It Happened Years Ago: The travels of a family treasure

I have long been fascinated by old clocks, especially the old pendulum type. It doesn’t matter if it is a “Grandfather Clock,” mantel clock, or a wall clock, I enjoy the styles, the look and the action of them all. There has always been something calming for me about the quiet “tick-tock” in the background while I am reading, writing, or even paying bills.

Jim McGuire: October’s call

Late-October always has the capacity to toll me away from such trivial matters as pending work and scheduled appointments. And I’ll be the first to admit I’m unabashedly easy when it comes to shirking these duties.

Mom’s advice about getting older

By Christina Ryan Claypool

Glenn Mollette: We all face our barriers, but yes, nothing’s impossible

A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational pressures.

Rx costs for Medicare can be lower

By Sue Roy

Jim McGuire: Taking an invigorating October walk

If ever a season calls for a daily walk, surely it’s early-October when autumn reigns supreme and the landscape changes almost daily.

Just another ODE boondoggle

When I was a school superintendent, I, like my peers, would regularly receive missives from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) that would inform us about the latest foolishness coming from that office or similar absurdities being contemplated in the Ohio Legislature.

It Happened Years Ago: Newspapers of Miami County’s past and present

How do you keep up with the news of what’s happening in the world, the United States, Ohio or even locally? Obviously, if you are reading this column, then you’re reading the Miami Valley Sunday News, either a hard copy or digitally, or perhaps a reposting on Facebook. No matter which source of news you prefer, more and more news coverage is dispensed electronically. Even some periodicals are going solely to an online presence. But years ago, most people received their information on current events and happenings by reading the weekly or daily newspaper, which was owned, compiled, printed and sold locally.

Pathobiology and geocoding: A community diabetes plan

The quality in which healthcare providers approach the chronic disease state management of their patients will inevitability be tested over time. In fact, it’s in the name. Chronic diseases include those that individuals might have to manage for the rest of their lives. Think of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and pulmonary disease, just to name a few.

If American healthcare administration had an IPO

What if you were lucky enough to invest $100 in Apple, Amazon, or Google stock just before they blew up Wall Street? In 1986, you would have purchased 100 shares of Apple that would be worth $22,600 today; in 1998, you would have purchased 50 shares of Amazon that would be worth $90,000 today; and, in 2004, you would have purchased 2two shares of Class A Google stock worth $2,500 today. Truly, any of those would have been an incredible invest of your $100, earning you bragging rights for life prior to even cashing out.