“I hope you are never satisfied”

“I hope you are never satisfied”

There are always dumb memes floating around Facebook that tell you to be happy with what you have in life and they all just make me want to bang my he...

July 28th, 2016 updated: July 28th, 2016. |  


A Better Way to Fight Poverty

A Better Way to Fight Poverty

You don’t have to look very far, from any spot in America, to see what poverty looks like. For many in poverty, another way of life is something...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Social media in times of crisis

Social media in times of crisis

My heart is breaking for the village of South Webster. When tragedy hits in a small community, it hits hard. I don’t really have the words to de...

June 16th, 2016 updated: June 16th, 2016. |  


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 |  


Skin Cancer awareness month

What if I told you that there is a certain type of cancer that was 100 percent preventable? Now, what if I told you that this “preventive”...

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 |  


Welcome to the Welcome Center

Welcome to the Welcome Center

As I write this, Jason Kester, executive director of Southern Ohio Port Authority, is asking Executive Director of the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Comm...

April 15th, 2016 |  


I’m proud of where I’m from

I’m proud of where I’m from

Despite its many challenges and past experiences, we live in a great community.We live in a community that’s had a rich past and have done a goo...

April 6th, 2016 |  


Easter is over, now what?

Easter is over, now what?

Easter Sunday in many churches is such a spectacular sight to behold.On this religious holiday many churches experience an influx of visitors, and eve...

March 31st, 2016 |  


We aren’t just a strong community, we are family

We aren’t just a strong community, we are family

A reoccurring comment I receive from people, from my past days as a staff writer for the Daily Times, to my current position as executive director of ...

March 25th, 2016 |