Every life a mix of good, bad

Every life a mix of good, bad

The only thing we know about people – both people we know from a distance as well as our closest friends - is what we know about them. What we d...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Connecting community, agriculture

Connecting community, agriculture

At the end of July every year, the Ohio State Fair begins its annual 12-day exhibition in the capital city — bringing kids, teenagers, and adult...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Making lifesaving drugs more affordable

Making lifesaving drugs more affordable

Because of the Affordable Care Act, we’ve made progress in lowering the cost of prescription drugs. We’ve expanded coverage to nearly 20 m...

August 20th, 2016 updated: August 20th, 2016. |  


Clinton avoiding interviews, so let’s make up some stuff

Clinton avoiding interviews, so let’s make up some stuff

For anyone complaining about a lack of media access to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, her campaign has great news: It now has a podc...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Healthy churches — Part 2

Healthy churches — Part 2

The Barna Group tells us that the average size of the average church in America today is 89 adults, and that 60 percent of Protestant churches have le...

August 19th, 2016 updated: August 19th, 2016. |  


What does Congress need? Your attention!

What does Congress need? Your attention!

Now that the conventions are over, I know that all eyes are on the fall presidential campaign. But I’m going to ask you to shift your focus a bi...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Most of us do not know ourselves

Most of us do not know ourselves

One of the most quoted phrases out of our ancient world was the statement, “Know thyself.” I wonder why they thought it was so important. ...

August 18th, 2016 updated: August 18th, 2016. |  


Some simple advice for kids heading back to school

Some simple advice for kids heading back to school

And with that, summer disappeared just as quickly as it had arrived, leaving behind wistful memories of afternoons spent lounging at the swimming pool...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Letter: Failure to communicate in Mount Sterling

Communication is vital, with listening as well as speaking, and historically both have been an issue in Mount Sterling.Lack of communication is creati...

August 17th, 2016 updated: August 17th, 2016. |  


Goodbye, Madison County

Goodbye, Madison County

As of Friday, I will be retired from The Madison Press. It’s been nearly 19 years since I was at home, unemployed, with no apparent prospects.Th...

August 17th, 2016 |