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Bird is the word
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, January 25, 2014 9:00 PM | Updated ( Friday, January 24, 2014 9:44 PM )

I met her for the first time on Friday. Her eyes were warm chocolate brown. Her ears were her best feature, long and soft as velvet. Her warm body makes you melt when you give her a snuggle. Her feet looked impossibly big for her small body.

Lady Bird. A beautiful specimen. A full-blooded Basset Hound.

She was the lady of the day. Everyone was talking to her, about her or taking objects away from her curious, sharp-toothed mouth. She ruled and she knew it.

Fighting the war on poverty 50 years later
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Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:18 PM | Updated ( Friday, January 17, 2014 9:32 PM )




Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in his State of the Union Address, saying “Many Americans live on the outskirts of hope – some because of their poverty, and our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity.” He later echoed those statements in May of 1964 while visiting Ohio University in Athens.

Today, we’re still fighting the war on poverty, but our country took a small step toward progress last week, as my Democratic and Republican Senate colleagues voted to open debate on a bill that would renew unemployment benefits.


Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by U.S. Senator Rob Portman   
Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:17 PM




This weekend, Americans of every race and background will take a moment to remember one of our nation’s great leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We do so with good reason. Throughout his short life, Dr. King overcame adversity to inspire our nation during one of the most tumultuous eras in our history. He led by example, stepping above the racism and violence he encountered, and responding with peaceful tactics and powerful words to influence change at a time when change seemed impossible.

Dr. King had a dream which he described in his famous speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, not far from the memorial that now bears his name. But he also helped America realize its own dream, the principle in our founding documents, of equality under the law. And yet, there is still much work to do.

Letter to the Editor
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Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:16 PM


As the “Blizzard of 2014” ends, we left with snow as far as the eye can see, frigid temperatures and icy roads. One of these are able to be controlled, of course. I’m talking of the icy and unsafe roadways. This should not be a concern for residents of Delphos and its surrounding area, yet the streets are horrendous. Why? Is it the city budget? Is it our so-called “civil servants?”

The safety of citizens, more importantly children, should top the list of concerns of city county and our mayor.

We can’t afford water let alone snow plows. That alone should be a call to action.

When drivers can’t accelerate past 10 mph without sliding, there’s a problem.

Manage the budget, cut down on expenses, do whatever it takes to make America’s Friendliest City also one of its safest.


Kellen Schomaeker


On the Other Hand — Definite breach of chocolate protocol
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:15 PM | Updated ( Friday, January 17, 2014 9:32 PM )

I called my friend Anne Friday to tell her a funny story and she didn’t answer, so you guys get to hear it.

I keep my candy stash in the kitchen in full view of all. With the clear lack of security, one could say I get what I deserve if some comes up missing. To my thinking, it’s still my stash and I know it and everyone else knows, so what’s the problem? I know what’s there, so keep your hands off.