Don’t expect the impossible

Don’t expect the impossible

For many years now, laws have been created as if schools and schools alone determine a child’s success or failure. While embracing this myth, Oh...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Where has Thanksgiving gone?

Where has Thanksgiving gone?

As a weekly columnist, I try to write about everyday life. I’m not really interested, nor do I have much talent for, journalism or reporting new...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Taking time to count our blessings

Taking time to count our blessings

A friend of ours started a Facebook posting on Nov. 30. It was called “30 days of thankfulness” and the premise is pretty simple. He (and ...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Trying to make sense of it all

Trying to make sense of it all

One of the more important lessons my mother has taught me in my 35 years on this earth is, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t s...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Online commenters could learn a lot from kid’s etiquette

Online commenters could learn a lot from kid’s etiquette

I began using social media sites as a quick and convenient way to stay in touch with relatives who don’t live near me. We typically play a game ...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


Workers: A company’s greatest asset

Workers: A company’s greatest asset

As I visited with Ohio workers across the state this summer, I was consistently impressed with the skill, efficiency, and tenacity of the men and wome...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Writer supports park distrcit levy

To the Editor,I am writing to express my support for the mission, services and upcoming ballot issue of the Miami County Park District. As an avid bee...

October 28th, 2017 |  


Movie was 97 minutes I can’t get back

Movie was 97 minutes I can’t get back

Usually I find that any movie based on a book doesn’t quite live up to the book. There are a few exceptions of course — I loved “To ...

October 26th, 2017 |  


Park districts open world of knowledge

To the Editor,Our Miami County Park District is awesome on all levels!I have been an elementary teacher in Piqua City Schools for 20 years. The park d...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Heatherly best choice for school board

To the Editor:With early voting for the November election already beginning, I am writing this letter to urge you to vote for Joellen Heatherly for Ti...

October 21st, 2017 |