Saturday, March 23, 2019

Letter from the Editor – Defense of the Indigent contract coverage

First, let me preface this by saying, I am not writing this due to any outside influence. I have not been threatened by anyone or called out for the way I covered it. The...

A personal story about tic disorders

More than once in my career, I have sat down with a parent, listened as they told their story and recounted that story to the public in an attempt to raise awareness about a...

Gary Lewis Montgomery, 71

Gary Lewis Montgomery, 71, Gallipolis, Ohio and Edgewater, Fla. passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 while in Florida.  Born December 30, 1945 in Gallipolis to the late James William and Ruby Mae White...

Sheriff and Prosecutor discuss Gallia CPR

Submitted by Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin and Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren Addiction and crime are two roads that parallel each other and intersect way too often for a lot of people. In...

Still loading……

When I took the site back over in November, I mistakenly thought I was going to jump back in and pick up where I left off. Yeah. I was wrong. It’s a hard thing to...

I want it now! Instant gratification

By Contributing Columnist - Melissa Martin “Daddy, I want an Oompa Loompa now!” is the phrase one of the children shouted in the movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Instant gratification screams, “I want it and I...

Higher Education Gets a Handle on Opioid Abuse

By Dr. Michelle Johnston The goal of higher education is to prepare students of all ages to improve their lives, contribute to their communities, and elevate their own awareness of the world around them. Sadly,...

A new book on an old problem; poverty in Appalachia’s working class

By Melissa Martin - Contributing Columnist After scanning the media storm of comments about the book, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (published in 2017) I wanted to read it. Any book that sparks debate and...

Expecting teens to talk and tell

Melissa Martin - Contributing Columnist There is a “don’t talk and tell” pact among teenagers. Young people are extremely loyal to each other and that is a strength; however it becomes a weakness when friends...

Kudos to Appalachia Ohio for responding to the opioid crisis

By Melissa Martin - Contributing Columnist The counties in southern and southeastern Appalachia Ohio addressed the opioid crisis and today positive things continue to happen. The helpers, citizens, and those in recovery deserve recognition. The Appalachian...