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Addressing the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) is not an easy feat. Through over 30 years of service with the Ohio National Guard, I have had the opportunity to personally get to know individuals affected by PTS.

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“For the times they are a-changin’” sang Bob Dylan. And the digital age has changed the way information is eaten, swallowed, and digested. We can’t stop progress, but we must maintain the saliency of our local newspapers. Why? Local newspapers serve significant roles in local societies.

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It’s summertime and many readers are making vacation plans for the warm months or planning an autumn big or small game hunt to places like South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, even the Yukon.

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So! We now have an official pot dispensary in Logan, Ohio. Ain’t that jest grand? So, now everyone is happy, or, soon will be. I have talked with many people about “medical” pot, and I’m still surprised how little the general public knows about so-called “medical” pot and how it can (will) be used.

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Dear Rusty: I will reach my full retirement age (FRA) in September of 2020 at age 66. My wife will be 64 at that time and will start drawing her SS at 1/2 of my benefit because it will be more than hers, even if she reached her FRA. My question is, I know I will need to sign up for Medicare …

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Nearly three years ago, I stood in Columbus to announce that the Obama administration was going to finally raise the salary threshold to earn overtime pay, and make millions more workers eligible.

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During my first year of teaching, I came across an obviously plagiarized book report. Now this was, of course, before the computer age when a teacher can detect plagiarism through a google search.

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Suicide is tragic and traumatizing. But, prevention, intervention, and postvention need to be consistently discussed in homes, schools, and communities. Whether city or country dwellers, suicide needs to be addressed. Countywide and statewide, suicide education needs to be at the forefront.

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Having lived a few more years than a lot of folks, I have found that any “public” project paid for by taxpayer dollars generally will cost more and its price will increase as the dream for the project ages.

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My kids grew up as part of the Toy Story generation. We watched Toy Story 1 and 2 on our VCR over and over and over. They were favorites, but they weren’t the only animated Disney show we watched. We had a large collection of VHS tapes. They’re still stored in our basement. Not sure there’s …

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“This may be dumb question, but…” That preface to a question is something FAIRHOPE Hospice’s staff hears frequently from family members of patients. They might be asking about the illness, if there is more they can do to care for their loved one, or if they are “allowed” to do something in p…

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I like bass fishing and I like bass fishermen, enough that I’ve fished for large and smallmouth bass in at least 22 states, and met a good many anglers in all 22.

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Dear Rusty: I was 62 in February and my 44-year-old wife and I have three young daughters ages 5, 7 and 13. My 2019 income via wages will be about $98,000. My wife does not work outside our home. In round numbers my Social Security full retirement benefit is estimated to be about $3,000 per …