Editorial

The November election is less than a month away and campaigning is in full swing. Signs are popping up all over the county as residents show support f...

October 14th, 2015 |  


Remembering John Harbine

XENIA - There are many stories about the rather eccentric attorney John Harbine. One of the most recited was that he had a habit of carrying a grocery...

October 10th, 2015 |  


History of quilt-making

History of quilt-making

Quilts have been popular for many generations. Early quilters used scraps of fabric left over from making clothing for the family. They arranged the l...

October 10th, 2015 |  



GOP confusion

GOP confusion

Representative Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, could write a political treatise entitled “How To Be The Captain of A Circular Firing Squad!”As a 19-...

October 10th, 2015 |  


This and that

This and that

It’s time again for another This ‘n That column.- How odd, huh? Almost all of the leaves that we’re on the trees around my house are...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Jeb Bush blows it on race

Jeb Bush blows it on race

His quip that black voters want “free stuff” is pretty rich.The Republican Party has struggled for years to attract more voters of color. ...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Standing up for Ohio’s coalminers

Standing up for Ohio’s coalminers

A century ago, coalminers would take canaries in birdcages down into the mines with them. Those birds served as workers’ only warning against da...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Junipo Serra’s unsaintly history

Junipo Serra’s unsaintly history

The recently canonized Spanish missionary brought indigenous Californians much more than just “the good news.”I greeted the pope’s v...

October 8th, 2015 |  


A pilgrimage for justice and dignity

A pilgrimage for justice and dignity

One hundred women walked 100 miles to celebrate the pope’s message on migration.One hundred women walked 100 miles to welcome Pope Francis to Wa...

October 8th, 2015 |  


Carly Fiorina Proves You Don’t Want a CEO for a President

Carly Fiorina Proves You Don’t Want a CEO for a President

In 1992, independent candidate Ross Perot chose Admiral James Stockdale, a complete unknown, as his presidential running mate. In his first debate, th...

October 7th, 2015 |