Remembering Ruth Nester

XENIA — Ruth Nester was an artist with many different interests. She enjoyed reading, gardening and watching the birds in the yard of her modest...

July 20th, 2018 |  


Community Bowling Lanes: A bowling leader

Community Bowling Lanes: A bowling leader

Not long ago I shared the story of the Duck Pin Alley bowling lane, one of the earlier bowling alleys in the city of Xenia, The facility was located o...

July 20th, 2018 |  


Curing Alzheimer’s in America

Curing Alzheimer’s in America

Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and...

July 20th, 2018 |  



A cake not turned

A cake not turned

Hosea 7:8 - I remember one of the first meals I ever made my wife Abby was a stuffed chicken dish. I prepped, stuffed, baked, and plated. It looked an...

July 19th, 2018 |  


1440 minutes: Making the most of your time

1440 minutes: Making the most of your time

Ephesians 5:15-17 “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So...

July 19th, 2018 |  


Pride on the inside

Pride on the inside

This month, I’m attending my first LGBT Pride as an openly queer woman. It’s a strangely emotional experience.Until last year, I thought I...

July 19th, 2018 |  


Ohio courts play important role for immigrant children

Ohio courts play important role for immigrant children

Starting in 2013, the United States has seen increased numbers of children fleeing Central and South American countries. Some enter the U.S. with fami...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Grounds for complaint

Grounds for complaint

Anyone who knows me fairly well, knows that I love coffee. It’s been my beverage of choice since I was 17 years old. I prefer it black and strai...

July 18th, 2018 |  


The New York Times is still getting the Bernie movement wrong

The New York Times is still getting the Bernie movement wrong

Before major news organizations pronounce someone dead, they ought to check the person’s pulse.Take, for example, a recent New York Times screed...

July 18th, 2018 |  


The term ‘Whitewash’ is coming back

The term ‘Whitewash’ is coming back

It seems to me that our American version of the English language is robust and resilient, that is, full of meaningful expressions and hardy enough to ...

July 17th, 2018 |