Palindromes and semordnilaps

A phenomenon in our family is over and if all goes well it should happen again, but it doesn't bring me much excitement. My...

Commissioner’s Corner

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

10 Reasons Why 4-H Camp Matters

Imagine this, laughter, stories, crafts, swimming, games, snorkeling, exploring, rope climbing, sleeping under the stairs, dancing, fishing, friendships, campfires, silly songs, and a really...

Kudos to Riffle, McCabe on top awards

I think the Darke County Chamber of Commerce and Darke County Visitors Bureau did a great job in selecting Marty McCabe and Andrew Riffle,...

Grant programs drive broadband expansion

As part of a largely rural community, I understand the challenges that still exist regarding dependable internet access, even in the 21st century. Technology...

I’m done with being a shade tree mechanic

I'm putting out a help wanted notice for Dodge. I have nothing to do with hiring, but I can tell they are in desperate...

Summer can be a problem for some students

Now that school is out, graduates have received their diplomas, and summer break is underway; many people are looking forward to vacations, family gatherings,...

Take time to hug those close to you

This week, which in the past has always been special as my wife Peggy and I normally celebrate our wedding anniversary, took on a...

Next of Kin legislation 10-years in the making

I have dedicated the past 16 years to serving Ohioans in the Statehouse, and I can remember each piece of legislation I have introduced...

Readers Write – Thankful for Students and Staff

I want to publicly thank our high school principal, Jason Stephan, for teaching our young men and women many lessons beyond the classroom. The...

Your daughter is just like you

When I get a phone call from my beautiful bride of 20-plus years and the first words out of her mouth are not hello...

Readers Write – Thanks for Trash Bash

Thank all of you who helped with the Trash Bash on Earth Day. We live on Kruckeberg Road and are the "Toss Point" for...

Readers Write – Warren Davidson changes spots

Initially I voted for Warren Davidson. He looked GREAT on paper! He sounds great too. Eloquent, educated, looks like a real leader. But he's...

Honoring my mother on Mother’s Day

It's Mother's Day, and it's time to reflect on what my mother, Bea (Riffell) Moody, has been like. This 90-year-old woman was a strong woman,...