‘There you go again’

‘There you go again’

November has always been linked to two things, elections and Thanksgiving.The fact that both land in the same month provide our lives with a great oxy...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Local agriculture helps put food on the table this Thanksgiving

Local agriculture helps put food on the table this Thanksgiving

In this turkey-carving season, we often forget our role in putting the Thanksgiving meal on the table. In western Ohio, we are blessed with so many fi...

November 19th, 2015 |  


‘Shop Small’ on Nov. 28

To the editor:Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. They’re the corner stores that create jobs. The hardware stores that help b...

November 19th, 2015 |  



No one who works full time should live in poverty

No one who works full time should live in poverty

Last week, workers in Ohio and across the country participated in a National Day of Action, demanding a living wage for the millions of Americans who ...

November 19th, 2015 |  


Thanksgiving gratitude

Cheery Thanksgiving greetings to all!Thanksgiving is a special season to give thanks, an excellent motivator to get our minds geared into a positive d...

November 19th, 2015 |  


Give thanks for rural health

Thursday, Nov. 19, is National Rural Health Day. On the Thursday before Thanksgiving each year, rural Americans give thanks for our health and the doc...

November 18th, 2015 |  


School attendance sets pattern for rest of life

School attendance sets pattern for rest of life

Have you ever thought about perfect attendance? I recall one of my good friends having perfect attendance all through school. I knew he came to school...

November 18th, 2015 updated: November 19th, 2015. |  


Why we hunt — a ‘rational’ explanation

Why we hunt — a ‘rational’ explanation

In our part of the country, fall means deer hunting. Many of us will dress up like a pile of leaves, go out into very cold weather, and sit still unti...

November 17th, 2015 |  


Support for program appreciated

To the editor:Over the past six years, we have had the privilege and honor to sponsor Stockings for Soldiers. Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home and Gover Ha...

November 17th, 2015 |  


Sidney, Shelby County and the spirit of giving

Sidney, Shelby County and the spirit of giving

Nobel Prize recipient Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in prison. He had every reason to be bitter, and yet, wasn’t. “What counts...

November 17th, 2015 |