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It’s getting harder to govern

It’s getting harder to govern

We may not know who our next president is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Life’s comforts are like ‘flowers for the living’

Life’s comforts are like ‘flowers for the living’

What picks you up, makes you feel good and lifts your spirits? What has the power to sustain you in …

April 30th, 2016 |  

Everything tastes better with bacon

Everything tastes better with bacon

Cheery spring greetings from our house to yours. We thoroughly enjoy spring days in the quiet countryside outside Flat Rock, …

April 30th, 2016 |  

Financial literacy a lifelong pursuit

Financial literacy a lifelong pursuit

Do you consider yourself educated about managing finances? Recent studies show the majority of Americans are not educated enough in …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Some advice for would-be journalists

Some advice for would-be journalists

Many years ago, back when I was just a wee journalist, I worked at my college newspaper with a guy …

April 29th, 2016 |  

So far in debt — how do I get out?

So far in debt — how do I get out?

As I was getting ready to write the article for this week, I noticed that I had received “cell phone …

April 29th, 2016 |  

The first crop of spring

The first crop of spring

The first crop of spring is something I had nothing to do with. In fact, there’s some good eating if …

April 28th, 2016 |  

Earning 27 cents the hard way

Earning 27 cents the hard way

Last week I received a document from the Social Security Administration. The neatly typed document explained how much money I …

April 27th, 2016 |  

Kasich can’t let the dream die

Kasich can’t let the dream die

In his dreams, John Kasich must see himself there — the hometown underdog celebrating his triumph at the Republican National …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Maybe it does matter for whom you vote

Maybe it does matter for whom you vote

The remarkable durability of non-establishment candidates — Sanders, Trump — in this year’s presidential race may reflect the widely held …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Stopping mumps with vaccination

Stopping mumps with vaccination

With recent cases of mumps occurring in Indiana to dozens of college students starting in February, the importance of vaccination …

April 23rd, 2016 |  

Letter: Future looks great for Mt. Sterling water

Dear Editor, The weather was perfect Thursday morning, April 14 for the groundbreaking of the new water treatment plant. The …

April 23rd, 2016 |  

Taking stock of the seasons

Taking stock of the seasons

Every season has its charms, if one looks for them. For instance, early in the spring, there’s always that first …

April 23rd, 2016 |  

Trump’s bad ideas aren’t un-American after all

Trump’s bad ideas aren’t un-American after all

Many of the GOP front-runner’s worst proposals are playing out already. Readers of The Boston Globe were recently treated to …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

A dirty little secret

A dirty little secret

This will be one of the “dirtiest” articles I have written, so I wanted to warn you because it may …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

Autism is something of which I’m always aware

Autism is something of which I’m always aware

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Several weeks ago was World Autism Awareness Day. My awareness of autism spectrum disorder …

April 21st, 2016 |  

Protecting Ohio students from for-profit college scams

Protecting Ohio students from for-profit college scams

Imagine working for months or years toward a college degree — investing hours in late-night study sessions and tens of …

April 21st, 2016 |  

Delegate process confusing, not corrupt

Delegate process confusing, not corrupt

Donald Trump has been attacking the Republican delegate selection process, and while he makes some good points about the lack …

April 20th, 2016 |  

Five important reasons to vaccinate your child

Five important reasons to vaccinate your child

You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates …

April 19th, 2016 |  

You can’t judge a whole grain by its color

You can’t judge a whole grain by its color

I have seen “white whole wheat” bread and high-fiber white pasta products for years now, but I’ve always been a …

April 16th, 2016 |  

Honoring one of the great authors of our time

Honoring one of the great authors of our time

I didn’t have a ton of friends growing up — which I know is probably hard to believe, given my …

April 15th, 2016 |  

We need transparency and accountability

We need transparency and accountability

Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of …

April 15th, 2016 |  

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