The story of baseball’s ‘Bumpus’ Jones

The story of baseball’s ‘Bumpus’ Jones

This is a story about a young man who was born in Cedarville.Charles Leander Jones was a young man with a not-very-bright future. Having finished the ...

July 31st, 2020 |  


Vacation at the outer banks and a possible bad deed

Vacation at the outer banks and a possible bad deed

When I went to work at the University of North Carolina, I — of course — missed my family, all of whom were still in Ohio.I decided that t...

July 30th, 2020 |  


How does my garden grow?

How does my garden grow?

It seems to me that it’s about time for a gardening update.Several readers have commented that they like to hear about my difficulties and succe...

July 28th, 2020 |  



Teachers deserve your respect and appreciation

Teachers deserve your respect and appreciation

I was fortunate enough to teach during a time when teachers were, if not revered, at least respected.A time when teachers closed that classroom door a...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


Are we seeing a True Believer phenomenon?

Are we seeing a True Believer phenomenon?

It seems to me that every so often the thoughts of some “philosopher” kinda bubble up in my noggin and make their presence known whether I...

July 22nd, 2020 |  


Time for CSU to be a good neighbor

Time for CSU to be a good neighbor

I graduated from Central State University a while back. My years at CSU were great. I had professors who were nationally, if not internationally known...

July 17th, 2020 |  


History of the Xenia cinemas

History of the Xenia cinemas

There have been several movie theaters in the city of Xenia over the years, the last being the Xenia Cinema on Greene Street.That theater had quite a ...

July 17th, 2020 |  


Their view

Reader supports BlandinoEditor:I am a 1997 graduate of Fairborn High School and my family has been a part of Fairborn schools ever since it was Park H...

July 17th, 2020 |  


Another virus casualty

Another virus casualty

It seems to me that the current virus crisis has affected our lives in many ways that are not apparent but most certainly have managed to disrupt long...

July 14th, 2020 |  


To mask or not to mask?

To mask or not to mask?

It seems to me that, “To mask, or not to mask, that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the inconveniences and diff...

July 13th, 2020 |