When all else fails, read the instructions

When all else fails, read the instructions

“Read the instructions”; I can hear my wife as she tried to direct me down the right “path” for a quieter Christmas Eve. Why w...

January 27th, 2017 |  


Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor:In response to Frank Lewis’ January 25 article “City council meets behind closed doors,” I should like to comment lest c...

January 27th, 2017 updated: January 28th, 2017. |  


Being pro-life is more than being pro-birth

Thanks to last week’s Women’s March on Washington, which predictably devolved into a pro-abortion rally, and in the wake of this week̵...

January 27th, 2017 |  



Making trade work for All Americans

Donald Trump has promised to refashion trade policy and the world trading environment in ways that will improve the lives of all Americans.Economists ...

January 27th, 2017 |  


Be careful with email addresses

Be careful with email addresses

I don’t know whether they planned to do any bass fishing, but a Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during the icy winter. T...

January 26th, 2017 |  


We the people

We the people

We the people have the power in this great country. We have no monarchy or parliament to tell us what we can and can’t be or do. We do have; how...

January 26th, 2017 |  


The Adventure of Living

The Adventure of Living

Joe was fifty-nine years old when he was admitted to hospice with terminal lung cancer. Joe was born and raised in the small river town of New Boston,...

January 25th, 2017 |  


The dirtiest, most divine sanctuary

The dirtiest, most divine sanctuary

The sanctuary in which I’ve experienced the most divine bliss is landscaped with mud, ticks and decaying leaves. Pollen drifts across the rocky ...

January 25th, 2017 |  


Frosty’s back!

Frosty’s back!

It’s quite funny actually, and a little frightening… High winds were forecast as a front was moving through and yet it never occurred to m...

January 25th, 2017 |  


PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Ruby Fyffe, 66, of Minford, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Funeral arrangements are under the dir...

January 24th, 2017 |