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The Drip

June 26, 2016 Scholars may disagree, but I believe that Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” is about plumbin. more »»

Milton Dunnacker

June 19, 2016 He was the Johnny Appleseed of our early years, an uncouth eccentric who loved “The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe” with as much passion as he disliked personal hygiene. more »»


June 12, 2016 Form a group and traditions will soon follow, however silly they may seem to those outside the group. more »»

Advice to Trump: Lead

June 5, 2016 This election cycle has been unlike any we’ve ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they’ve spoken with their votes. more »»

Byron Cobble

May 29, 2016 Tomorrow morning, Byron Cobble will flop out of bed, pour a cup of coffee, and plop into his chair. more »»


May 29, 2016 Collectors like toys with colorful, detailed, often amusing or realistic decoration. more »»

Listening to Ives

May 25, 2016 For someone raised on hymns like “I Need Thee,” “Standing on the Promises” and “Blessed Assurance,” I’m not surprised that I love the music of Charles Ive. more »»

The Imaginactory

May 15, 2016 On the night of October 1, 2009, I enjoyed the unfettered slumbers of the poor. The next morning, I awoke rich. more »»

On praying twice

May 8, 2016 So the Freedom From Religion Foundation has been following me. more »»

Ensuring Ohioans have safe drinking water

May 1, 2016 In the United States, we are blessed to enjoy some of the world’s safest drinking water. more »»

Seersucker Suit

May 1, 2016 It began with a bakelite brooch, a harmless piece of plastic purchased at a pawn shop for his girlfriend, Alberdina. more »»

On saluting flags

April 27, 2016 Much has been made in recent days of Prince’s affiliation with the Jehovah’s Witnesses—an affiliation that some observers have found inscrutable given the salacious nature of his music. more »»

The Beast and Stella Havelock

April 17, 2016 In 2002, Rube Elder and his wife purchased the 1928 Utopia Theater, located on Kishwaukee & Main in Sycamore Shadows. more »»

Peter Puckerton

April 3, 2016 Mrs. Rinehart attended a street carnival, tossed a ring on a bottle, and took home a three-cent fish in a ten-cent bowl. Folks said Peter Puckerton was about the luckiest fish ever. more »»

Paradise on the Ohio

April 1, 2016 The Main Stream Real Estate Development Co. more »»

Right to Work

March 23, 2016 As the 2016 legislative session was drawing to a close, I began to get the distinct impression that certain members, the ones who voted for legislation that will hurt working families such as “Right... more »»

Still an island of contradictions

March 22, 2016 President Obama’s visit to Cuba this week comes on the heels of the decision, last year, to re-establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba and to reopen each other’s embassies. more »»

The John Doe Statue

March 20, 2016 I think it was Winnie the Pooh — it may have been Calvin Coolidge — who said that nudity, once familiar, loses its impact. more »»

Thompson Park holds fond memories, deserves some TLC

March 13, 2016 I’m sure many of you are aware by now of the 2-mill capital improvement levy beinging sought for Thompson Park. more »»

Keep Midland great

March 13, 2016 This is simply a means of jogging some memories and opening the eyes of others about a fantastic little town — Midland, Pa. more »»

Pond’s Bridge

March 13, 2016 You turn the bend, ease up the ramp, the car rises, and it’s suddenly dark. The timbers rattle and shake for 132 feet, and then you pop into the sunlight and the town is in view. more »»


Help Me Grow Playgroup June 27, 2016

SALEM — Help Me Grow Playgroup meets 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at St. Paul's Parish Office. For information, call 330-424-0288. more »

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