Opinion Archive

Ice cream social held at the Monroe Grange

The weather is still hot! And the rain we got last week was sure a blessing, the garden seemed to grow over night. We went over to Pringle

Celebrating the fourth with a hook and a line

Last week we forgot to write something about the fourth of July, but folks we are living in the best country. We can go to the church of our choice and can go any place we want to, without being arrested or bothered. I thank the service people for this freedom and thank the Good Lord for this country, when you see in the news about other countries, boy are we privileged!

The Ole Fisherman catches a bunch of 8-inch crappies

Last week one morning the cat, our grandsons named

State of Ohio forfeits $525K for disabled veterans

A state program intended to help disabled veterans re-enter the work force saw its funding slashed by more than $500,000 because state officials fell short of a federal requirement to hire and retain vocational counselors.

The Ole Fisherman catches a bunch of 8-inch crappies

Last week one morning the cat, our grandsons named ‘Summer’ was on the porch rail looking in the bedroom window.  His meow is very low, but it woke both of us up, this was after 5:30 a.m. Then the next day Richoette, joined him on the rail at 6 a.m.  So we got up and fed all three cats, this made them happy.

Graduate retention will revive Ohio’s economy

After a full year of double-digit unemployment and more than 200,000 Ohio jobs lost in 2009 alone, it is clear that in the interstate competition for jobs and economic growth, Ohio has fallen vastly behind.

Some reflections on the history of growing older

With coffee cup in hand I sat down on the back porch last Saturday morning, and flipped on the radio. It was 6 a.m. and the NPR station was broadcasting the news live from the BBC in London. I started to change the station but then heard a guy talking about the science of growing old so I listened in.

State of Ohio forfeits $525K for disabled veterans

A state program intended to help disabled veterans re-enter the work force saw its funding slashed by more than $500,000 because state officials fell short of a federal requirement to hire and retain vocational counselors

Amelia school demolition a sad occasion

The second Amelia High School building to be constructed on the site (5 E. Main Street) will be coming down soon. It was built in 1931. The first building on the lot was erected in 1870 and it came down in 1962 after part of its second floor ceiling collapsed, fortunately late at night when no one was in the brick two-story building.

Ole Fisherman finds hive of honey bees in a water meter

Well, last Monday morning Ruth Ann and I were going to go fishing. I charged the batteries up(I thought) we backed the boat into the lake. So before I unhooked the strap, that holds the boat on the trailer, I thought I had better start the motor, guess what? The battery charger had not charged the battery.


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