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Carol O’Brien: Putting their lives on the line

Carol O’Brien: Putting their lives on the line

Every now and again, there’s a horror story about a “bad” cop, an officer who violated the very laws they …

May 6th, 2016 |  

On religion: Let’s avoid ‘intolerant tolerance’

On religion: Let’s avoid ‘intolerant tolerance’

If “April showers bring May flowers,” then we have arrived at a wonderful time of the year. Warm temperatures, sunny …

May 6th, 2016 |  

Nicole Fowles: ‘Books and Brews’ clubs mix discussion, drinks

Nicole Fowles: ‘Books and Brews’ clubs mix discussion, drinks

At the Delaware County District Library, we have six traditional book clubs that meet inside the four library branches, but …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

A wonderful time to be outdoors

A wonderful time to be outdoors

Cheery spring greetings from our house to yours. We thoroughly enjoy spring days in the quiet countryside outside Flat Rock, …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Tom Burns: Transit of Mercury, 2016

Tom Burns: Transit of Mercury, 2016

On Monday, May 9, 2016, the planet Mercury will pass across the face of the sun. Transits, as such events …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Brad Ross: Morel mushrooms are in the woods now

Brad Ross: Morel mushrooms are in the woods now

My son-in-law is a computer game addict. He will say he is not, yet I see the tell-tale signs – …

April 30th, 2016 |  

David Hejmanowski: Get out of jail — but not for free

David Hejmanowski: Get out of jail — but not for free

“A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.” — Lewis Mumford “Bail is security for the …

April 29th, 2016 |  

On religion: Letting go of our social barriers

On religion: Letting go of our social barriers

Four years ago I had the opportunity to travel to India with a group of Ohio Wesleyan University students over …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Carol Keck: Sharing the road safely with farmers

Carol Keck: Sharing the road safely with farmers

Spring is finally here and farmers are eager to get in the fields, which increase the chances of encountering farm …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Mariann Main: Nation again focuses on Ohio

Mariann Main: Nation again focuses on Ohio

I am a native Ohioan and fairly astute at geography. Correctly recalling the 88 Ohio counties was achieved in a …

April 27th, 2016 |  

Gloria serves up guilt-free goodie

Gloria serves up guilt-free goodie

Pinto beans, lima beans, green beans, kidney beans, navy beans, great northern beans — how many of you have heard …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Tom Burns: The day the universe changed

Recall from last week that at the beginning of the 20th century, many astronomers believed that the “spiral nebulae,” what …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Nicole Fowles: Library’s volunteers are a valuable resource

Nicole Fowles: Library’s volunteers are a valuable resource

This month at the Delaware County District Library, in addition to celebrating our library workers during National Library Week, we’ve …

April 23rd, 2016 |  

Gloria prepares buffet meal for church

Gloria prepares buffet meal for church

Hello, friends. Once a year we take a turn providing the noon meal at church. Those who have enough space …

April 23rd, 2016 |  

David Hejmanowski: It’s a matter of standing

David Hejmanowski: It’s a matter of standing

“We derive consolation from the reflection that your judgment will discern what is right.” — Letter from Chief Justice Jay …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

On religion: The Lord is my shepherd — sometime

On religion: The Lord is my shepherd — sometime

The 23rd Psalm is one of the Bible’s best-known and best-loved Scripture passages. I suspect there are many who can …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

Spring cleaning and ‘Spaghetti Supreme’

Spring cleaning and ‘Spaghetti Supreme’

Editor’s note: Gloria and Daniel Yoder are busy gearing up to host church services soon — so her mother, Dorcas …

April 21st, 2016 |  

Brad Ross: Don’t take trees for granted

Brad Ross: Don’t take trees for granted

Two important days to commemorate the importance of our natural resources are this week and next. This Friday, April 22, …

April 21st, 2016 |  

Mariann Main: 2 heroes who overcame the odds

Mariann Main: 2 heroes who overcame the odds

Mission accomplished. Adrianne Haslet-Davis completed Monday’s 120th running of the Boston Marathon. It took her 10 hours to overcome the …

April 20th, 2016 |  

Pauline Scott: Clarabelle born without fanfare at Stratford

Pauline Scott: Clarabelle born without fanfare at Stratford

March went out as gently as it came in at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road. Gentle, however, cannot describe …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Tom Burns: When our perspective changed

As the weather finally warms (we hope) and spring progresses, many stargazers look up with mixed feelings. The glories of …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Nicole Fowles: National Library Week ends today

Nicole Fowles: National Library Week ends today

Have you thanked a librarian lately? This is the perfect time of year to do so because today marks the …

April 16th, 2016 |  

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