Sidney water wilts flowers

To the editor:In 55 of my 80 years, I traveled this country from New York to Hawaii, Upper Michigan to Key West, and all over the Southwest.In none of...

August 21st, 2015 |  


Sewing at Mom’s house

Greetings from Illinois.“Thanks so much, I’m looking forward to it,” I said as I hung up the telephone. I had been talking with Mom....

August 20th, 2015 |  


On voting … and not

On voting … and not

The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all w...

August 20th, 2015 updated: August 20th, 2015. |  



Back-to-school time is bittersweet

Back-to-school time is bittersweet

As everyone goes back to school, I am reminded that I don’t get to/have to go back this year.It’s probably even worse because I graduated ...

August 20th, 2015 updated: August 20th, 2015. |  


Keep your students’ mental health in mind

Keep your students’ mental health in mind

As the kindergartners have anxiously waited and leapt onto the school bus for the beginning of new adventures, the teenagers hesitantly sulked their w...

August 20th, 2015 |  


Living in a small town

Living in a small town

It was Thursday again. Mabel Adams asked at the desk to be sure.“Thursday all day, Mabel,” the girl said. “Don’t forget to get...

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 19th, 2015. |  


Their viewA ’call to examine our conscience’

Their viewA ’call to examine our conscience’

In mid-July, investigative journalists from the Center for Medical Progress began releasing undercover video footage showing Planned Parenthood execut...

August 19th, 2015 |  


New testing for 2015-16

New testing for 2015-16

Like all public school districts in Ohio, Sidney City Schools will experience changes in testing for this school year. American Institute of Research ...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Scotia Mine disaster revisited

Scotia Mine disaster revisited

Google “Scotia Mine Disaster Kentucky,” and you will find words that evoke a host of emotions: Justice Denied, Scotia Widows, Big Daddy Co...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Taking the road less traveled

Taking the road less traveled

This may be the last column I write.I know more people will say it’s about time than say it’s a shame. Most will probably just say “...

August 19th, 2015 |