Writer enjoys Xenia’s hospitality

Yesterday I was reminded of what Xenia means…hospitality. Granny Helen passed away the week before and we were saying our final goodbyes to a lo...

July 14th, 2019 |  


Jay Ambrose: Minimal help through minimum wages

Jay Ambrose: Minimal help through minimum wages

If you’re thinking of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, you need maximum compassion, and liberals don’t have it. Promises o...

July 14th, 2019 |  


George Will: A story of national equilibrium lost and restored

George Will: A story of national equilibrium lost and restored

“Time has upset many fighting faiths.”— Oliver Wendell Holmes, dissenting, Abrams v. United States (1919)WASHINGTON — In this ...

July 14th, 2019 |  



The importance of play in a child’s life

The importance of play in a child’s life

If you are someone who enjoys listening to people with more knowledge and expertise than you possess in fields that interest you, you may want to inve...

July 9th, 2019 |  


A gardening update

A gardening update

t seems to me that life is about to get more complicated for those of us who still use a telephone to make or receive calls, you know, using the phone...

July 9th, 2019 |  


What’s wrong with Congress? Lack of order

What’s wrong with Congress? Lack of order

The other day, someone I’ve known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. “It’s easy for people like you to make long lists of...

July 7th, 2019 |  


Flipping through a lifetime of clips

Flipping through a lifetime of clips

(This column brought to you by scissors.)Here’s something we should do more: Thank you for reading our newspaper.We also appreciate you reading ...

July 7th, 2019 |  


Xenia Candy Kitchen

Xenia Candy Kitchen

About 1906, a little store was located in the first block of East Main Street in Xenia. This was a candy and confectionary store owned by Clarence Gri...

July 5th, 2019 |  


We are Christ’s hands and feet

We are Christ’s hands and feet

To many who were not directly impacted by the tornadoes on Memorial Day of this year, the event likely seems to be a distant memory. But to those who ...

July 5th, 2019 |  


Do we still need Historically Black Colleges?

Do we still need Historically Black Colleges?

I have been affiliated either as a student, faculty, adjunct or in some other way with four HBCUS ( Historically Black Colleges and Universities) , Ha...

July 5th, 2019 |