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Sexual assault? yes or no


On May 9, 2023, former president Donald J. Trump was found liable in a civil trial by a Manhattan jury of six men and three women for sexual abuse and defamation of E. Jean Carroll.

Lilacs are kiss of spring


It is spring. As we are winding down our celebration of Easter, as we congratulate college graduates and anticipate honoring our high school graduates, as we look forward to summer, there is something else happening that always makes me smile. The lilacs are blooming. Growing up we had four large lilac bushes of varying colors and I loved the smell of the world when I was near to them.

Sports Scene: Sidney’s Terry Ward enters MVFCA Hall of Fame, along with Dave Haines


Longtime Sidney assistant football coach Terry Ward joined the Miami Valley Coaches Association’s Assistant Coach Hall of Fame on Thursday evening.

Standing up for Ohio manufacturers against unfair trade


I have fought my whole career for fair trade that puts American workers first, and stood up to presidents of both parties on behalf of Ohioans. One of my proudest votes was against NAFTA.

Managing the heat of hot peppers


By Melinda Myers

There is ‘more’ to experience


Several years ago, when my three kids were very little, my wife and I decided to take them on a little road trip. We were going to Port Clinton to stay in a hotel and then to Cedar Point the next day. For week we talked about Cedar Point, and all the rides, and how much fun it was going to be!

Sports Scene: Area schools haven’t looked far for new hoops coaches


Area schools haven’t looked far to fill some basketball coaching vacancies.

The decline of the print newspaper


I’ve always been in love with the written word, don’t even remember when I learned to read or who taught me. The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner this past weekend, according to AP’s Amiri Farnoush, “took a more solemn tone this year as President Joe Biden acknowledged the several America journalists under siege in authoritarian countries around the world.”


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