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Local Columns

Growth is all around

If you have been following the weekly installments of our annual Progress Edition, you’ve had the chance to learn about positive things that are happening across the Tri-State Area. The third piece of the Progress Edition puzzle is included in today’s edition, and on its pages you will ...

Here’s to restored warmth in workplace

When you’re without heat in the workplace for an extended period of time — days upon days actually — it’s possible to look at the glass of life as being half empty and half full. Of course, that glass looks a little bit on the frosty side, too, truth be told, as if it’s been hanging ...

Here’s to restored warmth in workplace

When you’re without heat in the workplace for an extended period of time — days upon days actually — it’s possible to look at the glass of life as being half empty and half full. Of course, that glass looks a little bit on the frosty side, too, truth be told, as if it’s been hanging ...

Guest column/African American history a vast tapestry

From the time I was a young child, I was acquainted by my parents with the heritage of my people — African and African American history. Nothing but pride and joy have always settled within my heart, despite our disparity, hardships, trouble, disappointments, whippings, separation of families ...

Guest column/Attempting to greenwash the cracker plant

One again, JobsOhio, an economic development organization in Ohio, has awarded a huge sum of money, $20 million, to the Thailand chemical company PTT Global Chemical America and its South Korean partner, Daelim Industrial Co. The $20 million grant is for additional site preparation for a ...

Almost time to vote

While the official start of the election season got off to what can only be described as a disastrous beginning, we’ve already started to look ahead to the March primary. The inability of the Democrats to be able to quickly determine the results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses should serve as a ...

A week that brings some extra sweating

Better Half sweats extra this time of year, not that the weather warrants it. It’s this thing called Valentine’s Day. February might be the shortest month of the year even during a Leap Year such as this with an extra day thrown in for good measure, but it generates the most angst, even ...

History in the Hills: Our material culture

As you may have noticed throughout these recent articles, I am very focused on “place.” Our landscape, river, towns — the physical places we inhabit are very important and can tell our story in unique ways. But what of our material culture? The actual tangible object is often all that is ...

Guest column/Woodson, Parks, King helped lead the way

As I think and ponder my heritage, I am so godly proud of who I am — that is, to be an African American woman in these latter days. I am certainly grateful for Carter Godwin Woodson during the observance of Black History Month. Woodson founded Black History Month in 1926. Convinced that ...

Guest column/Veterans’ Treatment Courts provide support

Many resources are available, especially on the federal level, to assist veterans with physical or psychological “wounds of war,” but not all wounded veterans know how to access them. Rather than to reach out for help, some veterans may engage in behavior that brings them into the ...