Remembering Lois F. Clark

XENIA — Lois Clark was born in Xenia in 1892, he worked as comptroller of the Hooven and Allison Rope Co. He was an active Mason and was awarded...

April 14th, 2017 |  


A chat with Sylvia Kellner

A chat with Sylvia Kellner

Sylvia Ashley Kellner has been a hairdresser in Xenia for many years, but you only have to chat a short while to recognize the British accent. She was...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Popcorn, Goobers, and Tom Mix

Popcorn, Goobers, and Tom Mix

Every now and then, if there is a movie worth going to see, we take in a matinee at one of the big box multi-theatre’d cinemas. Doesn’t ha...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Pope Francis’ first four years have been startling

When a pope’s reign passes the four-year mark, enough time has passed to assess the meaning of the papacy. Our nation’s founders recognize...

April 13th, 2017 |  


The Pence-Graham rule

The Pence-Graham rule

Millennials and others of a certain age have not lived in a time when fidelity was universally valued and mostly supported by culture — though s...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Investing in growing things pays dividends

Investing in growing things pays dividends

It seems to me that this time of year lotsa folks are investing - but not in stocks, bonds or real estate. Nope, they are putting their proverbial tim...

April 11th, 2017 |  


What to know about gun law changes

In December, Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio Senate Bill 199, also referred to as Ohio’s “campus carry” bill, into law, which took effe...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Stopping deadly opioids at the border

Stopping deadly opioids at the border

The opioid addiction epidemic takes far too many lives and destroys too many families across Ohio, and one of the biggest culprits of the deadly overd...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Supply chain connects the Miami Valley

Supply chain connects the Miami Valley

Chicago is ‘my kind of town.’Years ago, my dad occasionally had business there (all legal of course, you know, the organized crime stuff) ...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Spring is sprung, the grass is riz

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz

I was chatting long-distance with our grandson in upstate New York the other day. That was a treat because we usually text or occasionally e-mail.This...

April 10th, 2017 |