Rubio goes for ‘Trump Light’

Rubio goes for ‘Trump Light’

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s practiced statesmanship came to an abrupt end at Thursday’s Republican debate televised by CNN. Failing to win a s...

February 29th, 2016 |  


5 schools make bold move

5 schools make bold move

Inspired by a phone call I received from John Maple about the passing of his father, Paul Edwin Maple, back in January, I started writing a series of ...

February 26th, 2016 |  


To kill injustice, prejudice, judgement

To kill injustice, prejudice, judgement

Last week, author Harper Lee passed away. She was 89 years old.She was known for her novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which was released in...

February 23rd, 2016 |  



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 |