Take it where you can get it

Take it where you can get it

If there’s anything I have learned in life, it is that I am grateful. Grateful for all I have been blessed with and grateful for whatever acts o...

August 21st, 2019 |  


The scourge of your summer driving

The scourge of your summer driving

I’m that guy, the scourge of your summer highway driving.The one driver who’s driving the variable “work zone” speed limit whi...

August 21st, 2019 |  


The gentle barber on Main Street

The gentle barber on Main Street

My wife, Brenda, and I were traveling to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and had been driving for two hours without a break. Our electronic dashboard kept f...

August 20th, 2019 |  



The Great American Front Porch

The Great American Front Porch

This past Thursday, I crawled around in the dirty, black mulch I had just spread around on the bare dirt on the north side-yard of our house. The job ...

August 19th, 2019 |  


JOBS Act crucial for in-demand careers

An open letter to U.S. Senator Rob Portman: Thank you Senator Portman for your leadership within higher education and career and technical education. ...

August 19th, 2019 |  


Profile: County’s Juvenile Court Services Dept.

Profile: County’s Juvenile Court Services Dept.

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth of 13 weekly columns on Clinton County departments leading up to the celebration of the courthouse’s 100t...

August 16th, 2019 |  


Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

I came home from the eye doctor a few days ago, and my phone buzzed.I pulled it out and realized something terrifying: I couldn’t read.My eyes w...

August 16th, 2019 |  


Check corn now, estimate fall yields

Check corn now, estimate fall yields

We got a great rain this week, and we could use more for this growing crop.I can’t believe I am saying this after all the rain we have had since...

August 16th, 2019 |  


Humanity and the press

Humanity and the press

In regard to the recent shooting tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, there are individuals I’ve seen calling the media vultures, telli...

August 15th, 2019 |  


Giving summer a cooling punch

Giving summer a cooling punch

We were all ready to go at seven o’clock Friday morning when the taxi driver pulled in the driveway. At last, all the clothes were sewn and pres...

August 14th, 2019 |