Commissioners’ Corner

The year is officially half over already. This first half of 2017 has been a mix of either too wet, or too dry, and...

Protecting troops from financial predators

If you go to Wright-Patt Air Force Base in Dayton, you’ll see payday lenders and car title lenders set up on the streets around...

Addressing the opioid epidemic in Ohio

Ohio’s most pressing and urgent issue is the drug abuse and addiction epidemic that is ravaging our families and communities. Because the crisis threatens...

I don’t want my comeupins

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Give and it will...

Ohio’s next generation of manufacturing

A few years ago, I was talking to an official in the last administration about how to best support American manufacturing, and he remarked...

Old Glory withstands the changes of time

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…” We’re all familiar with this phrase; it has been ingrained in our...

I Want to Binge Watch Netflix

I've had way too much stuff swirling around in my balding head lately. These past few weeks have flown by faster than both of...

Commissioners’ Corner

May was certainly been a mixed bag of weather and happenings!  One day it was 40, followed by 70 the next day, then dumped...

Readers Write – Thank You for TNR

I am Ron Asman and I live on West Water Street. I would like to say thanks to the City of Greenville and the Darke...

The Werewolf and the Clothes Rack

Growing up with two brothers I knew nothing about makeup, dress sizes, or emotional breakdowns. We did know fashion, especially at Easter. My favorite...

Sportsmanship is Alive and Well

I've never been a great athlete, but I've been around sports most of my life. I've participated on a few teams and by participated...

New branding means more impact

The Darke County Visitors Bureau recently unveiled our new brand initiatives to citizens and visitors, inviting them to “taste the flavor” in Darke County....

What I learned from this year’s seniors

On April 12, at the Greenville High School, seniors from most of the schools in the county came to visit with, interview, and to...

Modernizing Child Support Guidelines

As a parent myself, as well as the chairman of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, I know firsthand that all children deserve the best...

I should invest in a Flowbee

I'm the kind of person that doesn't like to ask for help. It always seems like I'm imposing if I have to ask for...

Commissioners’ Corner

Is it just me or should February have been March and March should have been February? This weather has been completely confused! Seventy-degree weather...

A more accountable government with HB 51

In the private sector, companies that refuse to face the realities of the changing market go out of business. Competition breeds innovation. Historically, government...

I Don’t Have What it Takes to be Rich

It's a good thing I'm not rich. I don't want to say I don't have the class to pull it off because I can...

Funding tourism is vital for rural areas

Many people don’t think of Ohio as a big tourist destination. Your first thought probably goes to places with beaches and the ocean. Would...

Deaf history offers valuable lessons

On March 13, 1988, Dr. I. Jordan King was elected as the first deaf president of Gallaudet University. Before this date, Gallaudet University, the...