T.J. Starks

T.J. Starks

When I grew up in Southern Ohio, I really didn’t worry about anything bad happening in my neighborhood.I used to jog around my community at 10 p...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Myrtle Beach is paradise to Ohioans

Pack the car. Grab your AAA trip-tic travel planner (or program the GPS). Buckle up the kids and grandma. Or catch a flight to sun-drenched delight. D...

July 9th, 2018 |  


The woods where ruffed grouse live

The woods where ruffed grouse live

I thought at first it looked like a drive to the end of the world. But the good folks living in Huttonsville, West Virginia might not like that descri...

July 8th, 2018 |  



People are not mind-readers

People are not mind-readers

Unless you’re a psychic, clairvoyant, or telepathic, you cannot read another person’s mind. You can observe body language, facial expressi...

July 8th, 2018 |  


Two sides to every story

Two sides to every story

There’s an old saying, “There’s two sides to every story and the truth is somewhere in the middle.”Individuals perceive events...

July 6th, 2018 |  


She Loves the Game Again

She Loves the Game Again

(WARNING: This post deals with the sensitive issue of sexual abuse.)I have the classic love/hate relationship with the game of golf.The love part come...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Letter to the editor

The Portsmouth fireworks has been a tradition of mine annually for over 50 years. I attended back when they were let off in Spartan Stadium. This year...

July 5th, 2018 |  


A woman for USA President—someday

A woman for USA President—someday

As much I wanted, desired, and longed to see a female president in my lifetime, I did not want it to be Hillary. Neither would I have voted for Sarah ...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Seat belts in Ohio school buses—it’s about time

Seat belts in Ohio school buses—it’s about time

Think back to riding the school bus during your younger years. WEEEEEE! Our bodies bounced and took flight when the bus driver hit potholes at a speed...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Let’s talk about super control freaks

Let’s talk about super control freaks

Mental health professionals proclaim that super control freaks don’t see themselves as controlling—they see themselves as right. And they ...

July 3rd, 2018 |