A personal call for Joint Fire District Levy support

To the Editor:Our former Joint Fire District Levy failed by 25 votes.Fourteen hundred registered voters did not exercise their right to vote for or ag...

February 21st, 2020 |  


Vote for Piqua’s future

To the Editor:I am writing to encourage the citizens of Piqua to vote in favor of the street levy re­newal. Safe and well maintained streets are ...

February 21st, 2020 |  


Street levy needs residents’ support

To the Editor:Renewal Piqua Street Levy vote, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Here are the facts: Why? Without the passage of the 0.25 percent Street Income ...

February 21st, 2020 |  



Jim McGuire: My hearth axe

Jim McGuire: My hearth axe

I keep three tools on the hearth beside the woodstove. Along with the usual poker and ash shovel, there’s a short-handled hewing axe. I use it t...

February 20th, 2020 |  


Jim Krumel: Three men, three thoughts on gun control

Jim Krumel: Three men, three thoughts on gun control

They came.They talked.And they disagreed.That pretty much sums up the conversation about gun control that took place during the annual Associated Pres...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Feb. 22 is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

To the Editor:February is American Heart Month — a time to bring greater awareness to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United St...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Trump causes unhappiness, stress

To the Editor: I’m dumbfounded to understand how anyone can support Trump.All I see is a very disgusting man:1) He’s ignorant and crass an...

February 14th, 2020 |  


Who could ask for more when you’re 64?

Who could ask for more when you’re 64?

Back in 1967, when I was 11 years old, I never thought I’d be part of a Beatles song.But it’s true. Here I am all those years later, livin...

February 14th, 2020 |  


Save Troy’s schools and taxpayer money

To the Editor:The cost of the school bond levy issue on the March 17 ballot will be $248 per year or $20 a month per $100,000 home for 37 years. Six e...

February 14th, 2020 |  


Lori Borgman: When appliances are all washed up

Lori Borgman: When appliances are all washed up

We need a new washing machine, but one does not simply dash out and buy a new machine these days, one first does research.I know this because I tried ...

February 14th, 2020 |