Gloria’s goodies, mocked mashed potatoes

Gloria’s goodies, mocked mashed potatoes

I have fond memories of long ago days when my brothers and I spent countless hours together.One of my favorite childhood memories with my brothers was...

February 20th, 2016 |  


Driving in a winter wonderland

Driving in a winter wonderland

As near as I can tell, there are three theories when it comes to driving when winter weather hits Ohio: 1) Drive really, really fast and put everyone ...

February 17th, 2016 |  


Protecting Ohioans from lead poisoning

Protecting Ohioans from lead poisoning

The water crisis in Flint, Mich., is attracting a lot of attention lately — and rightfully so. But while we work to help the people of Flint, we...

February 15th, 2016 |  



Nurse Ratched’s caregiving advice

Nurse Ratched’s caregiving advice

The classic 1975 movie, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” won all five major Academy Awards forty years ago. The poignant drama chr...

February 15th, 2016 |  


Looking for love in all the long spaces

Looking for love in all the long spaces

It’s not every day that a person starts out shopping for hardware and ends up with an offer to commit bigamy.The great cynic Oscar Wilde said &#...

February 14th, 2016 |  


The best diet I’ve never been on in my life.

The best diet I’ve never been on in my life.

It’s amazing when you are on a diet how much better you feel about yourself.Except, I’m not even on a diet — Mr. Obvious is on a die...

February 12th, 2016 |  


A busy year ahead

A busy year ahead

In his final State of the Union address last week, President Obama said that “the future we want — opportunity and security for our famili...

February 11th, 2016 |  


Growing dependence on mineral imports a looming problem

Growing dependence on mineral imports a looming problem

By Kevin L. KearnsContributing ColumnistAs poll after poll has demonstrated, consumers want to buy “Made in the USA.” In fact, it’s ...

February 10th, 2016 |  


A happy Chinese New Year to you

A happy Chinese New Year to you

Gung hay fat choy.Those four simple, monosyllabic words — when translated from Chinese — literally mean, “Best wishes and congratula...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Summer break shouldn’t mean going hungry for Ohio children

Summer break shouldn’t mean going hungry for Ohio children

Last week, I outlined my top priorities for the upcoming year — and I am getting to work immediately on one of them: renewing and expanding nutr...

February 7th, 2016 |