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Local Commentaries

View from Hickory Heights: Eating is a luxury

In the ’70s, I remember seeing a political cartoon of a woman pushing a grocery cart full of money to the store. We all laughed at it, but now it is coming to fruition. When you visit the grocery store today you better have a lot of money with you. When I was in Aldi’s last week a young ...

The everyday dose of reality

The creative geniuses in the advertising world who came up with the Geico Gecko and the AFLAC duck, spend all their time thinking up ways to capture our attention. The advertising brainiacs have figured out that only consumers over age 50 watch the televised evening news. The problem with ads ...

Let lawns soak in warmer temps

The previous days gave us a little taste of spring. I intended to get outside, find a sunny spot and enjoy a few days of 50 degree weather. Gardeners often use days like this to tidy up the garden, pick up sticks and accomplish general early spring maintenance. Don’t! Our lawns are in a ...

View from Hickory Heights: Show your love

I got to thinking about Valentine’s Day when my son’s bedroom stove overheated. When they got home from work their bedroom was more than 90 degrees. When he told me about it my mind went back to a Valentine’s Day many years ago. My first husband was never big on Valentine’s Day. ...

Fraud can be an early morning felon

The phone call came at 6:10. In the morning. I know there are people who are awake and have begun their day by 6:00 a.m., but I am not one of them. I especially didn’t like hearing the voice that was on the other end of the receiver last Friday. “This is the fraud department at ...

Is Warren Worx duplication?

I would like to add my comments to the current public discussion regarding the Warren Worx initiative. I live in the Warren community and welcome the thoughts behind what the WCCBI is attempting to do and it brings up a few questions. First, isn’t that what the Warren County Chamber of ...