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Many communities have a master plan to serve as a guide to future development. Sometimes they have more than one plan with others focusing on …

When I heard that Gov. John Kasich’s budget had an increase in school funding, I was encouraged. I was also naïve. Closer inspection reveals t…

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I have decided that it is time for me to come forward and endorse — watermelon. For all of my 60 years I have not cared for the taste or textu…

Summer is officially here which means fall is just around the corner. It’s not that I’m wishing my life away, not at all and certainly not at …

One of my earliest childhood memories of Nelsonville, aside from our beautiful star brick sidewalks and streets paved with Nelsonville Block, …

Curt Gail was my fashion guru. Yep, back in the day I took my fashion cues from one of the finest lineman the storied Nelsonville-York footbal…

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I live on a gravel road in Alexander Twp. A famous politician once said “ all politics is local”. If you live in an un-incorporated area of th…

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I recently had the privilege of reading 13 issues of the newspaper, Albany Echo, printed during the year of 1881. Interestingly enough, that c…

For as long as I can remember I have been involved in my community. In the early years it was Cub Scouts, Brownies and PTA/PTO. I also remembe…

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I would like to pay tribute to Mary Davis, one of Nelsonville’s finest ladies. During her recent funeral service Pastor Peter Galbraith, minis…

There was a newspaper article recently noting Feb. 19, 1962, the 54th anniversary of America’s first astronaut’s flight around the world in ou…

This community and surrounding counties are full of thoughtful, hardworking, generous and kind people. We have been dealt a difficult economic…

I saw the movie Eddie the Eagle the other day. A good movie, not great, but a feel good, inspirational tale along the lines of Cool Runnings, …