Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

Ohioans are tired of Washington gridlock and want to see things getting done that will help them and their families. That’s how I feel.We don...

December 31st, 2016 updated: December 31st, 2016. |  


Raber’s recipes

Raber’s recipes

Gloria spent the Christmas holiday visiting her husband’s family in Ohio. Meanwhile I, Gloria’s mother, have been tending to up to 300 pou...

December 31st, 2016 |  


Endings and beginnings

Endings and beginnings

Whew! Here we are again.One year’s gone, another’s ahead. We’re looking at the wrinkly backside of 2016 leaving as young and fit 201...

December 31st, 2016 updated: December 31st, 2016. |  


What are the 10 most historic events in your lifetime?

The transition from Barack Obama to Donald Trump certainly feels like a historic moment, historically awful for some and positive for others. If it is...

December 30th, 2016 |  


Sometimes your whole life can change very quickly

Sometimes your whole life can change very quickly

Cookie, my wife of 53 years, passed away quietly on Christmas Eve and I was granted one last favor and that was that I was seated by her side as she p...

December 29th, 2016 updated: December 29th, 2016. |  


Elections: Who cares who’s ahead?

Elections: Who cares who’s ahead?

Why do voters need to know who is winning or losing a political campaign before the votes are counted?In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory in t...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Their view

Ever notice President Obama’s hair and how gray it’s gotten over the last eight years? It probably has to do with the knowledge that he ha...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Why we should ‘normalize’ Trump

Why we should ‘normalize’ Trump

President-elect Donald Trump is being normalized before our eyes. On Monday, Dec. 19, the Electoral College cast its votes in the customary way; despi...

December 26th, 2016 |  


Chicago Tribune: Amazon and the twilight of the grocery line

DEC. 23, 2017 — Americans spend — waste — a year or two of their lives waiting in line, wishing it would move faster, staring dagger...

December 26th, 2016 |  


Gloria eats a straw hat

Gloria eats a straw hat

Depending on when your newspaper is running this column, I know everyone is either scurrying around in last minute preparations for Christmas or relax...

December 24th, 2016 updated: December 24th, 2016. |