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Reporter’s Notebook: A house divided

I feel bad for Senate President Craig Blair and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw. I can only guess at how Hanshaw is feeling right now, but I can attest that Blair is tired as he tries to keep the Senate Republican Caucus together over the issue of COVID-19. I saw Blair a few hours after he led ...

Finding the right argument

A friend of mine was frazzled the other day. Exhausted, really. She was talking with me and another friend specifically about being baffled there are still people who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But then the conversation drifted. This is a person passionate about racial ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: Re-imagine Appalachia

There has been a lot of frightening and vividly portrayed news about extreme weather lately that has brought our collective attention to the urgent need to address human-caused climate change. Unstoppable wildfires caused by sustained droughts, Tennessee floods, Hurricane Ida, and other weather ...

Look Back: Police face mishaps, mystery

New Replaces Old as City Police Servant An “old” 1936 model Plymouth sedan which has completed 70,000 miles of faithful day and night service in the police department probably will be replaced today by a new 1937 model Plymouth deluxe 4-door sedan, recently purchased by the city, it was ...

Supporting our community

The majority of us look after our immediate family and friends and do so until they finally get older and leave the family nest and then it becomes our task to support our grandchildren by taking an active interest in their lives. Is there anyone else in your life that you support such as a ...

Cookbooks bring Paris, Malibu to home kitchens

Two new cookbooks bring their home grown vibrancy to home cooks’ kitchens. First is “Maman: The Cookbook” an ode to the bakery/cafe by Elisa Marshall and Benjamin Sormonte, cofounders and owners of the cafes, which can be found throughout New York City and in Montreal and Toronto. ...