Thanks for the lessons

Thanks for the lessons

It was one of the first — like the first or second — real basketball games I officiated, and the last thing I wanted was to be the center ...

September 20th, 2019 |  


Mental health is a work in progress

Mental health is a work in progress

Last week, I wrote about my experience with my roommate’s death. Several people approached me, both online and in person, to discuss my column, ...

September 19th, 2019 updated: September 19th, 2019. |  


Time to end America’s longest war?

Time to end America’s longest war?

On Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin was killed serving as a Special Forces communications sergeant with the U.S. Army’s ...

September 18th, 2019 |  



New twist in Ohio death penalty

New twist in Ohio death penalty

Vicki Williams of Lima believes Cleveland Jackson showed little regard for her daughter, Leneshia, when he killed her in 2002. As for his death senten...

September 17th, 2019 |  


Halloween at what price?

Halloween at what price?

As the leaves begin to yield to the influence of the changing season thoughts begin to turn to the harvest, preparing for the changing weather and Hal...

September 16th, 2019 |  


The obvious is not good enough

The obvious is not good enough

Because I am apparently a glutton for punishment, have a macabre sense of humor, and want to continue to expose the Ohio legislature and the Ohio Depa...

September 13th, 2019 |  


Staying silent doesn’t work

Staying silent doesn’t work

I heard about National Suicide Prevention Week for the first time almost exactly four years ago this week. I was barely two weeks into my first semest...

September 11th, 2019 |  


There’s a kid in all of us

There’s a kid in all of us

There’s nothing that revives a sense of being a part of a neighborhood like a county fair. And while the fair food is a delicacy you looked forw...

September 9th, 2019 |  


It’s a community effort

It’s a community effort

The Highland County Fair is about promoting youth and agriculture, but it takes general admission ticket sales to pay the bills, a fair official told ...

September 6th, 2019 |  


Grandmother takes first horse ride at 99

Grandmother takes first horse ride at 99

At age 99, Ruth Burnfield still has a few surprises left in her.She recently was enjoying an afternoon with her granddaughter, Melissa Mace, who was w...

September 4th, 2019 |