A life with purpose

A life with purpose

Most of us go through life looking for answers. Some of us make up answers based on our own reasoning, while others misinterpret a happenstance for th...

April 30th, 2021 |  


The arts create wonder — and jobs

The arts create wonder — and jobs

Although this column often focuses on the aesthetic benefits of arts performances and experiences, the arts industry is vital to the economy of commun...

April 29th, 2021 |  


A fond farewell to a beloved friend

A fond farewell to a beloved friend

In my class the “s word” has been banned. No, it not that word…snow. You know that the season for snow should really be over when fi...

April 28th, 2021 |  



Fighting back against unfair foreign competition for Ohio workers

Fighting back against unfair foreign competition for Ohio workers

For far too long, our trade policy has allowed our steelworkers and other Ohio industries to drown under unfair foreign competition.Too often, we see ...

April 28th, 2021 |  


Another American pilot in the Vietnam War

Another American pilot in the Vietnam War

To some of us, the Vietnam War seems like yesterday; however, when we do a reality check, we realize that for those who served there it was a half cen...

April 28th, 2021 |  


Heather Marsh, Teacher of the Year

Heather Marsh, Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Heather Marsh, Arcanum Band Director, for being voted as the Arcanum-Butler Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021! The Darke Count...

April 27th, 2021 |  


Learning from my father’s rules

Learning from my father’s rules

When I was growing up, there was a standing rule in our house — if the teacher punished us at school, dad punished us at home.This rule was no q...

April 23rd, 2021 |  


Life is difficult, but sometimes it’s people

Life is difficult, but sometimes it’s people

Peace, joy, and happiness come from within oneself, not from outside influences. Many people have not figured out this truth…yet. Often these ar...

April 23rd, 2021 |  


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 |  


Take a trip to a happy place

Take a trip to a happy place

If you are feeling a little gloomy, if lack of interaction with others has you down, if uncertainty about what the future holds leaves you kind of ten...

April 22nd, 2021 |