Commissioners’ Corner

July has certainly been an interesting month in the Commissioner’s office. It seemed like every day there was a new challenge to deal with....

My wife’s glance is my kryptonite

I'd like to think of myself as having above average in intelligence, but I'm sure I have co-workers that disagree. I'd like to think...

4-Hers can’t wait to see ‘Ewe’ at the fair!

There is something that feels so all-American about a county fair, and the countdown to the 2018 Great Darke County Fair has begun! Fair...

Readers Write – Davidson a True Leader

Congressman Warren Davidson is a true leader for our region.  Most recently, he was a fervent supporter for a Farm Bill that promotes work...

Mong enjoying life at Heartland

For those of you who do not know, Phyllis Mong is residing at Heartland of Greenville, and is very happy to be there. She welcomes...

Military and civilian jobs fuel economies

The final National Defense Authorization Act is expected to be signed into law soon. As a member of the bipartisan House and Senate Committee...

We don’t see them when they are home

I often share with my kids how I am looking forward to the day they finally move out and no longer need my support....

BBBS continues to rely on donors and sponsors

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County, we recently wrapped up our second largest fundraiser of the year.  The initial date...

Missing our hero, best friend

Dad has been gone two years now, yet I know he is with us in spirit. Yes, the patriarch of our immediate family – Lee...

Saving the pensions Ohioans earned

Last week, thousands of workers and retirees came to Columbus to demand Congress solve the crisis threatening the secure retirement these Americans earned. I...

Riffell get-together a fun time

Despite the humid temperatures, the Riffell family get-together was fairly well attended this past Sunday. Thirty-one people were in attendance. As always, we miss those...

Readers Write – He should step aside

Just read in the EARLY BIRD about a public hearing held by the Board of Education that I was NOT aware of. Apparently only...

A better Farm Bill for all Ohioans

The best ideas don’t come out of Washington – they come out of conversations with Ohioans. That was on display last week as Republicans and...