Jim McGuire: Hooray! It’s May!

Hooray! Green and glorious May has arrived! The last full month of spring.Spring is nature’s most celebrated transition—a verdant journey taking us from winter’s...

Jim McGuire: Hooray! It’s May!

Hooray! Green and glorious May has arrived! The last full month of spring.

A very high calling

Perhaps one of the best known and oft used phrases in society is “actions speak louder than words.” I like to think of it...

An ode to trees, and why the community should continue to preserve them

“What a thought that was, when God thought of a tree.” – A quote from a 1906 Piqua Daily Call article, “Public Park for...

An ode to trees, and why the community should continue to preserve them

“What a thought that was, when God thought of a tree.” – A quote from a 1906 Piqua Daily Call article, “Public Park for Piqua”

Supporting Ohio communities

We know how hard this crisis is hitting our cities and counties. They need robust, flexible funding to keep serving Ohioans and avoid cutting...

The rocking book of aging

Self isolation and quarantine are large but necessary pains. A tiny sliver of silver in this cloud of corona virus is that while we...

The rocking book of aging

Self isolation and quarantine are large but necessary pains. A tiny sliver of silver in this cloud of corona virus is that while we are idling at home we have lots of time to think. Here’s what I think. I think one’s grasp on mental health isn’t a predictable thing. It’s hard to tell when any given person is going to snap like a stick. If we all reach our threshold during the same week it’s going to be ugly. They’ll be a second pandemic, this one of rampant craziness.

Mind the gaps: Social disparity post COVID-19

This past Saturday, 1,300 families in Miami County utilized the services of the largest foodbank in the region to access free food for their...

Mind the gaps: Social disparity post COVID-19

This past Saturday, 1,300 families in Miami County utilized the services of the largest foodbank in the region to access free food for their household. This number represents a 400 percent increase in demand for this monthly service, come to be known as a “pop-up pantry,” as compared to February of this year. Plenty has changed in our community over the last 60 days, but the question we should ask is not, “How did this happen?” but rather, “What does this look like moving forward?” How long will the food lines be post COVID-19?