Opinion

Being bold for Alzheimer’s

Letters To Editor

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s and learn ways to take action at alz.org/abam. Go purple in June. Truth: Alzheimer’s is a public health issue and the most expensive disease in America. In 2017, the U.S. spent $259 billion in ...

Our Opinion: Very bright future

Our Opinion

The future is bright in Warren County. The water cooler talk is almost always negative, and almost always includes our school district as it relates to opportunities — or a lack of opportunities — for our children. After having in-depth conversations with seven students who attend ...

‘Step back’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Personal attacks and sad political discourse by TV stars on television has reached unforseen new lows. I am truly getting sick and tired of seeing the callous nature and commentary of the likes of Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee, Bill Mahar, Steven Colbert, Seth Meyers, John ...

Our Opinion: It can buy immunity

Our Opinion

The entertainment world’s dirty little secret — that money trumps morals — was on display again this week. After actress Roseanne Barr was fired by ABC over a racist tweet, stories of other questionable behavior began surfacing. An old picture of her dressed as Adolf Hitler and ...

Our tattered democracy

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Our constitutionally-limited democratic republic, lovingly and brilliantly crafted by our Founding Fathers, is now in the hands of a man who clearly has no grasp of this system and his designated role within it of serving our nation, its constitution and system of law, and all ...

‘Invested heavily’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The discussion of paying the bill for our students should have one core goal, one definitive outcome, one common factor. The advantage of a strong education to escape any one other factor which might preclude a child from achieving a successful adult life. To wit, when ...

The Terrific Twos

Local Commentaries

As I stood there, covered in regurgitated milk, that I can only describe as coming at me from a two-year old’s face at an unrelenting high velocity, I realized, as disgusting as that moment was, how incredible the Terrible Twos actually are. It has long been said that the Terrible Twos, ...

Busy summer? Try these short vacations

Local Commentaries

Vacations are all about getting away, seeing new things, doing fun things, recharging the body’s batteries. Vacations should be considered essential to a healthy life. Walking a harmonious path through life may depend on it. Vacations can be spiritual awakenings, or re-awakenings. A really ...

Willows

Local Commentaries

When I was little, I discovered the Flower Fairies. This seemed to be the perfect combination of fantasy and nature, and I was hooked. Still am, actually. I had a figurine of the Beech Fairy that hung from window. Still do. And a calendar of the fairies. And postcards. And a book. All of which ...

An army of ants

Local Commentaries

Help! I just found an army of ants. At first there were just a few walking across the counter on my Hoosier cupboard. At that point I took care to secure my sugar in a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. I had battled ants before and lost. I investigated where I keep my chocolate ...

Motorcycle memories

Local Commentaries

Passing some motorcycles in a construction zone this week jogged my memory. I got my motorcycle license around 10 years ago. My dad had always had motorcycles when I was a kid and I’d enjoyed going for rides with him. But I wanted my own bike. I wanted to be the one driving it. Now, ...

Fun and games

Local Commentaries

William likes to play games. He also likes to win at games. He has never lost at 'Uncle Wiggily'. You know why? Because it is a game of chance. No skill (other than reading the cards, which he's very good at). I let him win that game, over and over, as often as we play it. Know why? Because ...

Man to boy

Local Commentaries

I think it was Robert Bly, one of the principals in the mytho-poetic movement, who told an interesting story about a culture’s way of initiating boys into manhood. I think it was a tribe in the Amazon…. When it was time for a boy to transition, the men in the village, dressed in ...

Our Opinion: Barr talk

Our Opinion

Social media is like alcohol, in some respects. When not handled with care, it can loosen inhibitions and affect judgment adversely. But also like alcohol, social media need not be harmful if used intelligently and in moderation. Ask Roseanne Barr about that. The entertainer’s career ...

Here we go again?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The school district is in a financial crisis, big surprise... deja vu? Nope, I see a pattern here? Let’s put the reckless brick and mortar spending of the past on the backs of the county tax payers by raising taxes, let’s cram as many kids into a classroom as we can, ...

Our Opinion: Political extortion

Our Opinion

Liberal members of Congress and big-spending bureaucrats have found a foolproof way to get what they want, which is to milk taxpayers for all we are worth, and then some. It is simple: Merely threaten a “government shutdown.” After he signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill in March, ...

Our Opinion: No sweet deal

Our Opinion

You may want to pick up a pack of Necco Wafers or one of those little boxes of candy hearts while you can. It is possible they may not be around for long. If so, part of the blame rests with Uncle Sam. The New England Confectionary Co., maker of those and other candies, has filed for ...

‘Better spent’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The White House correspondents’ dinner featured the low-brow rooting of the so-called comedienne Michelle Wolf. Her insults to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took this failing gathering to a new low. Columnist Connie Schultz, however, wished Wolf well ...

Our Opinion: Caught off-guard

Our Opinion

For decades, North Korea’s vicious rulers have been able to count on Americans’ fervent, abiding desire for peace. Dictator Kim Jong Un, like his father and grandfather, views that as a weakness to be exploited. Our presidents, both Republican and Democrat, have been so desperate to ...

No can o’ corn

Local Commentaries

We were pitching bags and taking names. Whether it’s volleyball, soccer, stone skipping, or softball, I usually go into athletic competitions with a pretty good feel for my odds. That was not the case on Saturday. My wife and I walked up to the Pine Grove Days ROAR (Revitalization Of ...