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 |  



Cowboys, teachers and Father Fix-it

Cowboys, teachers and Father Fix-it

Where do cowboys come from? In my family’s case, they came from a farm in Ohio. My cousins Del and Dana were raised on that farm but had an itch...

August 26th, 2020 |  


Make Election Day a national holiday

Make Election Day a national holiday

Where are the letters? I’ll get to that thought in a moment. But foremost in many people’s minds now is — can the U.S. Post Office h...

August 25th, 2020 |  


I have been reading to Lori

I have been reading to Lori

I’ve been reading to Lori.Lori is my husband, Peter’s, older sister. She has cancer and has been battling it for a while now. She uses oxy...

August 24th, 2020 |  


Icons called home on same day

Icons called home on same day

It was hard to believe this week when two women who called Hillsboro home, yet impacted lives far beyond the confines of Highland County, both passed ...

August 21st, 2020 |  


Endless summer deserves proper finale

Endless summer deserves proper finale

We’re counting down the last days of summer at our house.That’s standard fare for parents in August. This year, it’s particularly tr...

August 20th, 2020 |  


Can you smell the good stuff?

Can you smell the good stuff?

I was digging through some of my old compact discs of music the other day and I ran across a CD that I had put some of my favorite songs on. I could n...

August 19th, 2020 |  


Future proofing with rural broadband

Future proofing with rural broadband

It’s been said that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all kinds of socio-economic weaknesses in America. The glaringly obvious is the state of o...

August 18th, 2020 |