Carrying on a family tradition

Carrying on a family tradition

Staring at me from a wall in my office is a painting that never fails to lighten my mood. It is an autumn scene framed by large trees replete in their...

September 18th, 2020 |  


I met up with a gambler

I met up with a gambler

I am one of those guys that stopped listening to new music several years ago. To me, the best music ever recorded is from the late ’60s through ...

September 16th, 2020 |  


Sunny scenario for Buckeye State

Sunny scenario for Buckeye State

California is ablaze. Oregon is on fire. Together, their unprecedented burn is visible from the International Space Station. Homes have been wiped out...

September 15th, 2020 |  



Knowing what it feels like to be Blue

Knowing what it feels like to be Blue

Blue had been through a rough patch.He was adopted from the shelter and then returned for unspecified reasons. That’s when Bill met him.Blue is ...

September 14th, 2020 |  


Too big for his britches — and that’s OK

Too big for his britches — and that’s OK

Recently I broke down and made a bigger decision.It wasn’t a big decision. Trust me, it was a bigger decision.After years of believing I wore a ...

September 11th, 2020 |  


HCQ not effective against COVID

HCQ not effective against COVID

After a day on the wards treating COVID-19 patients, I came across an article in our hometown paper authored by Drs. Akers, Heaphy and Wehri titled &#...

September 10th, 2020 |  


But then I saw the gladiolas

But then I saw the gladiolas

Yesterday, I bought gladiolas. They are nearly three feet tall and bright fuchsia. It is safe to say they are the most exciting thing to appear at my ...

September 7th, 2020 |  


Help pound volunteers help others

Help pound volunteers help others

In Friday’s edition this week we published a story about the Friends of the Highland Dog Pound’s only annual fundraiser being cancelled th...

September 4th, 2020 |  


Census kindness will last a decade

Census kindness will last a decade

In my thirteen years as the president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, I have repeatedly witnessed the unyielding kindness of the peopl...

September 3rd, 2020 updated: September 3rd, 2020. |  


4-H club seeks support at fair

With livestock sales at the Highland County Fair cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marshall Jr. Farmers 4-H Club would like to tha...

September 2nd, 2020 |