I was a kid, rainy Saturday mornings meant that Dad would work in his garage repairing whatever needed repairing since we couldn’t get into...

February 4th, 2020 |  


Recalling the late David Bailey

I’m recalling my experience with Clinton County Commissioner David Bailey. I felt like I should tell about my experience with him many years ago...

February 4th, 2020 |  


Are you ready for this?

Are you ready for this?

Here we are. Debbie is sitting on the loveseat in the living room. She staked out that roost years ago.I settled into my over-stuffed chair, better kn...

February 3rd, 2020 |  


Career path right in front of youths

Career path right in front of youths

If you ask my adult children, they would testify that I’m not very handy at all. As a matter of fact, I have always hired someone else to do all...

January 31st, 2020 |  


How well do you know your farm?

How well do you know your farm?

Sure, you could probably drive your fields blindfolded and you could, without a doubt, name the cow that will always come in the parlor last. But what...

January 31st, 2020 |  


Yoders sure aren’t sick of tortillas

Yoders sure aren’t sick of tortillas

You may or may not want to join us on last night’s adventures.I was deep into my first sleep when I was awakened by a little voice calling me fr...

January 30th, 2020 |  


Pat Haley writes, fulfilling a promise to Dave Bailey

Pat Haley writes, fulfilling a promise to Dave Bailey

The voice on the other end of the phone was weak and frail. Not the booming voice that used to reverberate throughout the courthouse when he yelled pl...

January 30th, 2020 |