In the early morning hours of Dec. 28, Hamilton, Ohio firefighters were battling a blaze in a single-family dwelling. The first arriving units had received information that there were possibly people inside. This information sets events into motion, namely the most dangerous mode that firefighters work under, the rescue... Read more
Hello and welcome to the 2016 edition of the Dogpound. Seems strange saying that, but at least I have not written any checks using 2015 as the date. Anyway, the start of 2016 has not been overly pleasant. My old cell phone finally gave up the ghost. It would... Read more
How much do you love Christmas? When we were kids we just couldn’t wait until the day came. It seemed as if it took forever until the big day finally arrived. As the clock ticked, the anticipation increased to a crescendo, passion plays, practicing Christmas songs in chorus, games... Read more
Even though we have had an uncharacteristically warm December this year, the cold weather is just around the corner. Every winter season the focus of acute health conditions makes its usual turn toward the respiratory diseases. These include colds, ear and sinus infections, and the seasonal flu and its... Read more
In case you need a last minute gift that will give a little extra cheer to the gardener in your life, read on. Many full service garden centers, gift shops, as well as hardware stores have just the perfect tool or gadget that is sure not to overload Santa’s... Read more
I had the privilege of delivering the invocation at the graduation ceremony for Recruit Classes 50 & 50-A On Dec. 18. Recruit Class 50-A represented a group of prior service personnel that attended a reduced version of a normal rookie school, due to the fact that they came from... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful holiday world of the Dogpound. Well my faithful pack friends, we are at the end of another year and this is the last “new” issue for 2015. So for starters, Merry Christmas and God bless everyone as we celebrate this most wonderful... Read more
You really do not know how far you can go until you go there. Maybe some of you know how to inoculate for foot in mouth disease. I’ve had my flu shot this year but not the much needed FIM vaccine. Sometimes we need to get angry to begin... Read more
To the Editor: Well I see Mr. Gray’s interests have expanded from The Great Climate Change Hoax into attempted gun grabbing. His predictions in “It’s Over” (V. News, 12/09/15) are as crazy as the ones on climate. The goal is the same: big government control over every aspect of... Read more
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a boy was born. He grew up to become the most wonderful husband and father a woman could ask for, and as I write this we are celebrating his birthday. My husband’s birthday is today, and one of the... Read more