Yes, Virginia, there is a Christ in Christmas

Yes, Virginia, there is a Christ in Christmas

Christmas isn’t about mistletoe, roasting chestnuts, or some fat guy sliding down the chimney. It’s more like “Peace on earth; goodw...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Singing Wagner Ware’s praises

Singing Wagner Ware’s praises

Editor’s Note: The Amish are just one group of “Plain people” who call the U.S.A. home. But there are also Mennonites and Hutterites...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


David Parry responsible for ‘no spearing rule’

To the editor:As one of the scientists supporting the “no head hit rule” in NCAA football, I have written this letter to commemorate the l...

December 23rd, 2015 |  



Women in combat raises questions about draft

Within the last several weeks, the U.S. Secretary of Defense lifted a long-observed ban keeping military women out of some combat positions.That decis...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Twelve days of mayhem

Twelve days of mayhem

Whoever said ‘tis better to give than to receive was more spot-on than she suspected. While the sentiment is pleasant enough, it might be time t...

December 22nd, 2015 |  


Why we treasure Christmas

Why we treasure Christmas

Mabel Adams was sitting in the day room at the Rest of Your Life retirement home when the children came in. She smiled and so did all the others in th...

December 22nd, 2015 |  


Vitale not endorsed by his own party?

Vitale not endorsed by his own party?

If you haven’t heard, the State Republican Party decided not to endorse me. The question to ask is, “Why not?” I am a lifelong regis...

December 22nd, 2015 |  


Many ‘angels’ helped children

To the editor:A few weeks ago I made a request to the SDN that the FISH Thrift Shop was in need of children’s winter coats. That request was met...

December 22nd, 2015 |  


Grand Lake St. Marys still a priority

Grand Lake St. Marys still a priority

Since Gov. John Kasich took office nearly five years ago, he has led the charge to improve water quality at Grand Lake St. Marys, as well as waters ac...

December 20th, 2015 |  


Praise for the poor fruit cake

Praise for the poor fruit cake

Can you remember the first time you ever tasted a fruit cake?Can you remember the last time you ever tasted a fruit cake?For many people I know the fi...

December 20th, 2015 |