Archive for Blog
Mar
14

Commentary: A Battle We’re Losing, In Spite Of Ourselves…

Despite the best efforts of our leaders, our teachers, our coaches, our clergy and our conscience, we continue to lose the battle against disrespect for authority and mean-spirited behavior. Translation: We are what we are!

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Mar
10

Girls St. Tournament: A Hometown Team Comes To The Tournament

Fifty years after moving away from Ironton, my former hometown’s women’s basketball team is undefeated and playing in today’s Division III semi-final.

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Mar
7

On This Date: The “March King” Died…

You might not know his name, but you know his music. On this date, in 1932, John Phillip Sousa…the March King…died.

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Mar
1

Final Reminder For The Hal McCoy Scholarship, 2016

If you wish to be considered for the 2016 Hal McCoy Scholarship for study in journalism, communications, and language, this is your final reminder to get your application in before deadline.

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Feb
26

OHSAA Can Stop First Round Blowouts If They Want

It’s hard to relish a game when any semblance of competition is destroyed even before tip-off. So why, except for the fact of money, do we even have them…and call it a tournament?

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Feb
22

Commentary: What Baseball Has Forgotten, Lost…

In an age where safety and “respect the game” is demanded, we’ve lost appreciation altogether in baseball for competitive fairness.

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Feb
21

Covington Wins A Family Affair…

Getting key contributions from just about everyone, Covington rallied to win its first tournament game under Matt Pond.

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Feb
21

A Shocker…And The Expected

Miami East pulled of a shocker by beating number one seed Anna, while Versailles wins their tenth straight to advance in the tournament.

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Feb
19

Perfection Lost…

The Lady Yellow Jackets of Sidney saw their perfect season come to an abrupt and surprising end on Friday in the sectional tournament with a 61-45 loss to Springboro at Troy High School.

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Feb
19

What Baseball Offers That No Other Sport Can Match….

In an age of bigger, stronger, and faster, it’s baseball that continues to hold the trump card for the athlete that’s neither, bigger, stronger, or faster. Just better.

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Feb
15

Commentary: What The Candidates Don’t Respect Regarding Voters….

The argument goes on about who’s more qualified, more fit, and who has the back of the middle class and the poor. But here’s what the presidential candidates from both parties don’t respect regarding you and me, the voters.

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Feb
10

“Mom”…

On her 88th birthday I really can’t tell a perceptible difference, or slip…except everyone on the block can hear Fox News now when she watches. How lucky can one man get?

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Feb
10

Last Call For Hal McCoy Applications

If you haven’t, and want to, you need to read and contact us for your application for this year’s Hal McCoy scholarship award…before it’s too late!

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Feb
9

On This Date: A Summer Place…..

The younger generation has no idea at all. Many of the rest of us remember him only for a few familiar tunes, but his music lives in the minds and hearts of those who took the time to listen.

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Feb
8

Two Things I’ll Remember From Super Bowl 50….

There wasn’t much offense, and Denver’s defense was the story of Super Bowl 50. But here’s what I’ll remember about the game until next football season…until I see better (or worse)!

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Feb
3

Lance Schneider Looks For An Interview, Redemption

The former coach of the Northmont Thunderbolts sits as area football jobs open and close…without him getting as much as an interview.

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Jan
18

Aren’t You Tired Of Being Talked To Like An Idiot…?

As good as it is to be an American, the process of electing our leaders really makes you wonder if the “end” is worth the “means”.

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Jan
15

If Donald Trump Were Commissioner Of The NFL…..

A question received relative to the Bengals’ meltdown…bad behavior on a pair of players at the end of the game, and how would presidential candidate Donald Trump respond if we were walking in the shoes of the commissioner, Roger Goodell.

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Jan
13

It’s Not That Hard To Say Goodbye…!

If the owner of the St. Louis Rams wants to take his team and move to Los Angeles…wants to extort the taxpayers in Missouri…I say let him. Imagine not what life would be like without NFL football; but what it would like with a little extra money in your pocket!

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Jan
11

The Kelsey Mitchell Phenomenon Rolls On….

The country’s best female basketball player wears scarlet and gray for the Buckeyes; and I continue to say…she’d start for every area boys team, and embarrass a lot of them.

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