Are you an Andy or a Barney?

Are you an Andy or a Barney?

Are you an Andy Taylor or a Barney Fife?On the classic “Andy Griffith Show,” Barney was the excitable deputy, the barking hunting dog alwa...

February 22nd, 2016 updated: February 22nd, 2016. |  


The basketball circle spins on

The basketball circle spins on

My plan this week was to continue a series I’ve been writing in this space the past four weeks about the history of the South Central Ohio Leagu...

February 19th, 2016 |  


Tripping, stumbling off the tongue

Tripping, stumbling off the tongue

Sesquipedalian, it’s a long word that basically is the definition of using long words. It is a mouthful to say, for sure. And it is one of those...

February 16th, 2016 |  



Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

Paint Creek Fire Chief Bradley George was finally and officially cleared last week of charges that were not appreciably different than a couple of the...

February 15th, 2016 updated: February 15th, 2016. |  


South Central Ohio League history

South Central Ohio League history

Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing series on the history of the South Central Ohio League as penned in Paul Edwin Maple’s 1964 seminar pape...

February 12th, 2016 |  


Vote for Liberty Township cemetery levy

To the editor:The Liberty Township Trustees have placed a .1-mill tax levy for five years for maintaining and operating cemeteries on the March 15, 20...

February 11th, 2016 |  


The real test of residency

To The Editor:Residency is notoriously difficult to prove or disprove. Some law enforcement officials believe that the most important evidence of resi...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Thoughts on big Fat Tuesday

Thoughts on big Fat Tuesday

As I write, it’s Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras — whatever you choose to call it. But by whatever name it is referred, it is that...

February 9th, 2016 |  


Drew’s father-in-law visits Hillsboro

Drew’s father-in-law visits Hillsboro

Since the criminal investigation into Mayor Drew Hastings became public on Dec. 16, I have tried to remain open to the notion that there might be real...

February 8th, 2016 updated: February 8th, 2016. |  


South Central Ohio League re-forms

South Central Ohio League re-forms

Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing series on the history of the South Central Ohio League as penned in Paul Edwin Maple’s 1964 seminar pape...

February 5th, 2016 |