My life is going to the dogs

My life is going to the dogs

I have a gambling problem.For years, I’ve had trouble turning down a good wager, particularly if it involved a sporting event. I think after wat...

May 16th, 2018 |  


The lasting impact of teachers

The lasting impact of teachers

Ohio students spend an average of 6.61 hours a day for 180 days per year for 13 years in school. Add to this the additional hours for persons who purs...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Appropriation or appreciation?

Appropriation or appreciation?

Recently, Keziah Ginger Daum, 18, wore a “qipao,” a traditional Chinese dress, to her prom in Utah. Were some offended? Yes. And the nasty...

May 15th, 2018 |  



Lessons from high school all part of growing up

Lessons from high school all part of growing up

It’s getting close to graduation time, which brings back some memories of my days at Troy High School back when the boys had long hair, the girl...

May 13th, 2018 |  


A Teacher in every sense of the word

A Teacher in every sense of the word

The reason I have consistently railed against politicians dictating what we do in education is because my own life experiences have shown me that the ...

May 13th, 2018 |  


Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Chance’s storyChance is a great boy who was found stray in a neighborhood, is quite friendly, and easy going. He is currently awaiting his famil...

May 13th, 2018 |  


New ‘road diet’ a good choice

New ‘road diet’ a good choice

Sometime right after our annual Strawberry Festival, something is going to go on a diet. After years of research and discussion, it has become painful...

May 11th, 2018 |  


A tribute to moms all over the world

A tribute to moms all over the world

For most of my 44 years on this planet, I figured my mom was invincible.This wasn’t necessarily because I was seeing her through the star-crosse...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Cracking down on fentanyl

Cracking down on fentanyl

Unfortunately, we know that illegal, deadly fentanyl is all too common in Ohio – our local law enforcement must deal with it on a nearly daily b...

May 9th, 2018 |  


House Bill 123 not the answer for Ohioans

By Ted SaundersFor nearly a year, the Ohio Consumer Lenders Association (OCLA) worked in good faith with members of the Ohio legislature on a short-te...

May 9th, 2018 |