Supporting the arts for our sake

The National Endowment of the Arts is under attack — again. The foes are the same tired cast of characters who have assaulted the agency for the...

February 21st, 2017 |  


A conflict of interest

A conflict of interest

Dear Editor,On January 20, 2017, a group of about 30 people met at the Port City Pub for a meeting to discuss the newly sworn in administration and th...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Trump and the media: Demolition derby

The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump’s insults lying down. After what may be the strongest — and to his supporte...

February 20th, 2017 |  



The pain of obesity

The pain of obesity

I finally got around to reading a book by my hero Albert Stunkard M.D., called “The Pain of Obesity” that was published in 1976, before I ...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Fly your kite — whatever age

Fly your kite — whatever age

Creating a simple life can be complicated. “Enjoy the simple pleasures,” is a common phrase encouraging us to cut out the excess, yet know...

February 20th, 2017 |  


The incredible reach of love

The incredible reach of love

Someone once said in a song that Love is a many splendored thing, and in the realm and capacity of humanity it is true. I in my lifetime have seen and...

February 17th, 2017 |  


It was no coincidence

It was no coincidence

This is the last of a four part series about Joe. In part one, we considered the human instinct or impulse for adventure; about how it may be cloaked ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Thank you Dr. Khraisha

Thank you Dr. Khraisha

Every once in a while in the course of covering a news story, I run into something that really impresses me.Last Saturday, Feb. 11, I attended an even...

February 15th, 2017 |  


It’s your flag

It’s your flag

Dear Editor,In the recent article by Ciara Conley titled “Local Group Creates Movement in Southern Ohio,” I saw a quote that stunned me. R...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


A new direction on education

American public school students fall well behind students around the world in math and science proficiency. This is not debatable. According to the Tr...

February 15th, 2017 |