Fun returns at Harrison fair


There were many questions surrounding county fairs in Ohio at this time last year. State guidelines that had been put into place to help in the battle against the coronavirus ended up eliminating many of the things that make up a good fair — basically limiting the annual events to the ...

Blink, blink, blink, was that really vacation?

Local Columns

Blink, blink, blink. Vacation starts. Blink, blink, blink. Vacation ends. But on that Sunday night of get-set, get-ready-go, the week stretches out like an endless highway to no destination in particular, and all exits are open wth no detours in sight. The prospect of a vacation ...

Fathers face a difficult task


Father’s Day brings good thoughts for many, hopefully most, people of a dedicated worker, a patient taskmaster, an adviser for life. That’s not the case for everyone, so, today, for those who do have such positive thoughts, be sure to let your father know what he means to you. Fathers ...

Bill makes voting less accessible

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Did you know that you can register to vote at your local Department of Motor Vehicles in Ohio? Like many, you didn’t know this. But now that you do, wouldn’t it be nice to know that you can or your 18-year-old children can register to vote there? Republican lawmakers in the ...

Fact-checking a letter

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Poor Ross Gallabrese. Part of his job is crafting headlines for the weekly letters that summarize the theme. That must be nearly impossible when, like last weekend, Barry Bardone submits one of his disjointed rambling screeds. Fortunately, the editor doesn’t also have to fact ...

Bringing us together

Local Columns

One off the biggest disappointments in what turned out to be a year of one big disappointment after another had to be the cancellation of the 2020 Greek Food Festival. It’s been one of the most-anticipated events of the late spring and early summer calendar for more than 30 years. While the ...