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Ripley voters can sustain their library

May 15, 2016 I love living in Ripley. We know our neighbors. We’re here for one another. We’ve got great community spirit. more »»

Area laws trample on residents’ rights

May 15, 2016 A photograph in the OBSERVER with a note on Dunkirk’s City Code in relation to signs is the latest exposure of local governmental attempted suppression of the peoples’ First Amendment right. more »»

A new energy from the four seasons

May 15, 2016 The fresh smell of rain, worms and tulips fill my house as I open my windows, cleaning. The ground is spongy and the grass is growing like wildfire. more »»

Long trip for lake skaters

May 15, 2016 Due to changes in the environment over the years, Lake Erie’s surface is not as thick as it used to be in the past. During the 1800s, the pioneers traveled over it to get supplies from Canada. more »»

Past and present watching words

May 14, 2016 I have the habit of adopting people who are alone and sometimes they adopt me. Sometimes it comes in handy — like Mother’s Day. I only have one son, Dan, and he’s in St. Augustine, Fl. more »»

Many live with ‘nasty illness’

May 14, 2016 Hometown Insurance held a giant yard sale last Saturday. One hundred percent of all proceeds will be given directly to the MS Society. more »»

Trouble in paradise

May 13, 2016 I love the birds in early May. The hummingbird travels from window to window till it locates me. Yes, it’s definitely saying “time.” I’ll be right there. more »»

When teasing crosses the line

May 12, 2016 Teasing comes in various forms. Some teasing is light-hearted and usually well-received. Some teasing is hurtful and not well-received. Some teasing moves into an arena called “bullying. more »»

Strange alliance with Democrats

May 11, 2016 There is a mystery as to why Jews, the highest-earning religious group, are a driving force for the left in American politics. more »»

Doctor’s charges add to patients’ pain

May 10, 2016 You can’t see it, but I can definitely feel it. You don’t understand it, but it’s what I know … I deal with it on a daily basi. more »»

Being responsible for our freedoms

May 9, 2016 President Abraham Lincoln stated it so well in his 1863 Gettysburg Address “… that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not vanish from this eart. more »»

How democracy frightens academia

May 8, 2016 Scanning the headlines from the recent month: ¯ Your days of therapeutic assistance for daily moments of despair may soon be at hand. more »»

My ‘Earth Angels’ were like family

May 8, 2016 In the middle of the 1950s a doo-wop song rose to the top of the charts in pop music. “Earth Angel” referred to a young lover that the singer couldn’t live without. more »»

Making future brighter for Ripley Library

May 8, 2016 The Ripley Library, after many months of research, questions and thought, is asking the voters of the Ripley School District to vote on May 17 to make our library a District Library. more »»

Animals have importance to us

May 8, 2016 There is a slight discrepancy over when the longest-running commemorative week in American history takes place in 2016: the week of May 1, according to the American Humane Association (AHA), or May... more »»

Problems, blessings part of growing old but effort is worth it

May 7, 2016 It was busy on White Street over the weekend! One day the porch was filled with kids who were in the hallway and the stairway. Everyone was drinking beer. more »»

Adding some sugar to tax woes

May 7, 2016 Sometimes I’ll read a story in the OBSERVER but don’t really give it a lot of thought at the time. more »»

Playing with the weeds

May 6, 2016 Two idyllic days last year in early May gave me time for a novel experience. I weeded the hosta bed. more »»

Area radio icon in select company

May 6, 2016 Believe it or not, legendary WDOE wake-up host Dan Palmer is not a morning person. Arising at 4 a.m. more »»

Community Notebook

May 6, 2016 The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or item, email us at or mail the information to Community notebook, OBSERVER, 10 E. more »»



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