The Rocky Fork Lake Catch-22 — you can’t win either way

The Rocky Fork Lake Catch-22 — you can’t win either way

What’s clear in regard to the stalled $844,000 Rocky Fork Lake grant is that one day out of the blue, officials with the Bureau of Justice Assis...

March 5th, 2018 updated: March 5th, 2018. |  


Best sports movies ever made

Best sports movies ever made

The Academy Awards are this Sunday and, perhaps not surprisingly, the most recent move I saw, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” was not no...

March 2nd, 2018 |  


A lasting symbol of sacrifices

A lasting symbol of sacrifices

Claude Freeman, my wife’s late father, was born in Pikeville, Ky., near the Russell Fork River, 99 years ago in August.In October 1945, he marri...

February 28th, 2018 |  



Gist Settlement took nearly 200 years

Gist Settlement took nearly 200 years

When Samuel Gist purchased hundreds of acres of land in southwest Ohio in order to free and settle more than 200 of his Virginia slaves, he failed to ...

February 27th, 2018 |  


What’s really holding up the Rocky Fork Lake grant?

What’s really holding up the Rocky Fork Lake grant?

Winning an $844,000 federal grant to fight crime and promote economic and neighborhood revitalization at Rocky Fork Lake was seen as a big victory for...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Meet the Statue of Liberty guy

Meet the Statue of Liberty guy

In wintertime, the United States Postal Service and the Ohio Department of Transportation take a motto very seriously — “Neither snow nor ...

February 21st, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  


What a horrible legacy we have left

What a horrible legacy we have left

I am writing this a couple of days after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. If history is any indicator, sadly, by the time you read this article i...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Where was the outrage over foreign interference in our 2008 and 2012 elections?

Where was the outrage over foreign interference in our 2008 and 2012 elections?

You wouldn’t know it from the coverage in most of the media, but there were three main conclusions from the Justice Department’s indictmen...

February 19th, 2018 updated: February 19th, 2018. |  


High school sure has changed

High school sure has changed

So apparently I forget to pay attention for the past 13 or so years, and I woke up a few weeks ago to find my daughter will be in high school next yea...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Celebrations of love abound

Celebrations of love abound

The daughter of St. Valentine’s jailer, Asterius, was blind. According to legend, St. Valentine restored the young woman’s sight. She imme...

February 14th, 2018 |