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 |  


Whatever happened to civility?

Whatever happened to civility?

It was refreshing this week to hear the winner of a primary race speak so highly of their opponent.After Portsmouth attorney Valarie Gerlach defeated ...

March 18th, 2016 |  


Totalitarians In Disguise was published

Totalitarians In Disguise was published

Has there ever been common ground among opposing factions? Maybe, but it’s seldom, for light cannot dwell with darkness nor can oil cohere with ...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Explaining the ‘Trump Syndrome’

Explaining the ‘Trump Syndrome’

I have sat back and watched as the political pundits have been getting it all wrong for months now, so maybe it’s time to sit down at my compute...

March 1st, 2016 |