All for one and one for all

All for one and one for all

This is part two of a series about Patrick who enrolled in hospice at age fifty-five with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In part one, “O...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


People remember that facts matter

I’m beginning to feel like Sally Field.Remember the 1985 Academy Awards, when she was stunned by the idea of being accepted? “And I can...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


We crucified the Lamb of God — why do we still slaughter sheep?

As I read Exodus and Leviticus this Lent, the ritual sacrifices of lambs, oxen and other animals strike me. Imagining how the offerings of these slaug...

March 3rd, 2017 |  



Trump moves forward

What happened exactly is hard to say — maybe he got sprinkled with fairy dust — but President Donald Trump was not just OK in his first sp...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Pat and Mike

It seems that spring has sprung. It’s February and it seems like summer. Several things keep coming to mind lately. One of our high school footb...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Nintendo Switch is impressive, but needs more games

Nintendo Switch is impressive, but needs more games

When you’re deep in a video game, the last thing you want to do is leave home. If only you could take the game with you for your commute to work...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Ex-Cubs catcher Ross on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Ex-Cubs catcher Ross on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The Chicago Cubs think David Ross could be a real factor this season. He has excellent footwork, knows the swing and can handle a partner, all the ele...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Hints of a ‘shop-‘til-you-drop’ presidency

WASHINGTON — It was the most perplexing speech of Donald Trump’s career.Watching the 45th president deliver an address to Congress mercifu...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Enough delay on Obamacare repeal

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, recently made headlines when she told her state’s Legislature she would not support an Obamacare repeal bill elim...

March 1st, 2017 |  


A misinformed position

A misinformed position

Dear editor,Scioto County Commissioner Crabtree is misinformed with respect to the Village of Piketon’s long held position on the cleanup and re...

February 28th, 2017 |