But then I saw the gladiolas

But then I saw the gladiolas

Yesterday, I bought gladiolas. They are nearly three feet tall and bright fuchsia. It is safe to say they are the most exciting thing to appear at my ...

September 7th, 2020 |  


Help pound volunteers help others

Help pound volunteers help others

In Friday’s edition this week we published a story about the Friends of the Highland Dog Pound’s only annual fundraiser being cancelled th...

September 4th, 2020 |  


Census kindness will last a decade

Census kindness will last a decade

In my thirteen years as the president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, I have repeatedly witnessed the unyielding kindness of the peopl...

September 3rd, 2020 updated: September 3rd, 2020. |  



4-H club seeks support at fair

With livestock sales at the Highland County Fair cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marshall Jr. Farmers 4-H Club would like to tha...

September 2nd, 2020 |  


Shopping local matters

Shopping local matters

In my 59 years of living in Highland County, I have seen many businesses come and go. We used to have several options for a product, now we have one o...

September 2nd, 2020 |  


Speak up for Highland County

Speak up for Highland County

Democracy is about its people’s willingness and capacity to participate. Two opportunities currently present themselves that will test our willi...

September 1st, 2020 |  


The bears are always there

The bears are always there

The two women told me about the bear when I was on my hike.They were on trail bikes and saw the bear in the direction I was headed. “It was scar...

August 31st, 2020 |  


Fondly remembering Hillsboro and the kindness extended

Gary Abernathy’s appearance on the PBS coverage of our recent conventions inspired me to learn more about where he was based in Ohio — my ...

August 31st, 2020 |  


Under the Friday night lights

Under the Friday night lights

For more than 15 seasons it was an autumn Friday night ritual. If Hillsboro was playing a football game, I was there as a reporter for one newspaper o...

August 28th, 2020 |  


The power of educational face-to-face

The power of educational face-to-face

Back in my childhood, by this late in the summer my thoughts would have still been on the tight Wiffle Ball pennant race raging, played out each day b...

August 27th, 2020 |