Wright’s ‘farewell’ to local readers

Wright’s ‘farewell’ to local readers

As I spent my last Friday as Gallia’s senior reporter for Ohio Valley Publishing and the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, I took a last few, long momen...

June 5th, 2020 updated: June 5th, 2020. |  


When, how to feed your plants

When, how to feed your plants

There’s no better way to feed your plants than mixing the fertilizer with the soil when you plant. This has a “timed-release” effect...

May 28th, 2020 |  


A message to Ohio’s 2020 graduates

A message to Ohio’s 2020 graduates

At this time of year, thousands of Ohio students would normally be walking across stages in auditoriums, gyms and arenas to proudly accept their high ...

May 27th, 2020 |  



Safely reopening the economy

Safely reopening the economy

We need a real plan to reopen the economy, safely – because if we don’t do it safely, we’re just going to have to close it again. Pe...

May 2nd, 2020 |  


Graciously use the power of the front

Graciously use the power of the front

Several months ago, I made a trip to the eastern panhandle to visit with one of our boys. Going into town, I made a stop at my favorite grocery store ...

April 30th, 2020 |  


R.I.P. Brother Reid, Brother Statler

R.I.P. Brother Reid, Brother Statler

The Mel-O-Dee restaurant once sat where Frisch’s now sits on Rombach Avenue. Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fuller, the popular drive-in was the ma...

April 29th, 2020 |  


Joy of re-discovering re-reading

Joy of re-discovering re-reading

If there is a silver lining to our current situation, it might be that our lives have slowed down. With the absence of our “daily grind” (...

April 28th, 2020 |  


Light shines on good places to rest

Light shines on good places to rest

Years ago, I enjoyed hanging out with two brothers, Bernie and Dougie. An incident one night with them spurs a spiritual consideration.We got permissi...

April 23rd, 2020 updated: April 23rd, 2020. |  


Surviving the haircare crisis

Raise your hand if you’re thinking a lot lately about your hairdresser.My hairdresser, Janet Cole, has seen me through my mid-40s transition fro...

April 22nd, 2020 |  


Fran’s favorites: Whole wheat bread & sidewalk chalk paint

Fran’s favorites: Whole wheat bread & sidewalk chalk paint

Life has changed so much for all of us during these past several weeks.Mike is extremely busy as you might expect, but he has been able to do most of ...

April 22nd, 2020 |