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lou-allin's picture
Jan.13.2014
            1875 had been a banner year for Portsmouth on the Ohio. Atlases honoured its proud name in letters as large as Cincinnati's. Bustling with industry, it had dispatched boatloads of indestructible black shoes down the muddy river...
barry-eva's picture
Sep.12.2013
My guest on today’s "A Book and a Chat” is writer, journalist, newscaster, on-air reporter, executive film producer and author of her recently published book "Gem City Gypsy"… Kristin Kuhns Alexandre. Kristin has been writing since she was a 16-year-old as a newspaper feature writer for The...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
May.25.2013
 The riveting story about the three girls who were kidnapped and raped, then kept prisoner for over  a decade has caught has captured the attention of the nation. Its happy ending with a daring escape and a dramatic 911 call that led to their rescue and the capture of Ariel Castro has...
nancybrady's picture
Apr.17.2013
It is less than a week away...World Book Night, that is.  I have yet to pick up my twenty copies of Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief, but will on the 22nd of April (the night before World Book Night).  I can't wait!  It's exciting to be able to give away books to the light and/or...
tim-wise's picture
Mar.20.2013
Sometimes, it’s good to just vent. With that in mind, and before proceeding with a deeper and hopefully more constructive commentary about male violence and misogyny, perhaps it would do me well to release my first, instinctual thoughts about the guilty verdicts recently secured against two members...
jm-cornwell's picture
Feb.22.2013
In order to protect oneself against buzzards, one must first know the kind of buzzard circling overhead. In this case, the buzzard was circling the dance floor and had followed me out into the parking lot. I didn't know about Hinckley, Ohio or the buzzard migration that came back every year to the...
jane-wilson's picture
Feb.04.2013
"You went to Iceland in February?  Why on earth would you go there at that time of year?" My brother would have answered, "I've always wanted to try fresh puffin and whale."   My dad would have replied, "It's the cheapest time to go."  I was 45 years old and I'd never seen...
jm-cornwell's picture
Nov.13.2012
I went back to work for the temp agencies that week to keep out of Mom and Dad's house (and out of Mom's way) as much as to earn some money while I was there. I didn't like being beholden to anyone, and I liked it even less when I was a one woman audience for Mom's diatribes about paying my fair...
clinton-fein's picture
Nov.05.2012
In a free society, perhaps most sacred is the right to vote. An opportunity for your voice to be heard. This is not the time to be cynical, and take it from one of the biggest there is. I'm under no illusions, of course. By and large, the presidency is simply a figurehead position of our...
jm-cornwell's picture
Oct.29.2012
April 15th dawns clear and cool and the streets and parks are crowded with people. People just finishing breakfast at the local restaurants pay their bills and check their camera batteries, make sure their lenses are clean, and pull off lens caps from cameras and binoculars. Since before dawn...