In gratitude for their courage and sacrifice for our nation, my office helps U.S. veterans access their medical and disability benefits and the overdue or replacement medals that they have earned for their military service.
Dear editor:The outbreak of Ebola has the whole country in fear of this dangerous disease.We must stop the flow of people coming and going from West Africa with this awful disease.
Boo! It's time for the annual influx of “ghosties and ghoulies and things that go Bump! in the night!”
Dear friends both far and wide,
My 6-year-old daughter is excited about trick-or-treating this year, but I'm concerned about how to limit the candy she eats afterward. What's the best way to handle Halloween?
Election Day is less than two weeks away. Before voting, I encourage you to do two things: educate yourself about judicial candidates and vote all the way to the end of your ballot.
Saint Paul writes in Philippians, chapter 4, verse 8: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything...
Our community may have ongoing assaults, thefts, drug problems, education challenges, weather catastrophes and political campaigns and debates, but what we really care about is food.That's right, food.
I must confess I am not up to date with the latest technical gizmos. So much technology is around today that I believe most people have really lost their identity. I do not think they will soon recover.
Are you going? You say, “going where?” And I say, “To the wedding?”
Oct. 23, 1914Madison County Democrat — Mrs. Mary Matheney and Victor Timmons were married, Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride by Rev. Woodrow. They have the best wishes of...
Pumpkins and falling leaves are giving way to pink ribbons. And purple ones. And blue ones.
Throughout the years, the exchange of ideas through letters to the editor has been the lifeblood of a newspaper's editorial page.
Dear Editor,I wish to clarify and add to the information presented to the Village of Mount Sterling council on Oct. 13, 2014 and subsequently reported in both the Press and Tribune.
When looking at things, I try to really see them for what they are, what they were and what they might turn into. Sometimes you have to wait on something before you can use it or maybe understand it.
It seems to me that since the U S Supreme Court has agreed with the manner in which Ohio has chosen to define the length of time that Ohio voters may cast “early voting” ballots, a kinda quick overview of the situation is appropriate. Just...
When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1...
Hello to one and all!
Everyone should do something wild and goofy from time to time, if only to have something to talk about for the next five years. This is a philosophy with which my children are very familiar.
Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That's what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering.
The week was going quite well until I ran into Ms. PC.
I was driving the other day and missed my exit. Almost immediately, the road sign told me that the next exit was 15 miles ahead. Fifteen miles.
Yes, I drank the Kool-aid. For many years after my ordination, I embraced many of the tenets of religious liberalism. There is no one size fits all description of what religious liberalism is or how it translates as it crosses denominational lines.
As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, I was told that October — all 31 days of it — was Fire Prevention Month, which, in my humble opinion, is fine, even though since 1922 attention has been focused on Fire Prevention Week, which took place...
Evidently, only men are supposed to ask for raises. Women who do will only annoy their bosses and instead should simply have faith in the system and hope for good karma.
Fall is my favorite time of the year.
Today, The Madison Press is going pink by featuring our annual Breast Cancer Awareness issue.
Oct. 16, 1914Madison County Democrat — Isaac H. Hambleton has been spending a week visiting his son, Wallace, at Urbana. Mr. Hambleton passed his 90th birthday in August and is still...
All that stored-up energy and no place to put it. All those thoughts and feelings bundled up with no real exit. That's not exactly true. There are ways of letting it go.
Do you recognize that feeling of walking through life trying to function and look okay, but on the inside being a complete mess? That was me during most of 2009.
Dear editor,Ohio voters have an opportunity in November to keep Justice Judi French on the state supreme court. It's an opportunity they should not miss.
Here's a quiz: Who owns the McDonald's where you stopped for your breakfast sandwich this morning?
As the treasurer of Ohio, a former city councilman, and the son of a terrific woman who worked in education for over 20 years, I understand the essential role that local governments and schools play in the lives of Ohioans. We rely on local...
Sometimes when I eat an apple, I get a stomachache afterward. Could it be from pesticide residues?
Dear friends far and near,
I'm sending this mid-week, from a time zone three hours earlier than our current daylight savings time in Ohio. A flight that lasted a little more than four hours brought my husband Carl and me to a city that never sleeps — Las Vegas,...
It was a week when everything went just the way I had planned. It is hard to express your feelings when something like this happens because it rarely happens.
Over the last few weeks, we have heard a lot about the Ebola virus. The stories from Africa are heartbreaking — countries with limited resources are fighting to contain the disease and in many cases it is spreading faster than it can be...
Dear editor:With the death of Paul Revere on Saturday, Oct. 4, the rock 'n' roll world lost a legend.
This week has been pretty spectacular as far as the weather is concerned. Last Thursday, we were around 79 degrees and then on Saturday, we dipped into the low 50s. Follow that up by thunder and lightening on Monday night and then a beautiful, sunny...
The Book of Proverbs is like reading bumper stickers of passing cars. They are not organized in any order. They are bits of collected wisdom that have been handed down over time. We recognize that they come from experience.
Remember the good old days, when all parents had to worry about was alcohol and marijuana?
The phrase “corporal punishment” wasn't used too much when I was young. At least, I don't remember the phrase being tossed around too much in the 1960s.
Oct. 9, 1914Madison County Democrat — A rare treat is in store for those who attend the American Christian convention which convenes in the High Street Christian Church in Springfield...
There is a lot we don't see for many different reasons. One of the main reasons is we're very preoccupied in our daily thoughts. Today for instance was one of the most beautiful early mornings I have ever experienced. It was pastel colors...