For all the critters in your freezer

For all the critters in your freezer

I know gun season was last month and the normal week plus those two extra days netted some venison for my fellow Highland Countians, but I’m sti...

January 19th, 2016 |  


Holmes’ consistency is assuring

Holmes’ consistency is assuring

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories have been among my favorite literary pastimes since I was a child, spurred originally by the old mo...

January 18th, 2016 updated: January 18th, 2016. |  


It was a fall Friday night

It was a fall Friday night

It was a fall Friday night like many during my teenage years, with a football game unfolding at Richards Memorial Field in Hillsboro. I had no plans a...

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



Can’t we all just say thank you?

Can’t we all just say thank you?

Let me start by saying what almost everyone else is saying since we reported online Wednesday the identity of the donor of the $78,000 gift to the cit...

January 14th, 2016 updated: January 14th, 2016. |  


It is not too late for holiday fun

It is not too late for holiday fun

I recently found out there was a whole museum and a whole house (THE house, by the way) in Cleveland dedicated to “A Christmas Story,” one...

January 12th, 2016 |  


The comfort of moral certainty

The comfort of moral certainty

As I approach the occasion of my 60th birthday in a couple of days, I am mindful that with each passing year I am less certain about anything, and les...

January 11th, 2016 |  


Celebrities lend reporter a hand

Celebrities lend reporter a hand

A few weeks ago while driving home from work I had my radio tuned to WLW. The host was interviewing former WLW Sports Talk Show host Bob Trumpy.For th...

January 8th, 2016 |  


Who doesn’t like a fresh start?

Who doesn’t like a fresh start?

We are a few days into a brand new year and while today is just another day in the grand scheme of things, these first few days of a new year tend to ...

January 5th, 2016 |  


Maleva: Trouble is relative

Maleva: Trouble is relative

Maleva the Fortune Teller was camping at the old rest stop on Route 50, and I couldn’t resist stopping by for a visit.After all, Maleva is a leg...

January 4th, 2016 |  


Breaking news from 1912

Breaking news from 1912

By the time you read this a new year will have been ushered in, which provides an opportune time to reflect back on years past. Or, in this case on a ...

December 31st, 2015 updated: December 31st, 2015. |