Remembering Tom Taggart

XENIA — Born in Ireland in 1856, Tom Taggart came with his family to Xenia when he was five. As a young man his first job was sweeping floors in...

October 12th, 2018 |  


The history of the grand hotel

The history of the grand hotel

A couple of weeks ago, I shared the story of Merrick’s Hotel, also known as the Ewing House, which closed when stagecoach travel ceased to be po...

October 12th, 2018 |  


It’s your post office: Keep it

It’s your post office: Keep it

Take it from a postal worker: If the U.S. sells its public mail service, consumers will lose big time.This summer, the White House proposed selling of...

October 12th, 2018 |  



Letter to the editor policy

The Xenia Daily Gazette and Fairborn Daily Herald encourages readers to write letters to the editor:Election lettersDeadline for Nov. 6 election lette...

October 12th, 2018 |  


Sausage Man and the belching smoke

Sausage Man and the belching smoke

The country singer and sausage king, Jimmy Dean, lived high above an expansive, picturesque section of the James River, on Chaffin’s Bluff in Va...

October 4th, 2018 |  


Fantastic news: God has no middle children

Fantastic news: God has no middle children

1 John 3:1a “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God …”God is not a God of favor...

October 4th, 2018 |  


Amazon is making workers tweet about how great it is to work there

Amazon is making workers tweet about how great it is to work there

In Corporate World, when trouble pops up and things get sticky, CEOs don’t wring their hands and try to dodge the issue.No-sir-ee, the chief get...

October 4th, 2018 |  


Last year, I watched grizzly bears play. This year, they’re going to be trophy hunted.

Last year, I watched grizzly bears play. This year, they’re going to be trophy hunted.

Last year, I had the pleasure of watching grizzly bears play and interact outside of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.Nothing could have prepared ...

September 7th, 2018 |  


Remembering Harold Seall

XENIA — Harold E. Seall was the band director at the OSSO Home for many years. After he retired, he volunteered to direct the Foody-Cornwell Ame...

September 7th, 2018 |  


Visiting with Frieda Parks

Visiting with Frieda Parks

It is not hard to describe Frieda. She is fun-loving, adventuresome, willing to help when needed along with being very energetic. She recently celebra...

September 7th, 2018 |