Drug Take Back Day is April 24

My name is Regann Rutschilling, a final-year pharmacy student working with Family Health Services of Darke County, and I am writing to inform you of t...

April 22nd, 2021 |  


Prosecutor’s office cares about community safety

Last Sunday, March 7, 2021, The Early Bird published a letter from Chief Mark Ater of the Union City Police Department. It surprised me a bit, as I ha...

March 11th, 2021 |  


Broader perspective on sentencing needed

The views of Union City Police Chief Mark Ater published in The Daily Advocate on March 4 deserve correction. Like many debaters, he hand picked conve...

March 9th, 2021 |  



Community safety should be first

A couple of months ago, I wrote asking the community a question. That question was, “when is enough, enough?” A couple months have since p...

March 4th, 2021 |  


Investing in Ohio public schools

Investing in Ohio public schools

This pandemic has been challenging for everyone in our school system — students, teachers, parents, principals, and school boards. They’ve...

March 2nd, 2021 |  


Democrats’ rhetoric not matched by action

Democrats’ rhetoric not matched by action

Our country seems more divided along partisan lines than at any time I can remember. That’s why I was pleased to hear President Biden encourage ...

February 25th, 2021 |  


Saving America’s pensions

Saving America’s pensions

More than a million workers and retirees across the country are part of the multi-employer pension system, and many are in danger of losing that secur...

February 25th, 2021 |  


Increasing treatment options for heroin addiction

Increasing treatment options for heroin addiction

We were already dealing with an addiction crisis in Ohio before COVID-19, and this pandemic is only making it worse.From increased social isolation, t...

February 11th, 2021 |  


Supporting Ohio communities during pandemic

Supporting Ohio communities during pandemic

I hear from local leaders all over our state that they need more resources from the federal government to get through this pandemic. Their costs are u...

February 2nd, 2021 |  


School climate in the pandemic

School climate in the pandemic

The climate of our school building affects all aspects of educating our students. A positive and healthy climate increases morale for students and sta...

February 1st, 2021 |