They didn’t know

They didn’t know

They didn’t know. That tragic day would be their last day alive. They woke-up and went about their usual morning routine. Coffee, shower, breakf...

June 7th, 2019 |  


Tasty and teary food memories

Tasty and teary food memories

Buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy—a staple of the Appalachian culture. A traditional meal for country cook’in the mornings.And my moth...

June 6th, 2019 |  


Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month

Just what we need—an entire month to remind us of aging.Yea. Let’s celebrate together. Gray hair. Thinning hair. No hair. Wrinkling skin. ...

April 30th, 2019 |  



Ohio’s new payday loan law is here

Ohio’s new payday loan law is here

There are about 650 payday lending stores in Ohio—that’s 650 too many in my opinion. But lookout lenders!“Predatory lending is any l...

April 29th, 2019 |  


Celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Start planning a party for the 2019 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Listen to the sounds of reggae, meringue, calypso, rumba and zouk musi...

April 23rd, 2019 |  


Time to blitz the beach

Time to blitz the beach

“Millions of Americans are counting down the days until their summer vacations, with most U.S. travelers planning trips to warm-weather destinat...

April 22nd, 2019 |  


A gem of a book

A gem of a book

Anthony Doerr was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and two sons. www.anthonydoerr.com.“An imaginative ...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Summer safety for kids

Summer safety for kids

The subject of preventable accidents is so serious that it needs to be repeated, reprinted, and read again and again. Injury is the leading cause of d...

April 15th, 2019 |  


Profanity on the playground

Profanity on the playground

Kids cuss behind the teacher’s back. And the playground is the opportune place for potty-mouth. No adults listening. That’s what children ...

April 8th, 2019 |  


The Portsmouth Daily Times Ad Salesman’s son who was to be Vice-President

The Portsmouth Daily Times Ad Salesman’s son who was to be Vice-President

On Sunday, November 1, 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle made a campaign stop in Portsmouth as running mate to President George H.W. Bush the 41st Presi...

April 5th, 2019 |