‘Crankshaft’ joins the comics page

‘Crankshaft’ joins the comics page

If you like your newspaper’s comic strips locally sourced along with your produce, you’re in luck.Starting this week, the Xenia Daily Gaze...

February 25th, 2020 |  


The Cotillion

The Cotillion

Many years have passed since the first cotillion was offered for young women in the area. Many will remember the event as one of the most lavish and d...

February 21st, 2020 |  


A few political comments

A few political comments

As members of my family and I were discussing politics this weekend, my son Lance said, “I had never considered that.”His statement was in...

February 21st, 2020 |  



George Will: Physician (Senate), heal thyself

George Will: Physician (Senate), heal thyself

WASHINGTON — Shortly before the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, contemplated the president’s misbehavior, it demonstrated its own...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Mysteries of the universe — like oysters

Mysteries of the universe — like oysters

There’s a president being impeached. A pandemic getting started in China. Earthquakes shaking up the Caribbean.When momentous events like this h...

February 10th, 2020 |  


Civil War stories comes with a lesson

Civil War stories comes with a lesson

Summer, 1863. The Civil War was raging. Fear raced through Indiana and Ohio like wildfire when General John Hunt Morgan crossed the Ohio River with hi...

February 10th, 2020 |  


Welcome to Black History Month

Welcome to Black History Month

When I was growing up in Xenia there was no such thing as Black History Month because the basic attitude about black history was that it was chock ful...

February 6th, 2020 |  


Protecting Ohio’s drinking water

Protecting Ohio’s drinking water

Last month, a new report from the Environmental Working Group found that drinking water contamination from PFAS chemicals is far more prevalent than w...

February 5th, 2020 |  


Not all “good boys” wag their tails

Not all “good boys” wag their tails

If you would have told me at this time last year that I would soon be adopting a cold-blooded animal who would steal my heart away, I would have told ...

February 3rd, 2020 |  


Michael Reagan:

Michael Reagan:

It doesn’t matter whether the impeachment trial of President Trump is already over or it drags on for months.Two-thirds of the U.S. Senate is ne...

February 3rd, 2020 |