Let’s keep talking about heroin

Let’s keep talking about heroin

When an individual becomes an addict, they aren’t who they once were. A formerly honest person will lie, cheat, or steal to get their next fix. ...

September 18th, 2015 |  


The Traveling Teacher

The Traveling Teacher

Manners, please!Now that we’re back to school, and I’ve gotten to know my students, I see a disparity in the way manners are displayed. So...

September 17th, 2015 |  


The activist’s dilemma, pt. 2

The activist’s dilemma, pt. 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second column in a three-part series exploring poverty, activism, and philanthropy. The views expressed are those of the ...

September 17th, 2015 updated: September 18th, 2015. |  



We can — and should — help refugees

We can — and should — help refugees

Imagine that 58 million Americans were streaming into Canada and Mexico, many with only a small satchel and the clothes on their backs. Picture anothe...

September 17th, 2015 updated: September 17th, 2015. |  


I wrote the book on Troy-Piqua rivalry … literally

I wrote the book on Troy-Piqua rivalry … literally

I’ll never forget the first time I fell in love. It was a night that began much like most other nights for me in high school — with my best fri...

September 17th, 2015 updated: September 18th, 2015. |  


Customer service in city service

Customer service in city service

My name is Gary Koenig. I am running to be elected mayor and 5th Ward City Commissioner for the city of Piqua on Nov. 3. I have started my campaigning...

September 16th, 2015 updated: September 16th, 2015. |  


Kim Davis, marriage licenses and down the road

Kim Davis, marriage licenses and down the road

If you take a job for the government then you should abide by the rules of the job. If you don’t agree with the rules then you should resign. Wh...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Cruizers car show benefits Hospice

To the Editor:On Aug. 22, Cruizer’s Bar and Grill in Russia hosted its Fifth Annual Car Show to benefit Hospice of Miami County. Susan Hemm, mar...

September 15th, 2015 |  


A joy-filled birthday for Mom

A joy-filled birthday for Mom

Birthday parties are great, but there’s something especially grand about a 50th birthday celebration.This week we’re having the pleasure o...

September 15th, 2015 |  


She’s a big girl now

She’s a big girl now

Well, it’s time for my annual update on little Miss Jenabella Marie Runyon. Remember when I was writing about all the doctor’s appointment...

September 15th, 2015 |