The ink's barely even dry on your diploma, and I bet you are already making some pretty bold claims about your future. I'll also bet very few of those claims involve the city you've lived in for the past 18 years or so.
Drug overdoses are on the rise across Ohio.
Cheery spring greetings to each of you.
Each May, we take time as a country to celebrate our veterans, lifting them up for all the sacrifices they have made for the freedoms we have. And doing so is the good and right thing. We wouldn't be the country we are without them.
This is simply one of my favorite times of the year for the simple reason that there is absolutely nothing that stays the same from one day to the next. We aren't in the bitter cold of February or the dog days of August, the weather can be cool...
In our more Thoreau-like moments, we attempt to commune with nature and appreciate the quality of its beauty. In our more Freddy Krueger-like moments, we attempt to subdue nature and appreciate the quality of dandelion killer.
Dreamers. Phonies. Bullies. I became acquainted with these three types of people 35 years ago during the Kent State shootings. To young people this may seem to be only a vague historical event but it was much more than this. It happened here in Ohio...
Dear graduating seniors:This weekend is going to be full of commencement ceremonies and back-to-back cake at grad parties for many of you and your families.
Congratulations graduating class of 2015:
Some days, you just gotta laugh 'cause your only option is to cry and who wants to do that? Hang on tight as I take you through one of those days I had recently.
“Grandpa's are coming!” “Grandpa's are coming!”
Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink … at least, if you live in California.
By Rob PortmanContributing columnist
After I blew the whistle on the CIA's torture program in 2007, the fallout for me was brutal. To make a long story short, I served nearly two years in federal prison and then endured a few more months of house arrest.
By Johnathan HladikContributing columnist
The other day I was cleaning under my bed when I found the two shoe boxes of stuff I collected from college as mementos. The items have sentimental value, such as the card and envelope my colleagues/ride-or-die-homies (yes, that phrase just happened)...
Hardly a day goes by that another candidate doesn't announce his or her intention to run for the presidency. One day it's Carly Fiorina, the next it's Mike Huckabee, Bernie Sanders, or Hillary Clinton, even.
Political correctness has pretty much killed the dirty joke.At least in public settings.
Last week, we as a church joined together in preparing an Amish meal that was to served at the community hall in the town of Robinson, Ill. Several times each year, we do this as a fundraiser for our parochial school or to help pay hospital bills.
By Brian DepewContributing Columnists
When I got asked what I was doing after I graduated college, a few times I answered with, “I think I'll go home and order a pizza.” When I was a senior, I did not dread the inquiries about my plans post-university, but I always gave...
A month or so ago I predicted that the Senate Advisory Committee on Testing, which is supposed to fix the testing debacle that now dominates our school days, would be little more than the latest in a long line of political charades. I suggested that...
By Jim McGuireContributing columnist
Three months ago today we had to make a hard decision. On Feb. 9, our dog Bo took his last breath and went to Heaven.
Many years ago, back when I was just a wee journalist, I worked at my college newspaper with a guy named Sean. Sean was the valedictorian of his high school class, upwardly mobile and, seemingly, could do whatever he wanted with his...
Greetings from Flat Rock.
I know it's early, but Happy Mother's Day! I wish you could hear the excitement I have behind that! I've been looking forward to writing this column since Jackson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on March 23.
There's nothing like a new relationship to put some excitement in your life. There's the lightning strike at the first meeting; the anticipation that builds to fever pitch before your next meeting; the thrill of sneaking out to the garage...
I hated having to speak in front of the class when I was in high school.
At forums I've held across our state, Ohioans have made clear their opinions on unfair foreign trade deals. This week I echoed your voices loud and clear in Washington: the last thing we need is another NAFTA.
By John CrabtreeContributing columnistHemingford, Nebraska, public schools recently transitioned from a “warm and serve” to a “made from scratch” school lunch.
MARYSVILLE — The Ohio Cattlemen's Association (OCA) hosted the Best of the Buckeye show at the Ohio Beef Expo on Sunday, March 22 during the junior show. The Best of the Buckeye program is coordinated by OCA and held in conjunction with...
It's hard work getting to sleep these days.