Mike Caldwell, Author at The Tribune


Farewell, but not goodbye

During the past 12 years, I have written more than 3,000 editorials, at least 400 columns and far too many news stories to count. The ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, October 6, 2013 12:13 am


Fire damages Kitts Hill Post Office

KITTS HILL — A fire in the building that houses the Kitts Hill Post Office destroyed much of an apartment in the rear of the ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Monday, September 30, 2013 10:25 am


Elections can be affordable

Democracy will never come cheap but that doesn’t mean that it cannot be more affordable for taxpayers. In recent years, elections have become very expensive. ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 am


Time to recognize volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Ironton and Lawrence County, selflessly putting the betterment of the community above their own needs and desires. We are blessed ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:20 am


Citizens have to speak out

Many of our elected officials believe that silence equals endorsement. I don’t believe that is true. Even apathy, while deplorable and frustrating, shouldn’t be considered ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:00 am


Invest in business, community

Do you want to showcase your business or organization to visitors or individuals looking to locate or develop in Lawrence County? Do you want to ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, September 8, 2013 12:10 am


Toddler times

Clapping to the tune of “Ten Little Indians” Morgan Elkins counted out a family of imaginary beavers that Miss Jan introduced to her and her ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9:52 am


Lawmakers are falsely named

In general, much of the American public could care less what goes on in Washington, D.C. — until it starts to impact their wallets and ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:00 am


Enforcement key for all laws

There I was, driving down Sixth Street in Ironton last week. I was paying close attention to every intersection to ensure drivers on perpendicular streets ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:51 am


Ohio can teach feds on deficit

Columbus versus Washington. It sounds like chapters in an American history book but is actually a very current political battle that could end with Ohio ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:00 am


Rockin’ at the Rally

Big-name bands draw big crowds at annual event in Ironton.   Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Friday, August 16, 2013 12:11 pm


Education must join 21st Century

Are we teaching our children to think or simply memorize facts to answer questions on standardized tests? In many cases we are using 19th Century ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, August 11, 2013 5:20 am


What is county’s backup plan?

Now that the Lawrence County Commissioners — two of them at least — have chosen not to even ask voters how they felt about “Plan ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:00 am


Sight, vision are different

The world goes dark. You have no choice but to rely on your other senses. Many of the things that you take for granted every ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:08 am


Is mayoral system working?

Ironton City Council may soon ask voters whether or not the city should have mayoral term limits, but it makes me wonder if they are ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Sunday, July 21, 2013 12:00 am

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