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Annual celebration honors Roald Dahl


Did you know that today, Sept. 13, is the annual celebration known as Roald Dahl Day? If he were alive today, the beloved (and controversial) children’s author would be celebrating his 107th birthday.

State of juvenile delinquency


“My father kept me busy from dawn to dusk when I was a kid. When I wasn’t pitching hay, hauling corn or running a tractor, I was heaving a baseball into his mitt. If all the parents in the country followed his rule, juvenile delinquency would be cut in half in a year’s time.”

Update on previous stories


It’s a great day for me to write something of interest from my past. I would like to do it by picking out past articles and adding something to them.

Differing beliefs on origin of Milky Way


The Greek philosophers eventually ceased to believe their ancient myths about the Milky Way. Instead, they began to speculate about its origins in a more systematic, “scientific” way. They used their limited observations to come to three distinct categories of conclusions.

Savings pile up with library card


Happy National Library Card Sign-up Month! Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. Libraries across the United States make a coordinated effort to ensure that every child is able to sign up for their own library card so they can access free educational apps, homework help, book recommendations, programs, and more.

Dealing with juveniles who commit crimes


It’s been hard to watch the news (and social media) lately with all of the violence that erupted in the past week— kids murdering kids at Easton on a Sunday afternoon; a good-Samaritan gunned down in broad-daylight by senseless robbers, and the list goes on! It makes you shake your head and wonder if you can go anywhere in Columbus and feel safe at all. As a prosecutor and a mother, I wonder where society went wrong in that it seems the value of human life is evaporating right before our eyes. Certainly, the officials in the criminal justice field play a mighty role in the safety of our community, but I know, from my own experience, that the value of human life — basic right vs. wrong — begins at home. If I am being honest though, what is equally dismaying is the political jockeying occurring in our urban counties over this violence, but I’ve always found in my career, if you do the right thing (not the political thing), justice is served.

Standing up for small town Ohio


You shouldn’t have to live in a big city or a wealthy suburb to have good job opportunities, quality healthcare, high-speed internet, or a great education for your kids. Ohio deserves better.

How ancient Greeks viewed our galaxy


The ancient Greeks saw the Milky Way as the emblem of a tragic tale of betrayal and vengeance. As told by the constellational scholar Pseudo-Eratosthenes, the story reflects their almost-human failings raised to superhuman proportions.

Library is good place to visit before long weekend


Labor Day weekend is sneaking up; while all Delaware County District Library branches will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, you have until Saturday to stop by to load up on books and entertainment for your day trips or long weekend at home.

Letter: City should focus on concession stand


On the topic of food trucks in city parks, which I understand would include Mingo Park, I’d like to point out that during soccer season, which is spring, summer and fall, all of the parking areas at Mingo are not only full, but overflowing. Cars are parked in the grass by the walking path as well as along the river.


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