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Matamoras Minute: Christmas programs

Christmas programs flourished throughout Matamoras during the holidays. Particularly those given by literary societies witnessed high attendance. Not only were they organized in town but Grandview, Mill Creek, and Parr Hill also had literaries which were especially busy during the ...

The grumpy man has spoken

Two of my least favorite things happen Tuesday, the winter solstice and the start of winter. They are of course, really the same thing. The winter solstice happens because of the fact that the earth is tilted on its axis and the amount of daylight varies at any given location as the earth moves ...

Substance abuse still deadly

News last week of a ruling that legal drug dealers posing as pharmacies shared some of the blame for the opioid epidemic devastating our region may have led some to feel a sense of closure. But much like the COVID-19 pandemic, the substance abuse epidemic has kept evolving. Forget about it ...

Know Before You Grow: The Great Christmas Tree Debate

By Marcus McCartney Special to the Times Is it too early to write about Christmas? This year, I think not since I’m already seeing the shelves at stores stocked with Christmas decorations and gift baskets. Also, a potential “toy shortage” has been hitting all the news outlets as of ...

OSU Extension Survey: What you said

If you happened to be at the River City Farmers Market this past June 12, there’s a good chance you completed a survey handed to you by someone from our local Ohio State University Extension Office. You may be interested to know what kind of results came out of that survey and what 300 ...

Teach your kids to be honest

A child in school taking a test and trying to look on someone else’s paper for an answer that he does not know is not being honest….and it is called cheating. If you copy someone else’s homework or let someone else do it for you, this is also not being honest and cheating. It is also ...