A tribute to Xenia’s Robert “Shorty” Geyer, the shortest fighter pilot in World War II

A tribute to Xenia’s Robert “Shorty” Geyer, the shortest fighter pilot in World War II

Note: Earlier in my career, I was a features writer at the Skywrighter, which is the newspaper of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. I was privileged to write an array of personality profiles on veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Here is one of the my favorite stories, which is appropriate on Independence Day and every day. Mr. Geyer died at the age of 91 in 2014, the same year my...

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“The Prince Experience” returns to JD Legends for Saturday evening performance

“The Prince Experience” returns to JD Legends for Saturday evening performance

Gabriel Sanchez meticulously emulates the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend with prolific guitar solos, flashy dance moves and an engaging vocal range Franklin – From the curled wig and ruffled shirt to the prolific guitar solos and flashy dance moves, Gabriel Sanchez engages audiences in The Prince Experience, where he meticulously emulates the legendary musician with a critically acclaimed...

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LOGIK Fitness propels new stages of my wellness journey

Where do I want to be, and how do I get there? I asked myself that question last September, when I carried 265 pounds on my nearly 6-foot-4 1/2 frame. Since childhood, I have shared a love for sports, and for much of my adult life, I have remained active playing baseball, basketball, tennis and racquetball. I have belonged to numerous gyms over my adult life, so a fitness regimen was nothing...

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Debut of Cellar Another brand reflects Soroca Imports’ newest movement to educate Americans about tastes and history of Moldovan wines

Debut of Cellar Another brand reflects Soroca Imports’ newest movement to educate Americans about tastes and history of Moldovan wines

Dayton – An appreciation for the heritage and the products originating from one of the oldest wine producing nations in the world inspired Brandon Snell is launch Soroca Imports in 2014. Now the company, which features one of the largest assortments of Moldovan wines in North America, has introduced its own brand, Cellar Another.   A collaboration between Soroca Imports, Dayton cartoonist...

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My Roadmap to Happiness leads from Florida back to southwest Ohio

My Roadmap to Happiness leads from Florida back to southwest Ohio

Editor’s Note: Live, Laugh, Learn TV showcases content about inspirational stories, positive thinking, healthy relationships, effective communication and positive thinking. The site and the show includes stories on people, places, events and regular personal essays from Dr. Carol Morgan (“Doc”) and me. This is a kickoff column here! By Jeff Louderback Bellbrook – A chilling rain poured...

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Spring at Clifton Gorge: Darnell’s historic leap etched in history

Spring at Clifton Gorge: Darnell’s historic leap etched in history

Note: Clifton Gorge is one of the most scenic nature preserves in the Midwest, and any season is a perfect season to venture along the trails and learn about the history that took place there. By Jeff Louderback Some believe it was the legendary Daniel Boone. Others say it was the burly and seemingly mythical in stature Simon Kenton, who stood 6-foot-6. Yet most historians agree that a young,...

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