Puerto Rico’s lingering calamity

In the best of times Puerto Rico suffers the pangs of poverty. The island’s 3.4 million residents struggle to keep afloat. Government teeters on...

January 17th, 2018 |  


The last straw

Every day Americans use — and almost immediately discard — up to half a billion plastic beverage straws. At least, that’s the figure...

January 17th, 2018 |  


What took so long with the Sandy Hook Report

It’s outrageous that it has taken Connecticut State Police five years to release their “after-action report” on the Sandy Hook Eleme...

January 17th, 2018 |  



False Alarm

False Alarm

Our daughter was born in July and when the calendar flipped over to December, I excitedly took her to Camp Pendleton for her first Santa picture. Each...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Grandma Gatewood, Appalachian Heroine

Grandma Gatewood, Appalachian Heroine

Emma Gatewood, a pioneer woman of Appalachia, was born in 1887 and died in 1973 in Gallia County, Ohio. She was the first woman to hike the entire App...

January 16th, 2018 updated: January 16th, 2018. |  


We Interrupt This Program…

If you think that the recent ballistic missile false alarm in Hawaii was scary, it actually transpired to our entire nation and here locally on Februa...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Children of the opioid crisis

Children of the opioid crisis

In 2016, approximately 4,149 Ohioans died of unintentional drug overdoses according to numbers gathered by The Columbus Dispatch from county coroners....

January 14th, 2018 |  


Wedding Bells to Ring? Say I Do With A Plan in Place

Wedding Bells to Ring? Say I Do With A Plan in Place

At least 40 percent of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day and one of the first stops for many newly-engaged couples may...

January 14th, 2018 |  


January recalls fishing the float n’ fly

January recalls fishing the float n’ fly

I first thought smallmouth guide Bob Coan was kidding me when he said a sure-fire method for taking big smallmouth bass on Dale Hollow Lake in the dea...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Commerce Department to levy newsprint duties; help us protect the future of newspapers

The viability of local newspapers, including the one that you are reading now, is being challenged by an unnecessary tariff on the import of uncoated ...

January 12th, 2018 |