I will heal their land

I will heal their land

I am honored this year to be the first to read scripture in the rotunda of the Scioto County Courthouse on Wednesday, May 4 at 12 noon, as a part of t...

April 29th, 2016 |  


The Commissioner’s Corner

The Commissioner’s Corner

First, let me apologize for my absence in writing over the last few months. First I had extensive eye surgery making reading and writing difficult. Th...

April 23rd, 2016 |  


Portsmouth mayor wrong to use “B” word

Portsmouth mayor wrong to use “B” word

You know what the “B” word used to be? The worst thing you could call a woman, the put down you would resort to when you wanted to make su...

February 23rd, 2016 |  


Going Back To The Future

Going Back To The Future

I can remember pulling into a gas station when I was a child riding in the back seat of my parent’s car. My dad would roll down the window, and ...

January 31st, 2016 |  


Social Security Celebrates Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month. Created in 1926, this event coincides with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln on Feb...

January 31st, 2016 |  


Getting our financial house in order.

January 25-29, 2016That was a theme Gov. Matt Bevin returned to several times as he gave his first budget address on Tuesday night during a joint sess...

January 31st, 2016 |  


Watch your tailpipe

Watch your tailpipe

Sometimes the things you don’t pay attention to may kill you. That turned out to be the case on Monday when I got a call from fellow employee Mi...

January 26th, 2016 |  


Here to Help with Federal Agencies

Here to Help with Federal Agencies

We all are too familiar with how bureaucratic and cumbersome the government has grown, and citizens too often feel overwhelmed when trying to deal wit...

January 25th, 2016 |  


“The happiest days of my life”

“The happiest days of my life”

Joe was born to a mother he felt didn’t want him. His family told him that when he was born that his mother ordered the hospital staff to, ̵...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


Up North

Up North

This July, Laura and I were fortunate enough to be invited to go on vacation with our son Jon and his family. That makes Momaw, Popaw, Jon, Carrie, Re...

January 6th, 2016 |