Thursday, May 24, 2018

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...

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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...

Appalachian poems stir and swirl Appalachian memories

By Melissa Martin - Contributing Columnist Stories and storytelling is embedded in our country culture. Appalachian poems and poets speak of the history, the land, the music, the people, and their struggles. Robert Penn Warren...

It’s Girl Scout cookie season!

Shameless admission. I love Tagalongs ®! I’ve told more than one Girl Scout, I am the easiest sell ever, when it comes to those, chocolate-covered, peanut butter-filled, little round circles of yummy goodness. I...

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...

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...

Helping You Age Better: Visiting Over the Holidays

By Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging District 7 December 2017 Monthly Column Holidays are a time when we visit with friends and family, whether down the block or across the country.  This...

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...

Encouraging Broadband Expansion

Guest Column from State Representative Ryan Smith The world is constantly changing due to technological innovation. In order to keep up with this change, all Ohioans should have access to the infrastructure that supports...

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...

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