Reader is preserving a vanishing landscape

Dear Editor,I’ll be traveling through your county – (Gallia and Meigs counties) – in early October and I’d like to find an old...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Woman was in a hurry

Woman was in a hurry

It was one of those mornings. A morning when the slight, cool breeze humming through the bedroom window, turning into a whisper that softens the brow ...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Supporting initiatives for parents important for today’s youth

As a pastor, I have seen the devastating effect of the opioid epidemic and poverty on children and families firsthand. That’s why I’m plea...

June 11th, 2019 |  



Seeking golden solutions

I choose to live each day in an upbeat, positive manner. I must admit, however, to a sense of pessimism niggling at the corners of my mind, threatenin...

June 11th, 2019 |  


Memories of Dad, Crosley Field

Memories of Dad, Crosley Field

In 1959 my brother and I were eleven years old and were well into that period of having discovered baseball. Upon getting the Dayton Journal Herald ea...

June 10th, 2019 updated: June 10th, 2019. |  


Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Have you hugged your dad today? Yeah, it’s corny, but just do it. I can’t.Dad died in his sleep one afternoon in 2007. He told Mom he didn...

June 9th, 2019 |  


Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. Devoting a month to Men’s Health is an attempt to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourageme...

June 8th, 2019 |  


A day of valor to remember forever

A day of valor to remember forever

Our country just commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a momentous date in history when more than 160,000 Allied soldiers—mostly Americans...

June 8th, 2019 |  


Keep your eye on that sassafras tree

Keep your eye on that sassafras tree

Wardensville, West Virginia, may not be an important town, but it sure sits pretty. It is ensconced by North Mountain along the Virginia line and Ande...

June 6th, 2019 |  


Search the Scriptures: What does it mean to be meek?

Search the Scriptures: What does it mean to be meek?

One of the most famous of the sayings of Jesus, and perhaps the most widely mocked, is the Lord’s assertion, “Blessed are the meek, for th...

June 6th, 2019 |