Neavin retirement is a blow, but community should be grateful

Neavin retirement is a blow, but community should be grateful

The retirement announcement by Vandalia-Butler City Schools Superintendent Bradley Neavin caught many, including me, by surprise. Make no mistake - th...

April 21st, 2017 updated: April 21st, 2017. |  


Assault in the unfriendly skies

Assault in the unfriendly skies

In recent weeks, United Airlines has been battling a public relations nightmare, to put it mildly. The video of 69-year-old David Dao being savagely d...

April 20th, 2017 |  


We need to safeguard the “public” in public office

We need to safeguard the “public” in public office

For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to rep...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Veterans should be our priority

Veterans should be our priority

It’s our duty to ensure that when the men and women in uniform who sacrifice so much for our nation return home, they and their families have th...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Teaching kids to enjoy reading

Teaching kids to enjoy reading

It was a cold brisk morning in February 2012. I remember it as if it was just yesterday. The morning announcements were over, and I was settling into ...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Parts of Vandalia City Council’s review of Crusey unfairly harsh

Parts of Vandalia City Council’s review of Crusey unfairly harsh

After reading the performance review of Vandalia City Manager Jon Crusey, I came away with more questions than answers.It has been no secret that ther...

April 17th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


Easter: The resurrection of the King

Easter: The resurrection of the King

Spring is here. Most of us are probably excited about that. While I’ve enjoyed a break from mowing the lawn, I’m looking forward to warmer...

April 16th, 2017 |  


Who to contact in local and state government

VANDALIA-BUTLER - Below is a list of city, county, and state elected officials serving Vandalia and Butler Township:City of Vandalia333 James Bohanan ...

April 12th, 2017 |  


How to handle the Russia mess

How to handle the Russia mess

The recent announcement by FBI Director James Comey that his agency is investigating links between members of President Trump’s campaign and Rus...

April 9th, 2017 |  


The real story here is …

The real story here is …

A few days ago, I received a telephone call from Rachel Murray, a reporter for WHIO-TV, because she had been asked to get some educators’ reacti...

April 9th, 2017 |