Amy Eddings: Regrets? Not for this former New Yorker turned Ohioan

Amy Eddings: Regrets? Not for this former New Yorker turned Ohioan

My sister had been worried about me. After all, I had taken a trip back to New York City.She wasn’t worried for me because of crime. New York Ci...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


John Grindrod: Stolen banner, harsh consequences, distant memories

John Grindrod: Stolen banner, harsh consequences, distant memories

Amidst the publicity of this presidential race, another recent story resonated with me, prompting both sympathy and a smidge of empathy as well. The s...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


Jonathan Bernstein: Kasich stays in race and damages his party

Jonathan Bernstein: Kasich stays in race and damages his party

Could John Kasich be single-handedly destroying a political party?Either by helping Donald Trump win the Republican nomination or by dragging the part...

March 22nd, 2016 |  



Mark Figley: Michelle’s meals eats your cash

Mark Figley: Michelle’s meals eats your cash

First lady Michelle Obama once spoke of “changing our traditions,” and she has wasted little effort in doing just that during her time in ...

March 21st, 2016 updated: March 23rd, 2016. |  


Celia Rivenbark: Adult coloring time could be more relaxing with cough syrup

Celia Rivenbark: Adult coloring time could be more relaxing with cough syrup

A friend hooked on those popular adult coloring books says she can relax for hours with her colored pencils and gel pens. “I just feel the stres...

March 21st, 2016 |  


John Prados: The CIA, torture and Barack Obama

John Prados: The CIA, torture and Barack Obama

President Barack Obama must rue the day when he renounced initiating an inquiry on CIA behavior during the war on terror in favor of moving forward in...

March 21st, 2016 |  


Jim Krumel: Nothing like an apology to make one feel better

Jim Krumel: Nothing like an apology to make one feel better

You may have saw Brenda Harnisfager’s letter Sunday in the newspaper.The Waynesfield woman was apologizing to the Auglaize Township trustees ...

March 20th, 2016 updated: March 20th, 2016. |  


Thomas Lucente: Political discourse in sorry state

Thomas Lucente: Political discourse in sorry state

Between Aug. 21, 1858, and Oct. 15, 1858, U.S. Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, D-Ill., met Republican challenger Abraham Lincoln in a series of seven debates...

March 20th, 2016 |  


Understanding Putnam water/ sewer provision

A 6119 district, such as that being discussed in Putnam County, is a local option for water and/or sewer provision for areas which are not already bei...

March 19th, 2016 |  


Guest column: Years later, an innocent man behind bar

Guest column: Years later, an innocent man behind bar

In 2011 the local media reported that Dr. Doug Wine would be standing trial for rape. I was stunned and confused by the news. I first met Doug in 1976...

March 19th, 2016 |