Comey’s shoes walk us toward his real motive

Come walk with me. Today we are accepting a post-publication, book-peddling challenge that was issued as a footnote, of sorts.Fired FBI Director James...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Girls play baseball, too

Girls play baseball, too

Did you watch the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own”? Many viewers, including me, learned about the All-American Girls Professional Baseba...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Remembering Barbara Bush — and Robin

Remembering Barbara Bush — and Robin

Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago, Oct. 28, 1818; the other was Ba...

April 19th, 2018 updated: April 20th, 2018. |  



Raising readers

Raising readers

Why is it important to expose babies, toddlers, and younger children to the world of books? Why is it important to read aloud to babies and toddlers? ...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Misplacing my house keys after a recent trip out West wasn’t the relaxing homecoming I’d expected. I’d looked through all my handbag...

April 19th, 2018 |  


New Medicare cards are coming

New Medicare cards are coming

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are starting to mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare. The new cards will have a ne...

April 18th, 2018 updated: April 19th, 2018. |  


The war on chikin

The war on chikin

Two key facts emerge as I begin pounding the keys of my trusty MacBook Pro early this morning. First, I love chicken — fried, baked, on a bun, o...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Updates on Ohio bills to combat bullying

Updates on Ohio bills to combat bullying

Laws, laws and more laws, but bullying continues in schools. Are the current laws on the books being enforced? If not, then why not? Two Ohio politici...

April 18th, 2018 |  


A way to stop school shootings

To the editor:It’s taken me a while to write this letter. Until now, the pain of the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14 has been too intense for me. A...

April 18th, 2018 |  


An open letter in support of a humane officer

When one considers the needs of Portsmouth, one can point to poverty issues, drug abuse among our teenagers and young adults, lack of jobs and a host ...

April 18th, 2018 |