Early detection and more life

Early detection and more life

Every October the local newspapers that I oversee as editor attempt to bring our readers stories about their mothers (and fathers), wives, sisters and...

October 24th, 2019 |  


Malone checks all the boxes

To be effective, organizations need good leadership, including public education.The apex of leadership for primary and secondary public education come...

October 23rd, 2019 |  


A lie is a lie is a lie

A lie is a lie is a lie

In the many articles I have written about how children become educated, a recurring theme has been the role parents play in educating their kids. I am...

October 23rd, 2019 |  



Grandparents are not cool?

Grandparents are not cool?

One of our granddaughters turned 13 this week and the topic of discussion for my wife and I the past couple of weeks has been taking an inventory of h...

October 21st, 2019 |  


A pound of opportunity

With a new hot water heater, some other needed and appreciated improvements approved by the Highland County Board of Commissioners, the success of Bar...

October 21st, 2019 updated: October 21st, 2019. |  


A night to remember

A night to remember

It is that time of year. No, not the time when autumn smells are wafting through the air, but the time when high school basketball practice is startin...

October 18th, 2019 |  


Problems at the dog pound

Just to clarify, the “exercise area” of the Highland County Dog Pound is indeed a fenced-in area, though the gates need repair, but the do...

October 17th, 2019 |  


Mom’s advice about getting older

Mom’s advice about getting older

The anniversary of losing someone you love can be quite painful. The calendar date, month, or season can bring back the feeling of the initial grief, ...

October 17th, 2019 |  


No newspaper? Say it can’t happen

No newspaper? Say it can’t happen

It was disheartening to read a recent editorial page column about today’s decline in the number of newspapers, including the fact that some citi...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Just another ODE boondoggle

Just another ODE boondoggle

When I was a school superintendent I, like my peers, regularly received missives from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) informing us about the la...

October 15th, 2019 |