Trump’s agenda includes hitting back — hard

Ironically, it was a billionaire businessman who broke the mold in the 2016 presidential campaign and brought a new voice into Republican politics. Do...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Supporting the arts for our sake

The National Endowment of the Arts is under attack — again. The foes are the same tired cast of characters who have assaulted the agency for the...

February 21st, 2017 |  


A conflict of interest

A conflict of interest

Dear Editor,On January 20, 2017, a group of about 30 people met at the Port City Pub for a meeting to discuss the newly sworn in administration and th...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Trump and the media: Demolition derby

The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump’s insults lying down. After what may be the strongest — and to his supporte...

February 20th, 2017 |  


The pain of obesity

The pain of obesity

I finally got around to reading a book by my hero Albert Stunkard M.D., called “The Pain of Obesity” that was published in 1976, before I ...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Fly your kite — whatever age

Fly your kite — whatever age

Creating a simple life can be complicated. “Enjoy the simple pleasures,” is a common phrase encouraging us to cut out the excess, yet know...

February 20th, 2017 |  


The incredible reach of love

The incredible reach of love

Someone once said in a song that Love is a many splendored thing, and in the realm and capacity of humanity it is true. I in my lifetime have seen and...

February 17th, 2017 |  


It was no coincidence

It was no coincidence

This is the last of a four part series about Joe. In part one, we considered the human instinct or impulse for adventure; about how it may be cloaked ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Thank you Dr. Khraisha

Thank you Dr. Khraisha

Every once in a while in the course of covering a news story, I run into something that really impresses me.Last Saturday, Feb. 11, I attended an even...

February 15th, 2017 |  


It’s your flag

It’s your flag

Dear Editor,In the recent article by Ciara Conley titled “Local Group Creates Movement in Southern Ohio,” I saw a quote that stunned me. R...

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