Celebrate American heritage on the 4th

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIt has been a tough year for the United States of America. Veterans have been fined for flying flags in front of their homes by homeowners associations, soldiers banned from restaurants because they have their service dogs, students being told they can’t wear pro-America shirts because it incites violence.

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Saying goodbye to one of the good guys

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIt is amazing that many of the small moments in your life have a lasting impression. When NBA star Brad Daugherty was a small child he went to the race track. There a tall thin man came over to the fence and took all the time in the world to talk with him. He never forgot that man and kept his car number on his jersey. The number was 43 and the man was Richard Petty.One time I took my friend Tony DeHart to the Cincinnati Re...

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Curtain Call: take a bow, Padget

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comWhen I started to really integrate myself into the local art scene, I wondered how long it would take until I stopped being surprised by the level of artistic talent our community has hidden behind the confines of our flood wall and hillsides.I’ve yet to be bored by discovering a new talent and each one leaves me with a yearning to know more about an artist’s trade and how they got to the point of where they are a...

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Fetty an example of a wonderful community

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comI was enjoying my morning coffee and reading the sports section of the Daily Times when a story brought a big wide grin to my face. Danny Fetty was named Ohio High School Athletic Association top boys soccer official in the state. Danny is one of my favorite people, so it pleased me to see him get that honor.Danny and I were involved in the really early years of community soccer. He, like the rest of us, had to lea...

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Americans should embrace the World Cup

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comI was watching “The Five,” Monday afternoon on the Fox News Channel and for absolutely no reason at all Bob Beckel begins to attack soccer. The next thing you know, the other four members of that intellectually-challenged panel chimed in. I heard things like - “It’s not a real sport,” “Nobody ever scores,” and my personal favorite - “If our real athletes played soccer, we would win.̶...

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Obesity, result or cause of overeating

John DiTraglia MDContributing ColumnistDr. David Ludwig, yours and my old friend, is back with another editorial in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association about his favorite subject - it’s the sugar, stupid.He makes the good point that your body needs a continuous energy supply to do the vital things necessary to just sit there idling. This is provided by glucose, simple sugar, and free fatty acids in your blood. The total level of...

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Let’s talk poetry: Manly poets

Neil CarpathiosContributing ColumnistIt being Father’s Day, an occasion of ultimate manhood, and since several days ago, a student athlete at the university had the audacity to say—and to my face—that “poetry is just so much namby-pamby girly stuff” (even though he was good-naturedly trying to get a reaction out me)—I’d like to oblige him, here, with a reaction in the form of this column, which ran in these pages once years ago. ...

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Fathers are the heart of the family

Portia WilliamsPDT Staff Writer

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Public information should be freely available

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comAs a news writer/reporter, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt, most people I interview about a news story are very cooperative. It is rare that I run into a snag. Whether dealing with local law enforcement agencies or federal authorities, almost every time I get complete cooperation and am able to move forward with my story.There is one issue that comes up once in a while. That issue is when someone in government, either ...

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Letter to the editor

A Memorial Day message for our elected officials in...

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