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Showing respect for all

By Mike Vizena In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to increase public awareness of both the needs and the potential of Americans with developmental disabilities....more >>

Don't Rush Me

The saga of yoga pants and your daughter

Where's the line between freedom of expression and over exposure?

Every once in a while, even a highly skilled, trained and veteran column writer like me thinks, "Rut-ro, Raggy. What am I gonna' write about now?" Aside from the easy, Scooby Doo reference, life isn't a cartoon....more >>

Letter to Editor: Village should create ordinances to benefit all, not just 'certain residents'

"The other prohibits "all truck traffic," with the exception of local deliveries, on W. Burdick St. between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m." This is one part of a local ordinance that was passed a few months ago in Oxford Village....more >>

Letter to Editor: Take time to learn Chinese impact on Oxford

The Oxford School Board has approved the plan to bring 200 Chinese high school students into our high school. The Oxford Township Planning Commission has granted preliminary site plan approval for the commercially-zoned 2....more >>

Letter to Editor: Scoop the poop on the trail

To the person or persons, many thanks for cleaning the Polly Ann Trail of dog feces that was left by rude dog walkers that allow their dog to go on the trail and then don't clean up after them....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Listening well sadly a lost art for most

Our guest speaker at Oxford Rotary Club recently was one of the best I've ever heard. Dinah Brinson's message was primarily about listening: "We have been given two ears and but a single mouth in order that we may hear more and talk less....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Spring into season

It's good to see people back outside on the sidewalks and safety paths, running, walking their dogs, biking, etc. The junior and senior high school track kids are back out there. When they first showed up a couple weeks ago, I managed to pass a lot of them on my afternoon run....more >>

Letters to the Editor

A call to oppose public-notice bill Dear Editor, My wife and I vehemently oppose H.B. 4183 ("Public notice act up for vote," March 18). The costs associated with printing public notices vs....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Hope for cities through Holy Spirit

I've been reading a fascinating book by historian Rodney Stark. It's called The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion. He makes a compelling case that much of what we think we know about Christian history is mythical....more >>
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Born March 27th
1879: Edward Steichen, pioneer of American photography.
1906: Pee Wee Russell, jazz clarinetist.
1910: John Robinson Pierce, the father of comunications satellites.
1914: Budd Schulberg, journalist, novelist and screenwriter (What Makes Sammy Run).
1923: Louis Simpson, Pultizer Prize-winning poet.
March 27th
in history
1944: One thousand Jews leave Drancy, France for the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1944: Thousands of Jews are murdered in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Gestapo shoots forty Jewish policemen in the Riga, Latvia ghetto.
1945: General Dwight Eisenhower declares that the German defenses on the Western Front have been broken.
1952: Elements of the U.S. Eighth Army reach the 38th parallel in Korea, the original dividing line between the two Koreas.
1958: The United States announces a plan to explore space near the moon.