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‘Groundhog Day’ reflections

‘Groundhog Day’ reflections

If you are like me, you may have spent the years waking up on February second and turning on your …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

I hope readers of all ages will enjoy my trivia column, Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! The column consists of …

February 1st, 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 …

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 …

January 31st, 2016 |  

Getting our financial house in order.

January 25-29, 2016 That was a theme Gov. Matt Bevin returned to several times as he gave his first budget …

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 …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Reevaluating my value system

Reevaluating my value system

When I was young, and I was young once, adults used to talk about the importance of having a value …

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 …

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 …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

I hope readers of all ages will enjoy my trivia column, Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! The column consists of …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Extrapolation On Presidential Thoughts, Then, And Now

President Obama recently gave his final State of the Union address. The legacy of his presidency will be the subject …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Unreasonable searches

Unreasonable searches

On the evening of March 16, 2011, a Lake Township patrol officer and canine handler – Kelly Clark – pulled …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Straight Paths: “This isn’t what I signed up for”

Straight Paths: “This isn’t what I signed up for”

The year was 2004 and Dennis had just returned from a tour in Iraq as an Army National Guard platoon …

January 15th, 2016 |  

Dear Editor: The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” just released by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark …

January 15th, 2016 |  

Johnson Questions Commissioner’s Decision

Johnson Questions Commissioner’s Decision

Portsmouth City Councilman and candidate for Scioto County Commission Kevin W. Johnson reacted strongly to the Portsmouth Daily Times’ report …

January 14th, 2016 |  

Our national security is in state of decline

Our national security is in state of decline

Four years ago, we were confidently told “Al-Qaeda is on the run.” Seal Team Six successfully eliminated Osama Bin Laden, …

January 12th, 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 …

January 6th, 2016 |  

Making the World a Better Place

Making the World a Better Place

We’ve all heard the comments: “Nothing good ever happens here…” “The old money in town doesn’t want anything good to …

January 6th, 2016 |  

The Commissioner’s Corner

The Commissioner’s Corner

This is the first of what I hope to be many columns written about our area, our past, our progress, …

January 1st, 2016 |  

How old is too old to sit on Santa’s lap?

How old is too old to sit on Santa’s lap?

Finishing up my second week as the new editor of the newspaper here in Portsmouth has been an exciting and …

December 17th, 2015 |  

Pratt’s Preferences

Pratt’s Preferences

Joseph Pratt [email protected] I love participating in community activities, tasting new wines and beers, trying unique recipes and foods, listening …

December 16th, 2015 |  

A year of serendipity with Sara

A year of serendipity with Sara

I’ve written a lot about my wife, Sara, over the past year. She is often mentioned in my columns and …

December 14th, 2015 |  

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