“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
How buying a used car almost got me killed by an off-duty cop
Former Observer writer Tonya Jameson was putting a license plate on a car she bought near Knoxville. Then, a gun was pointed at her head.
Coast Guard retaliating against whistleblower
Chris Sajnog is a retired Navy SEAL, an experienced sniper and a much sought-after firearms instructor. Sajnog was chosen to write the curriculum for the Navy SEAL Sniper training program — the same program that trained “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. He has two combat deployments: Bosnia “back in the day” with SEAL Team 2, andRead More
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
Death notices received April 10
ABRAO: Marla Abrao, 55, of Oroville, died Friday, April 7, 2017, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsey Funeral Home, 534-3877.ALAMEDA: Tony Alameda, 98, of Willows, died Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Chico. Arrangements are
WATCH: April the giraffe to give birth at Animal Adventure...
The park has a webcam in April's quarters, capturing all the moments leading up to the birth.
Why Do Democrats Get Away With Lying About Guns?
The Fourth Estate has a responsibility to correct Democrats' wild exaggerations and untruths about guns. Yet they rarely do.
Coroner: 13-month-old Ohio girl dies from opioids
DAYTON: Authorities say a 13-month-old Dayton girl died in May from the synthetic drugs carfentanil and fentanyl.
How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance…
Captain Clutch: Barrett keeps on swinging
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett proves unflappable as he leads the Buckeyes to victory in a tough environment