Monday, January 22, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Observing American Education Week

Dear Editor, The week of November 13-17 is American Education Week. The first observance of American Education Week was December 4-10, 1921, with the National Education Association and American Legion as the cosponsors. Since that...

My “philosophy” for the Gallia Herald

Many readers who started with me when the Gallia Hometown Herald launched in October 2011 are aware of my “philosophy” for the site. Every so often, as I gain new readers, I feel the...

Helping You Age Better – Caregiver Month Observed in November

By Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging District 7 National Family Caregiver Month is celebrated each year in November. In what better month could we express our gratitude for the over 90...

Letter to the Editor: Long-Term Care Resident’s Rights Month

Dear Editor: October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month, a time to learn more about the rights of individuals residing in our region’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities. This year's theme – It’s...

Letter to the Editor: Rio Police Chief addresses levy confusion

  I just wanted to take a moment and discuss the Police and Fire levy for the Village of Rio Grande and to clarify some confusion.  The University of Rio Grande is running a Levy...

Friends of Gallia County Animals team up with Pilots N Paws

News Release There is a very small but caring group of local animal lovers under the name of “Friends of Gallia County Animals” who are working tirelessly to eradicate the huge problem of homeless dogs...

Believe it or not, you control the media

I often hear or see comments regarding the stories the media covers, whether it is local or regional media.  Those comments usually revolve around the fact that media only focuses on the bad news...

Outdoor Outlook: Let’s go shed hunting

By Rick Jackson It’s too cold to fish, let’s go shed hunting. Every year throughout February and March, especially late March, whitetail bucks “shed” their antlers grown the previous year. This is a natural process in...

Bill Johnson: Boosting Natural-Gas Exports can Hit Russia Where it Hurts

Guest Column by Bill Johnson President Obama has an historic opportunity to push back against Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of the Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula. And, if the President was serious when he warned Putin...

Letter to the Editor – Gallia County Dog Tags and Animal Shelter

Letter to the Editor, The Board of Gallia County Commissioners is writing this letter to the editor to provide information regarding dog tags to our county residents. All proceeds from the sale of dog and...

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