Knowing what it feels like to be Blue

Knowing what it feels like to be Blue

Blue had been through a rough patch.He was adopted from the shelter and then returned for unspecified reasons. That’s when Bill met him.Blue is ...

September 14th, 2020 |  


Too big for his britches — and that’s OK

Too big for his britches — and that’s OK

Recently I broke down and made a bigger decision.It wasn’t a big decision. Trust me, it was a bigger decision.After years of believing I wore a ...

September 11th, 2020 |  


HCQ not effective against COVID

HCQ not effective against COVID

After a day on the wards treating COVID-19 patients, I came across an article in our hometown paper authored by Drs. Akers, Heaphy and Wehri titled &#...

September 10th, 2020 |  



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 |