Investing in Ohio workers

It’s time American companies invest in their greatest asset: the American Worker. As Washington turns its attention to tax reform, I want to cut taxes...

BWC rebates position Ohio for bright future

Ohio’s workers are essential to the growth of our economy. Since its inception, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has been helping private...

Fair week was enjoyable

I haven't had a chance yet to say how I did at the Great Darke County Fair. It was sensational; not as busy as before,...

Ackley Cartoon 9-17-17

Constitution Day — A Reminder

Two hundred and thirty years ago, the founding fathers of this country took the steps to form a more perfect union. On Sept. 17,...

Being the voice of reason is tiring

I've got to be really careful with this week's column. Believe it or not, my wife has a line and if I cross it...

Ackley Cartoon 9-10-17

Langenkamp retires from OSU Extension

Jo Langenkamp has retired from the Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Office, with her last official day having been on Thursday. "I worked there for...

Ackley Cartoon 9-3-17

Letter written to NFL Commissioner

With the Cleveland Browns in the news recently for several players taking a knee during the National Anthem, The Early Bird/Bluebag Media chose to...

Prioritizing education for the new school year

It’s hard to believe, but another school term has begun. With summer winding down and more school buses on the streets, students all across...

GCS superintendent gives welcome

GREENVILLE – Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. Our administration and staff are eager to begin another year with the students, parents, grandparents, and...

Opioid emergency declaration overdue

Ohioans don’t need a declaration to tell them the opioid crisis is a national emergency. Many of them are living this nightmare every day. This...

BBBS continues to change lives

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County Executive Director, Jennifer Bruns recently attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference...

Fair coverage awaits us 

Mmmmm. What can I possibly write about this week? It can't be Darke County Fair time already. Where did the past year go? Nonetheless, it's here...

Readers Write – Transparency in Government

Editor: In the Sunday, July 9, edition of The Early Bird there was an article calling attention to the action of the United States House...

My wife sees it as her leaving us

A couple weeks ago we got our first taste of being empty nesters. Of course it was only for a week. Both daughters were...