Archive for July, 2016

Roadside memorials ease pain

For nearly 20 years, I have driven the same route to visit my parents. The drive is always peaceful and usually takes two hours. I rarely see anything extraordinary or unusual like strange animals or UFOs. But on my latest visit, I did notice some new roadside memorials. These can be seen along many different [ Read More ]

Breakfast always began the day

Any time I have the privilege to eat at Bob Evans or Cracker Barrel my mind immediately looks at the breakfast part of the menu. When I see bacon and eggs or biscuits and gravy along with pancakes or waffles my memory almost always locks in on the breakfasts I was served when I was [ Read More ]

Mentors important to child growth

Two years ago, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper challenge, with the goal of expanding opportunities for a group that is far too often left behind in this country – boys and young men of color. The President and his team have reached out to cities across the country, to find people committed to [ Read More ]

Keep Kids Drug-Free This Summer — Start Talking!

Summer break is upon us, and for tweens and teens this means no homework, plenty of free time and less supervision. While a majority of youth will find healthy ways to keep busy, some, unfortunately, will use their unsupervised freedom to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Now that your kids are no longer in school, [ Read More ]

Healthcare consumers get little help resolving their complaints

Who protects consumers of healthcare? Two recent emails from readers got me thinking about that question. I don’t mean consumers in their role as patients whose medical well-being is looked after by state medical boards and health departments that police doctors and hospitals. Those organizations don’t always do a perfect job protecting patients from harm, [ Read More ]

Leroy Stegg, 68

LeRoy L., age 68, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, beloved husband of Vicky S. Stegg (nee Leek), loving son of Dallie Mae Woods (nee Sizemore), also survived by numerous family and friends. Memorial Services will be held at the Mt. Carmel Christian Church, 4110 Bach Buxton Road, Batavia, Ohio 45103 on Wednesday, August 10, [ Read More ]

Bill Parker, 76

Bill Parker age 76 of Winchester, Ohio passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center in Seaman. He was born on June 13, 1940 in Corbin, KY, the son of the late Paul and Inez (Rapier) Parker. He was a machinist at Ford Motor Co. He is survived [ Read More ]

Laurel United Methodist to celebrate 200 Years

The early 1800s were a boom time among the southern townships of Clermont County. Trade on the Ohio River was robust and vital to development, bringing settlers into the area to buy land, enter into farming or business—and to form towns. Along the Ohio River east of Cincinnati, Neville was laid out in 1808. Point [ Read More ]

Domino’s stores to raise ‘dough’ for Pelotonia

WHAT: Pelotonia is grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. For the second year in a row, a number of Domino’s franchise owners and team members throughout Ohio will ride in Pelotonia on Saturday, Aug. 6. In support of the fight against cancer, 175 Domino’s stores throughout the Greater Columbus, Dayton, Lima, Cleveland, [ Read More ]

Library to be part of World’s Largest Storytime

Be a part of a world record. Visit any of the Clermont County Public Libraries at noon Wednesday, Aug. 10, to be a part of the World’s Largest Storytime. Staff from the Guinness Book of World Records will be on hand to measure how many people participate and to ultimately decide if the Greater Cincinnati [ Read More ]

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