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Stripped and starved: A county man’s Civil War story

Just a mile down Jerry City Road from Elmwood High School is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cemetery, nestled off a soft bend in the Portage River.

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
Stripped and starved: A county man’s Civil War story

Just a mile down Jerry City Road from Elmwood High School is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cemetery, nestled off a soft bend in the Portage River.

Posted: August 07, 2019
Thursday 07/25/2019
There’s more to Normandy — try hedgerows

Nearly two months ago, the world’s eyes turned to the west coast of France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in World War II. Many believe that single day was the battle of Normandy, that by June 7, 1944 the beachhead was secure and the war all but won.

Posted: July 25, 2019
Wednesday 06/26/2019
Reviving the American dream of home ownership

June is National Homeownership Month. Homeownership provides many social and economic benefits, not just for the homeowner, but for the communities in which they live. One aspect of the American dream is to own a home.

Posted: June 26, 2019
Jacob Riis: a “crank” for pricking the nation’s conscience

A new exhibit at the Wood County Historical Museum is worth a visit. But be warned; you may shed some tears.

Posted: June 26, 2019
Go ahead, scare yourself

“Just move an E-minor down to the sixth fret,” Jean said to me, because God as my witness, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as an A-sharp, much less how to form it.

Posted: June 26, 2019
Wednesday 06/12/2019
Everyone should feel farmers’ pain

Ten days ago, 3 inches of rain poured from the skies over Wood County, and “that clinched it,” said Jim Bostdorff.

Posted: June 12, 2019
Wednesday 05/29/2019
We’re all fans of America

I love Cleveland sports, probably to a degree that isn’t entirely healthy. And when I meet another person who loves Cleveland sports, I embrace them.

Posted: May 29, 2019
Wednesday 05/15/2019
County war memorial: Let’s build this thing

It was raining on the last Sunday of April 1950 when dozens of Wood County residents gathered to dedicate the big, granite memorial to the county men who died in the two World Wars.

Posted: May 15, 2019
Wednesday 03/21/2018
Insurance companies need to step up to fight opioid epidemic

There is not just one solution to end the opioid epidemic. We need prevention, treatment, enforcement and recovery. And we need the health insurance industry to step up, and do its part to combat addiction.

Posted: March 21, 2018
Wednesday 03/07/2018
Trace school shooting scourge back to behavior, lack of respect

Why are we plagued with all the school shootings? And other shootings? It's not about guns or mental problems. It is about behavior and lack of respect for others, among various other reasons. We, as a nation, have lost respect for the sanctity of life. We are so concerned with ourselves we have no feelings for the other guy or gal.

Posted: March 07, 2018
Wednesday 02/14/2018
Done right, Medicaid program can lift up vulnerable Ohioans

As Ohio awaits approval of new requirements for many of its Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to receive benefits, we must ensure the program is as meaningful as possible for those impacted.

Posted: February 14, 2018
Wednesday 01/31/2018
The poltergeist in the kitchen

Poltergeist is German for a noisy ghost, spirit or a supernatural entity that is responsible for physical disturbances such as levitation of items or destruction of objects. While skeptical investigators believe that most of these paranormal incidents are hoaxes, others including observers and paranormal experts will often attribute these unnatural activities to mischievous spirits.

Posted: January 31, 2018
Wednesday 01/24/2018
A new year is a time to trust God even more

I love the idea of the new year. It is symbolic of the turning of a page, taking a heavy weight off one's shoulder, shedding some old skin or just looking forward. I'm not much on making New Year's resolutions; it seems like nobody keeps them for more then three weeks anyway, so why bother in the first place? It's always hard to change a bad habit or just start a good habit. I think the main reason it is so difficult to stick to our New Year's resolutions is that all we worry about is how hard it is going to be, rather that looking at what the outcome will be.

Posted: January 24, 2018
Wednesday 01/03/2018
BWC to push wellness, workplace safety in 2018

The new year is here, and many of us are thinking about resolutions that include working out, eating healthier and getting in shape.

Posted: January 03, 2018
Innocent or guilty?

Have we stopped teaching our children basic manners and how to behave as "ladies" and "gentlemen?" Where women (and girls) were treated kindly, and with respect by the male gender. Where there was not the constant competition between the genders on who was "better" or "stronger" than the other. Common courtesy was taught as a virtue, as was mutual respect. Over the years this competition overcame common sense and the result has become the total mess we find ourselves now experiencing.

Posted: January 03, 2018


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