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Drew’s father-in-law visits Hillsboro

Drew’s father-in-law visits Hillsboro

Since the criminal investigation into Mayor Drew Hastings became public on Dec. 16, I have tried to remain open to …

February 8th, 2016 updated: February 8th, 2016. |  

South Central Ohio League re-forms

South Central Ohio League re-forms

Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing series on the history of the South Central Ohio League as penned in Paul …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Iowa firsthand, & a sad passing

Iowa firsthand, & a sad passing

The political world’s focus was on Iowa over the weekend, and Hillsboro’s mayor had a firsthand look at all the …

February 1st, 2016 updated: February 2nd, 2016. |  

The early years of the SCOL

The early years of the SCOL

Before it disbanded from 1993 through 2002, the South Central Ohio League was often referred to as the oldest continuously …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Right now is what we’ve got

Right now is what we’ve got

On Saturday with the forecasted snow of Friday I planned nothing more than to stay home, tucked away indoors with …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Trump and the wistful right

Trump and the wistful right

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine who works in Republican politics called me. He will likely be …

January 25th, 2016 updated: January 25th, 2016. |  

An old friend I never knew

An old friend I never knew

When the office telephone rang one day last week, Paul Edwin Maple’s 1964 book, “A History of the South Central …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

For all the critters in your freezer

For all the critters in your freezer

I know gun season was last month and the normal week plus those two extra days netted some venison for …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Holmes’ consistency is assuring

Holmes’ consistency is assuring

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories have been among my favorite literary pastimes since I was a child, spurred originally …

January 18th, 2016 updated: January 18th, 2016. |  

It was a fall Friday night

It was a fall Friday night

It was a fall Friday night like many during my teenage years, with a football game unfolding at Richards Memorial …

January 15th, 2016 updated: January 15th, 2016. |  

Can’t we all just say thank you?

Can’t we all just say thank you?

Let me start by saying what almost everyone else is saying since we reported online Wednesday the identity of the …

January 14th, 2016 updated: January 14th, 2016. |  

It is not too late for holiday fun

It is not too late for holiday fun

I recently found out there was a whole museum and a whole house (THE house, by the way) in Cleveland …

January 12th, 2016 |  

The comfort of moral certainty

The comfort of moral certainty

As I approach the occasion of my 60th birthday in a couple of days, I am mindful that with each …

January 11th, 2016 |  

Celebrities lend reporter a hand

Celebrities lend reporter a hand

A few weeks ago while driving home from work I had my radio tuned to WLW. The host was interviewing …

January 8th, 2016 |  

Who doesn’t like a fresh start?

Who doesn’t like a fresh start?

We are a few days into a brand new year and while today is just another day in the grand …

January 5th, 2016 |  

Maleva: Trouble is relative

Maleva: Trouble is relative

Maleva the Fortune Teller was camping at the old rest stop on Route 50, and I couldn’t resist stopping by …

January 4th, 2016 |  

Breaking news from 1912

Breaking news from 1912

By the time you read this a new year will have been ushered in, which provides an opportune time to …

December 31st, 2015 updated: December 31st, 2015. |  

It shouldn’t be about what is wrong

It shouldn’t be about what is wrong

I have come to the defense of my town quite a lot and even had to do so to my …

December 29th, 2015 updated: December 31st, 2015. |  

Laws, drugs, veterans & more

Laws, drugs, veterans & more

A few things to discuss today… The law and the courts I have mentioned before that it’s easy for anyone …

December 28th, 2015 updated: December 28th, 2015. |  

I really liked that old jug

I really liked that old jug

Another Christmas is behind us and I hope it left you with rich memories, and a little money in your …

December 25th, 2015 |  

It is all those little things

It is all those little things

I don’t know about you, but Mondays don’t tend to be my cup of tea. It is always a little …

December 22nd, 2015 |  

That pleasurable rush to judgment

That pleasurable rush to judgment

“I’m interested in that drive, that rush to judgment, that is so prevalent in our society. We all know that …

December 20th, 2015 |  

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