On Neff Road: On your mark

On Neff Road: On your mark

A bell is ringing in the hall. Voices are heard behind a closed door. I look at a bed mussed and a monitor no longer clicked. At least for now. I wond...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Back Around the House II: Fear of fire trucks turns into lesson

Back Around the House II: Fear of fire trucks turns into lesson

Way, way back in time when I was just a little kid, I was terrified of fire trucks. It wasn’t just the natural fear of something humongously big...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Arcanum News: Congratulations Arcanum High School Band

Arcanum News: Congratulations Arcanum High School Band

Congratulations Arcanum High School Band! Last weekend they qualified for State Competition at the Versailles High School Music Invitational; they als...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Preacher’s Point: The larger picture

Preacher’s Point: The larger picture

The first two chapters of Job are fascinating. Satan visits heaven, and God asks Satan if he has thought about Job (Job 1:6-8). Satan explains to God ...

October 15th, 2017 |  


Versailles News: 80/20 PRINCIPLE: Truth Should Prevail

Versailles News: 80/20 PRINCIPLE: Truth Should Prevail

It has been my experience that the Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) applies in most facets of the world. This principle states that, fo...

October 13th, 2017 |  


DCCA News: The power of music

DCCA News: The power of music

The arts are sometimes viewed as esoteric, elitist, a frill unrelated to the daily lives of ordinary folk. In my opinion, this view is not only incorr...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Along the Garden Path: ‘The Glow’

Along the Garden Path: ‘The Glow’

For many years, Judy Chaffin of Dayton had a tradition of providing delightful pumpkin faces at the Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow. She would go to Spri...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Be informed on MARCS levy

The November 7 election will give the Darke County voters an opportunity to assist the emergency response entities of our county including Fire, EMS a...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Growing Ohio’s local farm economies

Growing Ohio’s local farm economies

If the best apples are grown in Ohio, why buy apples from Washington or New York?We should support Ohio farmers from around the state, helping them gr...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Amish Cook: Ask the Amish Cook

Amish Cook: Ask the Amish Cook

Over the past several months, I’ve been blessed with numerous column readers who have made inquiries about variousaspects of Amish life.Today I ...

October 12th, 2017 |