Reevaluating my value system

Reevaluating my value system

When I was young, and I was young once, adults used to talk about the importance of having a value system. I never gave it much thought until recently...

January 26th, 2016 |  


Here to Help with Federal Agencies

Here to Help with Federal Agencies

We all are too familiar with how bureaucratic and cumbersome the government has grown, and citizens too often feel overwhelmed when trying to deal wit...

January 25th, 2016 |  


“The happiest days of my life”

“The happiest days of my life”

Joe was born to a mother he felt didn’t want him. His family told him that when he was born that his mother ordered the hospital staff to, ̵...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

I hope readers of all ages will enjoy my trivia column, Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! The column consists of six questions: one “line”...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Extrapolation On Presidential Thoughts, Then, And Now

President Obama recently gave his final State of the Union address. The legacy of his presidency will be the subject of debate for quite some time, bu...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Unreasonable searches

Unreasonable searches

On the evening of March 16, 2011, a Lake Township patrol officer and canine handler – Kelly Clark – pulled from the median on Interstate 2...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Straight Paths: “This isn’t what I signed up for”

Straight Paths: “This isn’t what I signed up for”

The year was 2004 and Dennis had just returned from a tour in Iraq as an Army National Guard platoon sergeant. Dennis and I attended a Saturday mornin...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Dear Editor:The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” just released by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Johnson Questions Commissioner’s Decision

Johnson Questions Commissioner’s Decision

Portsmouth City Councilman and candidate for Scioto County Commission Kevin W. Johnson reacted strongly to the Portsmouth Daily Times’ report th...

January 14th, 2016 |  


Our national security is in state of decline

Our national security is in state of decline

Four years ago, we were confidently told “Al-Qaeda is on the run.” Seal Team Six successfully eliminated Osama Bin Laden, and President Ob...

January 12th, 2016 |