Skyscraper raccoon is a harbinger of deadly raccoon uprising

Skyscraper raccoon is a harbinger of deadly raccoon uprising

Just when the world needed a viral distraction, a raccoon decided to scale a Minnesota skyscraper. The creature’s journey and persistent peril s...

June 20th, 2018 |  


My fast food nightmare

My fast food nightmare

Three years ago, when my grandmother fell ill, I chose to delay my studies to work full time at McDonald’s to pay for her prescriptions and medi...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Back when college was debt-free

Back when college was debt-free

As May gives way to June, the last college grad ceremonies are wrapping up and the last parties are coming to a close. Now the job hunt for recent gra...

June 20th, 2018 |  



Do you want pancakes with that?

Do you want pancakes with that?

It seems to me that names, those handy-dandy identifiers we hang on things, are an important part of our lives even though we don’t usually thin...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Safe boating on Ohio’s scenic rivers

Safe boating on Ohio’s scenic rivers

The Little Miami River Kleeners scheduled its annual river cleanup for this past weekend. It usually consists of a canoe based clean up to take out th...

June 19th, 2018 |  


A tribute to Charles Krauthammer

A tribute to Charles Krauthammer

I have often thought that tributes to those we love are best made when the object of our affection is still with us, rather than at their funerals.I d...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Questioning war is a civic duty

Questioning war is a civic duty

Politicians and businesses want you to think questioning war disrespects veterans like me. They’re wrong.“How do you motivate men and wome...

June 17th, 2018 |  


‘Pro-family’ homophobia rips families apart

‘Pro-family’ homophobia rips families apart

Happy LGBTQIA Pride Month!… is not what the Trump White House is saying this June.Instead, LGBTQIA Americans are being acknowledged by the gover...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Remembering Rose Higgins

XENIA — Rose Higgins was a pioneer in the newspaper business. She wanted nothing more than to be a reporter for the Xenia Daily Gazette but thos...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Do you remember Ray Higgins?

Do you remember Ray Higgins?

The Xenia Gazette will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in just a few weeks.The paper has the distinction of never having missed a day of publicat...

June 15th, 2018 |