Area briefs

Y offers youth volleyball MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is taking registrations for youth volleyball programs at the Piqua and Robinson b...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Where there’s a will there’s a bill

Where there’s a will there’s a bill

My two years of Latin have served me well. Three years of Japanese lessons taught me many things, one of which is a person needs more than three years...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Broken resolutions, life lessons for 2017

Broken resolutions, life lessons for 2017

The holidays are over, and life is back to normal. For those of you who made New Year’s resolutions, maybe you’ve already broken some of t...

January 15th, 2017 |  


John Henry and his hammer

John Henry and his hammer

If you are a fan of American folklore, then you must know the story of the mighty John Henry and his hammer. Whether legend or factual history, the st...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Setting the bar low this new year

Setting the bar low this new year

Well folks, we are two weeks into the New Year.How are those resolutions turning out so far?From the crowded gym parking lots, it looks like everybody...

January 13th, 2017 |  


CALLING AROUND COVINGTON

CALLING AROUND COVINGTON

Happy New Year, fellow Covingtonians! With this as my first column of 2017, I would like to wish a blessed, prosperous, and happy new year to all the ...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 13th, 2017. |  


Increasing smalltown quality of life

Increasing smalltown quality of life

It seems like every week there is a new report about the quality of life in Ohio’s small cities; unfortunately, the news never seems to get bett...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Editorial roundup

Jan. 10, The Chicago Sun-Times on President Obama’s farewell address:On Jan. 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, in his inaugural address, thre...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Progress worth the cost

Progress worth the cost

‏Water — fresh drinking water is VERY important to every community. We do not need to look far in the news to see the importance of this. ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Staying motivated in America

Staying motivated in America

Many Americans need more motivation.One of the greatest internal dynamics that any human can possess is motivation. Life is very difficult for many Am...

January 10th, 2017 |