Remembering George Coffield

XENIA — After George Coffield graduated from Barber College in Cincinnati In 1936, Mr. Coffield came to Xenia to work at Ed Wood’s barber ...

September 21st, 2018 |  


Hydroplane racer Dean Chenoweth

Hydroplane racer Dean Chenoweth

Xenia native Dean Chenoweth became a legend in his own time. He was known as one of the best if not the best hydroplane racers in the world.His father...

September 21st, 2018 |  


Don’t sweat — or eat — the small stuff

Don’t sweat — or eat — the small stuff

The dog puked on your new shoes. The car had a flat tire on a major highway. The in-laws showed up unannounced and the house is mess. Ahhh! Stress rus...

September 21st, 2018 |  



Around the Home and Farm: Your lawn

This summer has brought some old problems to our lawns caused by weather and now is a good time to deal with these problems in many cases. First we ha...

September 19th, 2018 |  


Taxpayers are footing the bill for ceo salaries

Taxpayers are footing the bill for ceo salaries

Billions in taxpayer funds go to CEOs who pay their workers peanuts. We can change that.Politicians often gab about the “private sector” a...

September 19th, 2018 |  


Those daytime reality shows

Those daytime reality shows

It seems to me that folks who are spending their weekdays at their jobs are missing quite an interesting type of entertainment - daytime TV reality sh...

September 18th, 2018 |  


The role of fire in my life

The role of fire in my life

Many people love fire and enjoy watching the flickering flame of a candle as they meditate, or a roaring bonfire when cooking hot dogs on a stick.We t...

September 18th, 2018 |  


Trouble with the ‘ing’ people

Trouble with the ‘ing’ people

In my last column, I promised to explore the language of rural Ohio and its colloquial expressions. I was all prepared to wheel out such wonderful old...

September 17th, 2018 |  


You can teach kids hard work, but feed them first

You can teach kids hard work, but feed them first

My brothers and I can support ourselves and our families today because of the food aid we got when we were kids.Growing up, I hated being on “fo...

September 17th, 2018 |  


Listen: This letter is about hell

Listen: This letter is about hell

Has anyone ever told you what hell really means? Well, it means what the Bible says about it. It’s a place of torment. It’s a place withou...

September 13th, 2018 |