Partners for community prosperity

Partners for community prosperity

Economic Development Week — recognized this year May 9-15 — was created by the International Economic Development Council to increase awar...

May 11th, 2021 |  


(Not all of) The kids are alright: Caring for children’s mental health

(Not all of) The kids are alright: Caring for children’s mental health

Not long after COVID-19 started shutting things down last year, I got a call from my sister. Her oldest, a 13-year-old who had been used to socializin...

May 10th, 2021 |  


Bless our moms and our teachers

Bless our moms and our teachers

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. It was a good time to reflect back on the many people in our lives who taught us and guided us in our develop...

May 10th, 2021 |  



An expression of the times

I was on a plane flying from Atlanta to Cincinnati on Sunday. The Atlanta airport is not for the faint of heart; nonetheless, I found myself in the ri...

May 6th, 2021 |  


God’s beautiful invitation to us all

God’s beautiful invitation to us all

I often say a prayer of adoration, confession, asking, and thanksgiving using the words of Psalms. This type of prayer helps me understand God more in...

May 6th, 2021 |  


Editorial: H2Ohio needs assured funding to protect Ohio’s precious water resources

The H2Ohio fund created by Gov. Mike DeWine and legislators in 2019 is a critical long-term work in progress. It aims, most prominently, at reducing, ...

May 4th, 2021 |  


Editorial: Closing plants means a mess

Federal and state officials have another question to answer, as communities across the country — but particularly here in Appalachia — fa...

May 4th, 2021 |  


Honoring our Greatest Generation

Honoring our Greatest Generation

Most of us were not even born yet.It was 75 years ago. The nightmare that was World War II was coming to an end. On May 8, 1945, our Allied Forces cel...

May 3rd, 2021 |  


Dipping into Dover Mineral Springs

Dipping into Dover Mineral Springs

Before the era of air conditioning, it was common to seek an outside location for meetings where it was cool. One of those locations near Wilmington w...

April 30th, 2021 |  


Commuting to college freshman year might make (dollars and) sense

Commuting to college freshman year might make (dollars and) sense

Commuting students are defined as those who do not reside in institution-owned housing on college and university campuses. Commuters make up more than...

April 30th, 2021 |