Observing the Martin Luther King holiday

Observing the Martin Luther King holiday

Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968 when I was 20 years old. To say that he defined social justice in my formative years would be an understat...

January 16th, 2020 |  


Delivering results for Ohio

Delivering results for Ohio

If you only watched national cable news, you’d probably think not much was accomplished over the past year, and that Democrats and Republicans w...

January 14th, 2020 |  


Kids say the darndest things

Kids say the darndest things

I’ve always heard the phrase “out of the mouths of babes,” but I was reminded of the truth it holds during a recent Wednesday evenin...

January 14th, 2020 |  



Those newly highlighted foodstuffs

Those newly highlighted foodstuffs

It seems to me that those newly highlighted “organic” and “non-meat meat” foodstuff offerings at the grocery store sure make l...

January 14th, 2020 |  


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Once upon a time, there was a small group of settlers who locate in the northwestern portion of what later became Greene County.When the Northwest Ter...

January 10th, 2020 |  


A church shooting in Texas ends because good guys with guns fought back

On week ago today, the kind of news no one wants to see slid across the landscape. There was a shooting at a church in White Settlement outside of For...

January 6th, 2020 |  


Remembering Rink’s Department Store

This discount store sold a wide variety of products from clothing to household goods and hardware. In 1974 a 20” doll was priced at $6.97 while ...

January 3rd, 2020 |  


A wish for the new year

A wish for the new year

As we say goodbye to 2019, I can’t help but look back on the completed year and try to find something, anything, that I can take from my experie...

January 2nd, 2020 |  


Talking about race

Talking about race

I often get some pushback from folks when I begin talking about race. Why, they want to know, do you bring up race so often? The answer is simple. I h...

January 2nd, 2020 |  


Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2019.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 31, 1986, 97 people were killed when fire broke ...

December 31st, 2019 |