When a relationship comes to an end

When a relationship comes to an end

When my wife said she wanted to talk to me about a very serious matter, I could tell it was a conversation that probably wasn’t going to end wel...

April 25th, 2018 |  


When a relationship comes to an end

When a relationship comes to an end

When my wife said she wanted to talk to me about a very serious matter, I could tell it was a conversation that probably wasn’t going to end wel...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Simplifying life to simplify death

Simplifying life to simplify death

Have you ever seen a U-Haul behind a hearse? Probably not.Is death the only thing that we know for certain in our turbulent world? Yes.Do you watch Mi...

April 24th, 2018 |  



Troy says, ‘We bike, too.’

Troy says, ‘We bike, too.’

Two weeks ago, my column featured a piece on Bike Piqua and the great work being done in northern Miami County to promote cycling in the area. John Te...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


The real meaning of ‘community’

The real meaning of ‘community’

When Ohio looks at itself in the mirror, I am convinced it seems something different than what other people think. Let’s face it, the rest of ou...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Getting recovering Ohioans back to work

Getting recovering Ohioans back to work

Recently, I called for a full-scale public health campaign to fight the opioid epidemic. Getting Ohioans struggling with addiction the treatment they ...

April 20th, 2018 |  


It’s time we embrace our arctic overlords

It’s time we embrace our arctic overlords

OK, Mother Nature.You win. We lose. We have officially tapped out. Given up. Thrown in the towel. You are our superior and we bow down before you and ...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Compromise leads to best solutions

Compromise leads to best solutions

A crucial component of legislating successfully is compromise. Good ideas come from both sides of the aisle and from all kinds of perspectives. More o...

April 17th, 2018 updated: April 19th, 2018. |  


Too much regulation? Not enough?

Too much regulation? Not enough?

As a person who has served as a college president in the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky, toured coal mines including one where the coal was so lo...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Happy endings still in style

Happy endings still in style

Hollywood movies are a lot different today than they once were. We could almost always count on the fact, no matter how dark the story, there would be...

April 16th, 2018 |