A friendship that will last forever

A friendship that will last forever

When my daughter was scared on the first day of kindergarten, Gabby held her hand as they climbed the stairs onto the big yellow bus together.When Sop...

December 15th, 2016 |  


About the John Glenn I knew

About the John Glenn I knew

This week we lost an American hero and the longest-serving United States Senator in Ohio history. We lost John Glenn, of New Concord, Ohio. I lost a c...

December 13th, 2016 |  


We can admire imperfect people

We can admire imperfect people

I remember growing up in the 1960s watching a television show called “The F.B.I,” starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Like “Dragnet” ...

December 12th, 2016 |  



Thank you, Monica and Sid

Thank you, Monica and Sid

When I first walked into the place I was not sure what to think. It was the Hillsboro pediatrician office that M.D. Monica Salido and her husband, Sid...

December 9th, 2016 |  


Taking care of our K-9s

Taking care of our K-9s

On Tuesday this week Highland County’s K-9 officers received their own badges from the Highland County Prosecutor’s Office.This is a good ...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Dear council: Refocus on Hillsboro

Dear council: Refocus on Hillsboro

An open letter to Hillsboro City Council:I’m sure most of you would agree that in many ways 2016 has been a lost year for our city. Since he was...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Sometimes you get the best seat

Sometimes you get the best seat

I’ve spent much of the past 20 years living in the sports world’s version of an ivory tower (not literally, of course, but how cool would ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Christmas on the courthouse lawn

Christmas on the courthouse lawn

I have to admit, I love living in a community where the county courthouse is so politically incorrect that its front lawn features both a Nativity sce...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Sometimes you just never know

Sometimes you just never know

I do not remember it well, but for some reason there is a scene from that very first day that is burned into my memory. It was my first day working fo...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


A piece of childhood slips away

A piece of childhood slips away

The Tooth Fairy has made her last official visit to our home, at least for now.The Shepherd household being off her visit list at the present time is ...

November 29th, 2016 |