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Reflections: Trip back to November 1953


As I sifted through the box of Searchlights from Evelyn Long’s house, I happened upon one from November 1953. Coincidentally, this would be the senior year of the class of 1954, which will be celebrating its 70-year reunion this upcoming May. In this edition, the class of 1954 had just taken their individual senior pictures by Cubberly Studios of Delaware, Ohio.

Letter: Dolan will get things done


Ohio will play a pivotal role in determining which party holds the majority in the United States Senate next year. It is important that we send a candidate with proven conservative credentials to Washington who has a track record of getting things done to improve the lives of all Ohioans.

Letter: Wick should be next county prosecutor


This letter will serve as an endorsement of Andrew Wick for Morrow County prosecutor. My name is Frank Hickman, and my wife and I make our home in Westfield Township. My endorsement of Mr. Wick is based on his depth of work, his prosecutorial record of success in the courtroom, and his conservative approach to the law.

Reflections: Searchlight from February 1987


I inherited a box of Searchlights from Evelyn Long’s house this past summer after she passed, and I intend to work my way through them over the next several months.

Accessible, attainable housing for Ohioans essential


In the wake of last week’s 2024 Ohio Chamber Housing Summit, we continue to focus on the issue of housing for all Ohioans. Every Ohioan should have access to safe, affordable housing, and this goal can only be accomplished if we work together.

Reflections: Christmastime in Cardington


Over the past decade, Christmases in Cardington have been magical. Thanks to the Friends of Cardington organizing the annual event of “Christmas in Cardington,” the village is dressed in red and green with wreaths hanging from the telephone poles (courtesy of the village’s street department employees) and inflatables placed throughout the town. The American Legion Village Park is strung with Christmas lights and decorations from the stage to the shelter house.

After the deluge comes drought


“The right to an attorney, although paramount, is sometimes in conflict with the right to have a timely resolution of a case. We’re really walking a tightrope between both needs.”

Girls basketball program has rich history


Basketball is most certainly my favorite sport. For the past 10 seasons, I have gratefully served as the announcer for the high school girls basketball program at Cardington-Lincoln High School. I have had the opportunity to see first-hand some of the greatest teams within the sport’s second lifetime. Prior to being resurrected in 1974, girls basketball was active until 1939 at then-Cardington High School prior to ending before Title IX protections were enacted in the early 1970s.

Supreme Court not immune from code of ethics


“The absence of a Code has led in recent years to the misunderstanding that the Justices of this Court, unlike all other jurists in this country, regard themselves as unrestricted by any ethics rules.”

Faith comes by hearing word of God


The last time we visited El Salvador we invited a pastor friend of ours who has a healing ministry. I contacted several churches in El Salvador to arrange a week worth of meetings. Some days we had two services, but mostly the services were in the evening.


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