Today in History

Today is Saturday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2019. There are 325 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles m...

February 10th, 2019 |  


Living with children

One of the more difficult facts for today’s parents, as a rule, to wrap their heads around is the — I’ll say it again, with emphasis...

February 8th, 2019 |  


Tale of Orion lives on

Tale of Orion lives on

The winter months are the cruelest months for stargazing. For days and weeks on end, the snow-laden clouds block the view of the brilliant and beautif...

February 7th, 2019 |  



An interest in conservation and nature

An interest in conservation and nature

Hello! My name is Dave Nolin, a Greene County native with a long-time interest in nature and conservation. Greene County is rich in human and natural ...

February 3rd, 2019 |  


Tales of Xenia High in the 1960s

Tales of Xenia High in the 1960s

Getting integrated in the ninth grade (1962) made my high school years very interesting.After I discovered that white kids were very little different ...

February 1st, 2019 |  


Small breaches, big disasters

Small breaches, big disasters

Psalm 119:1 “Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.”I found out the other day how small br...

January 31st, 2019 |  


Building trails on your property

Building trails on your property

Have you ever hiked the Appalachian Trail or one like it?One of the great pleasures is to enjoy a walk in the woods and fields without having to stumb...

January 30th, 2019 |  


Some comments on ‘toxic masculinity’

Some comments on ‘toxic masculinity’

It seems to me that now the initial hubbub, commotion, and recriminations in response to the Gillette company’s assault on “toxic masculin...

January 29th, 2019 |  


Ending the government shutdown

Ending the government shutdown

The President must immediately reopen the government, so workers can get back on the job earning a paycheck and serving Ohioans.Right now, 6,569 Ohio ...

January 25th, 2019 |  


The Sunday reunion: Irreplaceable

The Sunday reunion: Irreplaceable

I walked over to a closet in my office, blew a bit of dust off the top shelf, and picked up a box.To my delight, I opened the bulky package to find wh...

January 24th, 2019 |