Jeff Jobe Commentary

Downtown revitalization

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com For 20 years I have attempted to do my part to encourage downtown community revitalization. Since the first days of owning my first newspaper; the Butler County Banner-Republican I have put my money where my mouth is by investing in the heart of the communities we serve. It was February, 1998…

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$1.4M softball field, rates and strong leadership

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Each week I get notes or letters from our community readers. Most are well thought out and sincere in their request for help with an issue they feel is important to our community. With more than 20 years of community publishing experience, I have learned that most issues can be resolved…

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Remembering September 11, 2001; lessons in love

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.om Seventeen years ago, hijackers carried out the worst terrorist attack in American history. For most adults at the time, it is a day indeed burned into our memories. But 17 years is a long time for a busy, what can be done for me today-oriented society like ours, and the 9/11…

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Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 9-15

Here if in need of an ear By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Prevention is defined as the action of stopping something from happening or arising. The most critical element to prevention is being prepared to take action when necessary to do so. Some communities offer classes to teach methods of communication allowing a sense of involvement…

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Downtown is the heart of community

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Last week I was asked to speak at the Glasgow Rotary club by a friend Sam, Day Dickinson. I believe he was the August program chairman and I seem to remember the honor to schedule speakers rotating throughout the membership. I myself was a Rotarian for many years until my schedule…

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First day of school is a right of passage

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com I remember each morning so clearly. First days of school for me were as much a right of passage for me as it was my children. As I look back over the past 20 years, I remember few things more than those first days of school for my children; second only…

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Vacations are essential – make the time

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com For small business owners, one of the biggest challenges is actually taking time away from your business. Yet vacations are essential for not only your employees but your family as well. I find myself looking at my life and responsibilities today a bit differently than I did say 20 years ago.…

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Holidays, hot weather and less rain: Bigger risk of fire

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com For many of us, the holiday season was pretty much a time for family festivities and good cheer. But for our local firemen it was a time to be on alert. What few of us ever consider is the increased risk of home fires during the Holiday season. I certainly understand…

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Holidays, hot weather and less rain: Bigger risk of fire

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com For many of us, the holiday season was pretty much a time for family festivities and good cheer. But for our local firemen it was a time to be on alert. What few of us ever consider is the increased risk of home fires during the Holiday season. I certainly understand…

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Work, family and life

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Sam Terry has given so much to our community in so many ways, ways in which most of us can’t even imagine. For me as a community publisher I have had the pleasure to work for and beside some very fine newspaper professionals. Most of which I have referenced in some…

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