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Free Speech Letters, 8/16/11

CORRECTION An ad for WYSO’s concert on August 21 incorrectly identified Holy Ghost Revival as the headlining band. Rather, the concert will present Crazy Joe with Ricky Nye Inc. as the show’s featured performers. Yellow Springs band, Wheels, will open the show. Visit for details. Five Rivers MetroParks apologizes for any inconvenience. All your […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/9/11

Cain, Cain, he’s our man! Who has the highest positive intensity score for 10 straight weeks? Who has the highest strongly favorable rating among the candidates? Who has the lowest strongly unfavorable rating? Herman Cain, a businessman from Georgia does! He accomplishes all of this while his name recognition is not among the highest. Why […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/2/11

A locavore indeed Dear Jen, I loved your article. It brought many smiles to my face as I thought of you and your adventure. What a talent for writing you have, I am sure that many others enjoyed the fruits of your labor as I did. Keep up the good work. I look forward to […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/26/11

Pit Bulls not bad dogs I know a lot of people who own these wonderful dogs and it’s about time they put an end to state-sanctioned discrimination. People should all be looked at as individuals and judged by their deeds and not their race. The same goes for dogs. As the rallying cry of the […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/19/11

Balance Budget Now Dear Editor, It is obvious to most Americans that our federal government needs to live within its income. After just 10 years, one may qualify for Social Security. With improved health in America, living until 85 or 90 is not uncommon. Increasing the retirement age is long past due. Balancing the budget […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/12/11

Research much? Dear Editor, The Tea Party tends to educate and learn and not just react to a headline. This has been on the books in Dayton for years. Except that the law used the word “verbal,” as in if you verbally asked for money, you needed a permit. This only amended the law to […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/5/11

Two points on PETA 1. Freedom of speech. PETA is over the top, but have the right to request and pay for a billboard. 2. Freedom of speech: The billboard company has the right to decide what they will advertise. It is a free country, thank God! Capitalism works based on supply and demand. Perhaps […]

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Free Speech Letters, 6/28/11

What has the crybaby done for me lately? So Rep. Weiner has resigned. The more apt question is what has Boehner done to create jobs? What has Boehner done to force the American wealthy to pay for the war in Iraq/Afghanistan that he helped President Bush start? Boehner is making a big deal about not […]

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Free Speech Letters 6/21/11

Still no accountability Ms. Wroten, thank you for writing about this important issue. The only thing I could think to add is that the Corps still is not being held accountable. That is because there has been no federally mandated independent investigation of the flooding disaster on August 29, 2005. Immediately after the terrorist attack […]

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Free Speech Letters, 6/14/11

CORRECTION The fishing locales in the article titled “Come Out & Play” DO require an Ohio fishing license. Five Rivers Metroparks locations that DO NOT require a license are: Carriage Hill, Sunfish Pond in Germantown, ponds and Argonne Lake at Possum Creek, catch/release at Dogwood Pond and Lake George at Twin Creek. All other Metroparks […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]