Too many choices, too little time!

As times change, it seems our choices get vaster and more varied. I can remember when buying sheets was easy. Now it’s downright complicated. They’ve got more bed sizes, like California King (I supposed the Rhode Island King is much smaller. Or maybe they’re called Rhode Island Pawns). Some sheets have “deep pockets” (which is […]

Giving back in so many ways

Giving back in so many ways

CMH provides health care — and much more to community By News JOurnal staff Providing outstanding patient care is what drives Clinton Memorial Hospital (CMH) employees — and often, that care doesn’t stop at the hospital doors. From fundraisers to professional partnerships, CMH is heavily engaged in the health and well-being of the community. Whether […]

To collect, preserve and interpret

To collect, preserve and interpret

Ohio home to National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center Twenty-eight years before the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington, D.C., the doors of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center opened at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. The state was ahead of the curve in showcasing the history, contributions […]

By Adam Black PORTSMOUTH — For Alyssa Logan and Julie Brandenburg, opening ’83 Sweets in downtown Portsmouth means more to them than just opening a business. It means returning home. After months of preparation and hard work, the mother and daughter duo celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting at their new location in […]

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Creative outlet, genuine connections

Creative outlet, genuine connections

Patrons paint unique creations at Grandma Tiny’s DIY Pottery By Sarah Allen A little shop, a lot of creativity, and the love of a hometown all made the year 2020 a bit more colorful in Hillsboro. “I love the area,” said Sean Cockrell, owner of Grandma Tiny’s DIY Pottery. Cockrell is a native of Bainbridge, […]

By John Hamilton © Molly Boatman | WILMINGTON – At the corner of North Lincoln and East Locust streets you’ll find a white stucco building that transports you back to a time long ago. Rombach Place, as the residence is known, is owned and operated by the Clinton County Historical Society and home to […]

Not so ‘Queen of the Potluck’

We all have fears and phobias that cause us anxiety. For example, I’m afraid of barbershop quartets (long story), but they are pretty easy to avoid. I just have to stay away from steamboat river cruises and the year 1885. Whenever I’m invited to a “carry-in”, I have a lot of anxiety over what to […]

More recipes from our readers

— From Valerie Rose of Wilmington, Ohio Fresh Strawberry Pie 1 small box Strawberry Jell-O 2 cups sugar 8 tablespoons corn starch 2 cups boiling water 2 quarts fresh strawberries Mix all together except strawberries and cook until mixture boils. Cool, then combine mixture and strawberries together and put into baked pie shells. Makes 2 […]

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