Listening, learning on the Ohio Jobs Tour

Listening, learning on the Ohio Jobs Tour

Last week, I crisscrossed our great state on a 1,500 mile jobs tour through 13 different counties. I met with small business owners, auto workers, man...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Does tower plan hold water?

Does tower plan hold water?

Very rarely does a community’s park system become a point of community-wide contention and debate. Sure, on a neighborhood level, there might be...

August 24th, 2015 |  


The past and the future — both good places to go

The past and the future — both good places to go

I remember back when I was growing up in the ’60s, we used to go to the Mayflower Theater on Saturday afternoons. Back then, it was one big thea...

August 24th, 2015 |  



Rest in peace, Pilkington sons

Rest in peace, Pilkington sons

It’s never a good week when the biggest news involves something horrible happening, especially to children.By now most of us have heard the news...

August 21st, 2015 |  


Many thanks for a successful fundraiser

To the Editor:We want to thank all the donors and participants involved in this year’s “Christmas in July Golf Fundraiser” held in m...

August 21st, 2015 |  


I won the housing lottery

I won the housing lottery

I grew up in an affluent corner of Loudoun County, Virginia, where the median household income is nearly $120,000. In September, I’ll be a junio...

August 21st, 2015 updated: August 21st, 2015. |  


Another county fair in the books

Another county fair in the books

Well, for my family, it’s another county fair in the books.This morning my 11 year-old son sold his market lamb in front of dozens of generous f...

August 20th, 2015 |  


Taco pizza: Simple and scrumptious

Taco pizza: Simple and scrumptious

Greetings from Illinois.“Thanks so much, I’m looking forward to it,” I said as I hung up the telephone. I had been talking with Mom;...

August 20th, 2015 updated: August 20th, 2015. |  


I won the housing lottery

I won the housing lottery

I grew up in an affluent corner of Loudoun County, Virginia, where the median household income is nearly $120,000. In September, I’ll be a junio...

August 20th, 2015 |  


The truth about handing out trophies

The truth about handing out trophies

If this column isn’t an award-winning piece of journalism, I may not get paid for writing it.Well, at least that’s how it would be if Jame...

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 19th, 2015. |