Vandalia Drummer Letter to the editor policy

The Vandalia Drummer News encourages readers to write letters to the editor:• Letters should be typed, or printed legibly, signed and include cu...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Reaching across the aisle to secure Ohio priorities

Reaching across the aisle to secure Ohio priorities

At a time when bipartisanship is lacking in Washington, we were able to work across the aisle to secure important priorities for Ohio in 2017. Last ye...

February 6th, 2018 |  


Let the Winter Olympics unite us

Let the Winter Olympics unite us

Historians believe the ancient Olympic games originated around 776 B.C. in Olympia, Greece, with only one event, a footrace. Over time, other events w...

January 31st, 2018 |  



We are Respectful, Responsible, and Resourceful

We are Respectful, Responsible, and Resourceful

Years ago you could ask anybody about the “3 R’s” in and around schools and I am sure they would tell you about Reading, ‘Riti...

January 31st, 2018 |  


What makes my family special

What makes my family special

Editor’s Note: This essay by Morton Middle School seventh grader Helen Tracy was chosen as one of the top three entries in the 17th Anniversary ...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Don’t be too quick to dismiss ‘Beltway insiders’

Don’t be too quick to dismiss ‘Beltway insiders’

“Fishermen, sharpen your hooks, bring out the cheese balls and grease your bicycles. Soon there’s going to be trout fishing inside the Bel...

January 26th, 2018 |  


The presidency

The presidency

Because we live in such tumultuous political times, it’s easy to believe that today’s intense public focus on the Trump presidency is some...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Cutting the cord

Cutting the cord

Like many of you, I’m always looking for ways to save money. I regularly review utility bills to see how they change month-to-month, something I...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Ohio: More than meets the eye

Ohio: More than meets the eye

Last week, I found myself at our State Capitol Building at the corner of Broad and High streets in downtown Columbus. For those who have never been, i...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Don’t be too quick to dismiss ‘Beltway insiders’

Don’t be too quick to dismiss ‘Beltway insiders’

“Fishermen, sharpen your hooks, bring out the cheese balls and grease your bicycles. Soon there’s going to be trout fishing inside the Bel...

January 17th, 2018 |