Going for gold…or not

Unlike my wife, there is a limit to the extent to which I will watch the Olympics. I reach the point of diminishing returns and go to bed. She stays u...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Unsung heroes of SOMC

Unsung heroes of SOMC

A lot goes into planning an event or party and very little time is often afforded to do so. You have the responsibilities of finding a venue, finding ...

August 9th, 2016 |  


Commissioner Corner

Commissioner Corner

2016 is quickly passing as Summer is in full swing and Fall is right around the corner. The Scioto County Fair is coming soon and the citizens of Scio...

August 8th, 2016 |  


“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 |