History of Highland Co., part II

History of Highland Co., part II

Last week I started a column about the early history of some Highland County settlements. Information for the column came from a book shared by local ...

June 29th, 2018 |  


Let’s just pack everything into one hectic week

Let’s just pack everything into one hectic week

My office incudes a wall abutting the former Armintrout building (sorry Bill, won’t be much longer until we stop calling it that since it’...

June 25th, 2018 |  


A Highland County history lesson

A Highland County history lesson

Driving in and around Highland County, have you ever wondered where some of the smaller settlements – like Boston or Samantha or Lynchburg ̵...

June 22nd, 2018 |  



The drinks are on me, my friends

The drinks are on me, my friends

There is nothing like a 12-year-old boy spending the day at Kings Island for the first time. He admitted he was a bit apprehensive as the chartered bu...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Looking back: Journalism fair, accurate, kind

Looking back: Journalism fair, accurate, kind

I had the best visit Sunday afternoon with Betty Powell in her lovely Hillsboro home.Betty worked for this newspaper for many years. When I worked wit...

June 18th, 2018 updated: June 18th, 2018. |  


Search for hidden treasure

Search for hidden treasure

For some reason I can’t completely explain, I have always been fascinated by pirates. Not the ones you hear about today, but the swashbuckling o...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Jonathan Winters and job No. 1

Jonathan Winters and job No. 1

Many years ago when I was in school in Dayton I met Jonathan Winters, the late improvisational comic. We met following one of his performances at Memo...

June 13th, 2018 |  


The mystery of LeBron James

The mystery of LeBron James

I enjoyed Jeff Gilliland’s column Saturday on LeBron James, and can’t argue much with the points he made.As a student of the NBA – a...

June 11th, 2018 |  


LeBron: Is he or is he not?

LeBron: Is he or is he not?

If you’re a LeBron James or Cleveland Cavaliers fan, you might want to skip this article. Because I am about to tell you that despite all the su...

June 8th, 2018 updated: June 8th, 2018. |  


There really is no place like home

There really is no place like home

The ink’s barely even dry on your diploma, and I bet you are already making some pretty bold claims about your future. I’ll also bet very ...

June 7th, 2018 |