Developers want to warehouse fracked gas in the heart of New York's wine country.
Have you ever had a really bad day? I mean one of those days when the slightest thing will set you off and you bite someone's head off for no particular reason? Having a rough day can cause anyone to lash out for no apparent reason. The...
A bigger Comcast harms communities of color — and everyone else.Comcast's gleaming tower soars over its hometown of Philadelphia. The cable giant's presence in the city is palpable.
It seems to me that every so often I should take time to kinda catch up on subjects I've written about in the past. One reason is that folks ask me if there is anything new on a particular topic; another is that I find something has popped up...
During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln would meet regularly in the White House with ordinary Americans, even during the darkest days of the war. He called these meetings his “public opinion baths.”
The race for the White House delivers either Republican presidents who favor the rich or Democrats who also favor the rich, but not as much.
Supporters of a job-killing global pact are peddling hokey numbers and neon lies.Come one, come all. Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric and miraculous Trans-Pacific Partnership!
Hillary Clinton would probably stick with his counterproductive energy policies.
Marian Whitelaw Ronald Reid was born in 1804. Following her marriage to Robert Charlton Reid, she became a life-long resident of Cedarville Township, living in the home her husband, a skilled carpenter built for her. When her son, Whitelaw Reid,...
Mitch McConnell's quest to undermine the Clean Power Plan won't rescue Appalachia.
Earlier this month, I traveled our state, meeting with workers and businesses about the future of U.S. trade policy. Ohioans are sending one message, loud and clear: the last thing we need is another NAFTA.
Perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful individuals to be born in Greene County was Whitelaw Reid. He was born Oct. 27, 1837, the son of Robert Charleton and Marian Whitelaw (Ronald) Reid. Robert, a skilled carpenter, constructed a six-room...
We live in a society that makes any choice besides pushing through the pain very difficult.Not long now until freedom — or temporary freedom, anyway.
Now that Hillary Clinton has finally confirmed her run at the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, there is growing concern that the next election will be all about electing a woman, rather than choosing the right candidate for the...
It's time once again for me to share a few more of my favorite puns with all the readers out there.
It's a funny world we live in.After 75-plus years on this wildly spinning planet I call home I'm recalling things I never bothered to remember before.
“I hope this incident doesn't put you off of flying. Statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel.” – Superman.
America's billionaires minimize their tax burdens, making the rest of us pick up their tab.This tax season, America's billionaires are toasting you, the ordinary taxpayer.
Dawdling lawmakers won't snuff out the wind industry's growth.
John Harbine and his wife came to Greene County in 1827. While traveling, they secured their money in a box nailed under the axle of the wagon. He soon became known as the first industrialist in the county, having constructed several mills in the...
Greene County is considering selling what was for some years a girl's home near U.S. Route 35 in Beavercreek. The house was constructed in about 1827 by John Harbine. It remained in the Harbine family until A.Z. Heller purchased the home in...
When a community issues arrest warrants for more offenses than it has residents, something's deeply wrong.
It seems to me that we just naturally respond to seeing, hearing or reading something that is pleasant, enjoyable, or perhaps amusing by kinda smiling or maybe chuckling a bit. Seeing an infant and mother have that effect on me — I just...
While the rest of us pay the sticker price, lawmakers are considering a special deluxe tax rate for giant corporations.
How much we make compared to men varies dramatically.For years, Time magazine has a run a feature on the best places to live in the United States. But nobody ever ranked the best places for women — until now.
Have we lost focus on individual freedoms and rights in a nation with those freedoms at its very foundation? It certainly sounds as if we have. Using current logic whichever way the wind blows, and the political breeze carries us, is how this nation...
Located on a beautiful country campus at 711 Dayton-Xenia Road in Xenia is a comprehensive care service for disabled persons age 18-plus, as well as aging adults. Often described as a “hidden gem” in Greene County, the Today Center for...
The struggle in towns like Ferguson to overcome racial and economic barriers is hard enough without another wrong-headed trade pact.
The inventor wished the sun could power his inventions.It dawned on Thomas Edison that sunshine could drive both his inventions and his friend Henry Ford's horseless carriages.
Giving our children a healthy start in life begins with healthy pregnancies.
By Joan Baxter
Ending the embargo could open the door to life-saving drugs now off-limits to Americans.
It seems to me that sometimes news items are so completely overshadowed by the more important, spectacular events that they kinda get lost in the shuffle – you know, a couple of lines buried well back in a newspaper or a couple of seconds, if...
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April 12, 1861, Fort Sumter was fired on, and the war between the states began.
Once, twice, SOLD!Gosh, I love that kind of talk. And you'll hear plenty of it during the “Great TV Auction” airing April 6-11 on ThinkTV16 and ThinkTV14, your local PBS TV stations.
President Obama should issue an executive order to let voters see for themselves who's trying to buy political influence.
Estate tax critics never let facts get in the way of a good story.Few things sell ideas in American politics like a good farm story.
We know that manufacturing jobs are a ticket to the middle class.
A few years ago, I published an article on what is, in my opinion, one of the major problems with the heated debate over the legality of same-sex marriage. Most arguments seem to dance around the principal question of why the government has any...
It's time to stop blaming borrowers and instead hold predatory lenders accountable.
Americans are finally ditching the sugary concoction that's ruled our breakfast tables for the last century.Cereal's gone full circle since the invention of corn flakes by nutrition guru John Harvey Kellogg.