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Peter Funt: A new morning in news

The New York Times made a quiet disclosure recently that speaks loudly about the state of news media today. Its newsletter, “The Morning,” has reached ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Letter to the Editor: Village should learn details of Thomas case

Editor’s Note: Anne Artis, of Coal Grove, sent the following letter to the mayor of the Village of Port William and also submitted it to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Editorial: COVID-19 is still far from over

We are now several weeks into the beginning of the reopening of the state after the shutdown surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. While officials have encouraged ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Danny Tyree: When screechers invade your home

A man’s home is his castle – but sometimes the crocodile in the moat decides he wants to try out the bathtub instead. At my ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Melissa Martin: Get your bees on in Ohio

While gardening during the pandemic, I learned something new about busy buzzing bees. Mason bees are awesome pollinators for the backyard garden. Who knew? “Of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Letter to the editor: National news hits home for local family

In light of all of the darkness lately, my heart has been angry, sad and heavy because my family lived through horrific tragedy 12 years ... Read more

1 month ago by Letters to the Editor.

Editorial: An opportunity to bring real change

Following protests and rallies nationwide, a Unity March is scheduled for this Monday for downtown Ironton. The event will serve as a memorial to two ... Read more

1 month ago by Editorial Board.

Tim Throckmorton: Words of strength to get us through today’s times of crisis

Psalms 46 begins this way, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Don Lee: Watching rocket history being made

Maybe reading this will take your mind off the virus, protests, rioting and looting news for a few minutes. Elon Musk’s SpaceX did it — they ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

MJ Wixsom: Sometimes, the mail brings a bit of happiness

On a busy Saturday morning I was interrupted with a sealed greeting card.  I could see through the envelope that it wasn’t hate mail. Even ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Mark McCown: Mother needs to stay out of son’s lawsuit

Dear Lawyer Mark: My son has had a lot of problems over the last few years, but has started putting his life back together recently. ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Patti Howerton: Relishes to delight your taste buds

For a different burst of flavor, try brightening up your taste buds and plate with relishes. They can bring a bold statement to any of ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Jim Crawford: Chained to the bus

Republican senators have picked their fate, let it be. Cowering before Donald Trump and his 40 percent voter support, ever fearful of a Tweet that ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Tom Purcell: Disruptive hand can ruin work by many

It was a perfect late-spring Saturday. Several members of my large extended family gathered at my parents’ house to trim hedges and plant flowers. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

In a post-George Floyd America, it is time to listen

Ever gotten the wind knocked out of you? Or been unable to breathe for even a few seconds? There’s pain. There’s panic. There’s the desperation ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

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